September 24th, 2016

Mad hatters tea party in Bromsgrove raises money for Acorns

Mad hatters tea party in Bromsgrove raises money for Acorns Mad hatters tea party in Bromsgrove raises money for Acorns
Dressed to impress - Rachael Davies, Nicola Duggins, Joanne Edwards and Pam Springer. (s)

A SPECIAL party attended by Cheshire cats, mad hatters and rabbits who are always late raised more than £125 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

A Mad Hatters Tea Party was held by staff at Foster Care Associates (FCA) Midlands at their regional office on Bromsgrove’s Topaz Business Park last week.

More than 30 support workers, social workers and administrative staff attended to remember a boy in FCA’s care who lost his life in 2012 after being diagnosed with a life-limiting genetic disorder.

During his last months he was looked after by Acorns Children’s Hospice and was supported by FCA social workers who were able to step in to offer the boy’s foster carer much needed respite and rest.

The party was held by the staff who wanted to give something back to the dedicated charity.

Joanne Edwards, who was the FCA support service team manager who helped look after the boy, said: “Having spent a lot of time with the Acorns team and seeing the incredible care, love and dedication they provide to the children in their care left me truly humbled.

“Our Mad Hatters Tea Party was held not only to raise much needed money for this incredible children’s charity, but also to remember the little boy in FCA’s care whose life, although short, was made comfortable by the team at Acorns and ensured he was surrounded by love.

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