Worcester Buoys

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Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

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


The Worcester Buoys are crossing the Atlantic Ocean in December 2023 as part of the World's Toughest Row.

We are also joined by a group of friends and family who are doing their own challenges to raise money for an amazing cause - Acorns Children's Hospice.

Please support generously!

You can follow our progress on instagram: @worcesterbuoys

Our Cause:

In November 2020, aged just 16, Jack Dyer sadly passed away. A month later, we decided to row the Atlantic Ocean in his memory.

We aim to raise £100,000 for Acorns Children's Hospice, a charity that provided invaluable care and support to Jack and his family throughout his life.

Jack developed a severe form of cerebral palsy from birth, meaning that he required 24/7 care throughout his life.​ Acorns Children’s Hospice cared for Jack and his family, providing vital respite and allowing them to experience a taste of "normal" life.

​In the past year, Acorns has supported over 704 children and more than 940 families across the West Midlands, including those who have been bereaved. It's hard to quantify the impact that Jack's unexpected condition had on his family. With Jack needing constant round-the-clock care, living a normal life was simply not possible.

​Jack's condition left him brain-damaged, partially sighted, and with a number of life-changing injuries which left him unable to stand, walk or talk. His family had their lives turned upside-down due to the additional strain of caring for and supporting Jack, something that you would never wish upon any parent.

Acorns provide care for babies, children and young people, who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, helping to support them and their families in any way possible. Caring for a child with complex medical needs can place unimaginable demands on a family, both physically and emotionally. When time is short every moment is precious which is why, as well as providing specialist care, Acorns helps families to make lasting memories.

As Acorns offers services not provided on the NHS, it is of vital importance for so many families of children with severe disabilities. The charity is 80% funded through private donations, and in 2017 was unable to meet the costs required for their annual operations. Having seen first-hand the impact they make on families lives, we don't want to let this lifeline slip away.

Please donate, reach out, share our challenge and offer any support you can!

Matt & George

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Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

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RCN 700859
Acorns supports around 750 children and almost 1,000 families every year. The charity needs to raise £11 million each year to provide its lifeline care. Your support means Acorns can continue to be there for local families facing the unimaginable. Together, we are stronger.

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