• 12 May 2022

    Investing in childhood

    The heart of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB)’s ethos, is for every child to be safe, secure and supported and to build a better childhood for every child. You may have seen their #ChildrenAtTheHeart and #BuildBackChildhood campaigns, which have the support of over 700 organisations from across the children’s...

  • 12 May 2022

    The impact of an ataxia diagnosis

    Soon after Christmas 2019, Amy made a GP appointment for Darcy, then seven – she was concerned that something significant had changed with the way she walked.  At around the same time, teachers at school, dancing and swimming lessons had mentioned issues with her balance and mobility.  The diagnosis...

  • 12 May 2022

    Jack’s story

    Jack was a regular visitor to Acorns Children’s Hospice for 16 years, until he sadly passed away in November 2020.  His parents, Sharon and Dale, remember how those visits enabled their family to carry on through the toughest of times. Jack arrived just over five weeks early and he...

  • 12 May 2022

    A world without barriers

    In 2006, after decades of campaigning by the National Deaf Children’s Society, newborn hearing screening was introduced across the UK. All children now have a hearing test in their first few weeks. Early diagnosis means that more deaf children get the help and support they need, sooner. But, 35...

  • 16 February 2022

    Donate your Nectar points

    You can now donate Nectar Points to us! We’re working with Crowdfunder to enable you to make a donation to us using Necar Points, and it’s very simple to do: Go to our Crowdfunder page. Click ‘Donate to this charity’ Under ‘Payment method’, choose ‘Donate with Nectar’ Link your...

  • 15 February 2022

    Will Writing Offer

    We’ve partnered with award-winning solicitors, Jones Whyte to provide Will writing and review services as well as Power of Attorney services. Jones Whyte is one of the leading Estate & Later Life Planning legal firms, following the bringing together of Jones Whyte and previous McClure Solicitors staff – a...

  • 16 December 2021

    Born too soon

    Sam and Mike are Mum and Dad to Alexus, Natalie and Rachel.  They are supported by Childlife member charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice.  Mike tells us their story: “Our twin girls, Alexus and Natalie, were born at 23 weeks. When born that early a baby’s lungs are not fully developed...

  • 18 November 2021

    Short breaks provide safety net

    Acorns Children’s Hospice isn’t only about end of life care.  It’s about enabling children and families to live life to the full, with the emotional, clinical and medical care they need – often over many years.  This can include tailored nursing care during short breaks in the hospice and...

  • 18 November 2021

    Facing ataxia’s huge challenges

    Oli is 12 years old and has Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). In Year 6 he kept falling over at school and was sent straight to hospital where he stayed for a week. In that time, he had scans, blood tests, more scans, a lumbar puncture and then a genetic test,...

  • 18 November 2021

    Making a difference for deaf children

    The National Deaf Children’s Society is a key voice in the deaf community, representing deaf children, young people and their families as an advocate and policy influencer. One of the ways they support deaf children is through Children’s Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWGs), affectionately known as ‘Chizzywigs’. CHSWGs are...