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Joan Goodger

Joan's Great Wall of China Trek

I am walking the Great Wall of China Trek for Acorns Children's Hospice Trust because my son Paul died in Acorns & I want to give back.

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Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

We offer a network of care to life limited & life threatened children

Charity Registration No. 700859

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Thank you for taking the time to read my page . . . . . . . .

My little boy Paul Goodger was diagnosed with an in-operable
brain tumour, aged 8.  He died aged 12 in ACORNS, Selly Oak.  
ACORNS and their volunteers supported us as a whole family throughout those 4 years, and following Paul’s death.  Paul went from cradle to coffin in 12 short years, I was not expecting to arrange a funeral for my own son.

It would be under-stating it to say, that without ACORNS and
the Volunteers, we would not be where we all are today.   Paul was the eldest of 4 boys and has 3 sisters.

I have 3 healthy grandchildren who thankfully do not need the services of ACORNS, but other children still do.  I now want to give back to ACORNS, in their 30th year, in what would have been Paul’s 35th year.  At 62 next birthday myself, and a grandmother of 3, I am not fit and will need to train hard for this challenge.  I will do it with your help and support in memory of Paul, a brave and inspirational child. 

Paul George Goodger
23.03.83 – 16.08.95
.  Thank you all for your support and keeping
Paul’s memory alive.

Read more:

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/yours-communities-acorns-helps-people-4604657

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