Charles Church South Midlands reveals charity of the year 2014

Luxury house builder Charles Church has selected a local children’s hospice as its charity of the year for 2014.

Charles Church South Midlands nominated Acorns Children’s Hospice as the company’s chosen charity for 2014, a charity that they have supported for the last two years.

Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust provides a network of care and support for over 640 life limited and life threatened children and young people across the heart of England. The support that they offer extends to the families of the children who benefit from the much needed expertise and respite care that Acorns can provide.  They currently support over 900 families including those who are bereaved.

Charles Church, which employs 111 people across its South Midlands office and developments, will organise a range of activities to raise funds for Acorns during the year.

Last year the company raised over £9,430 through various activities.  Nine members of staff, led by managing Director Richard Oldroyd, took part in the Stratford Big 10K run and one individual battled through the Warwickshire Wolf Run, a 10K all-terrain challenging run, raising £1,400.

Ellie Griffiths, corporate fundraising manager at Acorns, said: “Our vision is to help provide care and support to the estimated 2,000 plus local life limited and life threatened children and their families in our region.

“The commitment and enthusiasm of organisations such as Charles Church is vital in enabling us to continue to operate our services. We are delighted that they decided to maintain their support for Acorns and wish them every success with their fundraising.”

Richard Oldroyd, managing director at Charles Church South Midlands, said: “Our support for Acorns is extremely important to us. Our visit to the Selly Oak Hospice back in November compounded our resolve to do all we can to raise vital funds.  Visiting the hospice was a very humbling experience.  The hard work, dedication, care and sensitivity shown by everyone at the charity has really motivated us to raise as much as we can.”

Charles Church has established an enviable reputation for building high-quality homes to suit all lifestyles in Cofton Hackett, Edgbaston, Coventry, Malvern, Evesham and Long Marston.

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