I recently visited Acorn House, The Sick Children's Trust Cambridge-based home-from-home accommodation for families whose children are receiving hospital treatment for serious illness. I met with Joy Worship, Acorn House Manager, who told me about the two paediatric specialists who set up The Trust because they believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child's recovery. Acorn House is a calm, restful place that many families call home while they are on hand for their sick children. It is also a place that families can stay together, however long it takes, for their child to get well again. I came away full of admiration for Joy, her team, and The Sick Children's Trust for providing such a special place.
On Friday, 3rd December we will be holding a raffle raising funds for The Sick Children's Trust, who rely totally on voluntary donations.
Our first prize is a fantastic Keshi pearl bracelet, worth around £200 kindly donated by Cellini Jewellers in Cambridge.
|Close-up of pearl bracelet donated by Cellini|
|Pearl bracelet donated by Cellini|
We also have many other prizes; a Le Crueset mug donated from The Steamer Trading Cookshop; a wine tasting voucher from Cambridge Wine Merchants; a bottle of red wine from The Old Spring; even a Paintballing voucher worth £59.99 is up for grabs from Charity Paintball. We also have donations from exhibitors including a vase from Anna Nilsen and Artisstics; earrings from Gina Gherardi: a mug and bag from Roxana de Rond, cards from Alison Hullyer and a festive bone china plate from Amanda MacPhail.
|Bone china plate by Amanda MacPhail|