City of Wolverhampton Council is hosting a bake off, raffle and tombola to raise money to donate to Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall.

The cake sale will take place on Wednesday 17 July in the main foyer of the Civic Centre, St Peters Square from 10am and Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 11am.

Raffle tickets will also be on sale at £2 a ticket to be in with a chance of winning a signed Wolves shirt donated by Wolves FC, Wolverhampton Grand theatre tickets, a £50 shopping voucher, £30 Village Hotel Spa Vouchers, a luxury hamper, a meal for 2, and many more prizes. 

The fundraising follows the recent news that Acorns Children’s Hospice are closing their Black Country facility in Walsall due to lack of funding. 

The Walsall Hospice has a team of dedicated specialist care staff and nurses that deliver care to the most poorly children in their homes 24 hours a day. The ‘Hospice at Home’ team, set up in 2008, is due to cease offering services from mid August.      

The hospice cares for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and supports more than 230 families in the local area. 

Amjid Mehmood, council employee and organiser of the bake off said: “Acorns Children’s Hospice is a fantastic facility that is a necessity for many families in the Black Country. 

“The Walsall team always go the extra mile to make sure my daughter has the specific care she needs and the support we need as a family.

“If Walsall closes, the nearest Acorns Hospice is based in Worcester, which will make it more difficult for my daughter and many other children to get the important care they need.

“The specialist home care Acorns provide has allowed my daughter to go out during the day and allowed us as a family to sleep at night knowing she is being cared for by specialist staff as she regularly stops breathing. 

“The team have provided high quality care for over a decade and has been a life line to us and many other families in the local area. 
“I hope the people of Wolverhampton come along to our fundraising event, so we can to do our bit to help a charity that needs our support.”

Cake donations have also been kindly received by Wolverhampton stores including The Toffee-Nosed Cake Company, Tesco and Morrisons.