The team at Transcend Corporate recently put their gardening skills to the test again by spending the day at the Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak, Birmingham.
For the third year running, Transcend has taken time to volunteer for Acorns, a charity that provides care to children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
Kicking off a sunny Autumnal day, Dee McCann (Volunteers Manager) provided the team with an update on the activities of the centre since the last Transcend visit, which included a recent royal visit from Prince William, a BBQ for all of the families at the centre and a gardening event that showed off the fantastic work of all of the regular volunteers.
Dee also reminded us of the crucial role that the centre plays in the lives of many children who require extra care and have life-changing illnesses. The support that they provide to children and families alike is second-to-none, and the fact that the running of the organisation is carried out through the provision of volunteer time and private fundraising efforts is truly inspiring.
The unusually warm October sun spurred the Transcend team into action, with window cleaning and ridding the grounds of leaves high on the agenda. All of the team pitched in and by the end of the day the grounds were ready to provide much-needed respite for those who rely on Acorns.
Steve Bartlett, Partner at Transcend, commented, “It was great to be back at Acorns and we are delighted to support the amazing work that they do in our community.”
In 2017 alone, Acorns supported over 680 children and around 915 families, including those bereaved, across the West Midlands – a truly remarkable feat for an organisation that relies on the goodwill of the public.
Once again, the truly outstanding efforts and passion of the Acorns team were impressed upon the team. Volunteering at Acorns has certainly become a favourite fixture of the Transcend calendar.