Acorns founder gets special invitation to 10 Downing Street - The Leamington Observer

Acorns founder gets special invitation to 10 Downing Street

A FUNDRAISER from Leamington recently received a special invitation to number 10 Downing Street.

Martin Banbury is founder of the Acorns Coventry Fundraising Group, a group of dedicated supporters who have been raising vital funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice for over 25 years. The visit was organised as part of the Prime Minister’s recognition of West Midlands Civil Society.

Since 1990, the fundraising group has raised more than £800,000 towards the Acorns work caring for life limited and life threatened children and their families across the Midlands.

Martin said: “It was a huge honour to attend this reception on the back of our longstanding fundraising efforts which have directly benefited the children and their families in Coventry and the surrounding areas.

“Acorns offers such a vital service to help these families cope with the challenges they face every day, so we’re incredibly proud to share what we do in such a high profile setting.”

In the past year Acorns has provided care to more than 860 children and over 1,080 families, including those who are bereaved.

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