Date: 5th March 2009 at 5:17pm
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Aston Villa have today announced that Acorns Children’s Hospice will continue as our official shirt sponsor next season.

So for two seasons Villa have decided that community spirit is more important than corporate wonga and that decision for two seasons in a row has certainly put a smile back on this simple fans face.

David Strudley, Acorns Chief Exec said on the official site:

‘There are 1,600 life limited children living in our region. They do not have time to wait for the help they need, we must reach them and help them through their situation. Acorns must not let these families down.

‘We are calling on the community now to think about all they can possibly do to help us throughout the year, from volunteering to fundraising. We need people to come forward and help.’

Duncan Riddle, Aston Villa’s head of community, said: ‘For a second season we will engage our staff, players, fans and other partners, in activities that will celebrate Acorns and assist them in their fundraising efforts.’

With the continuing partnership, Villa and Acorns will be trying to raise the profile of the new Fragile Lives appeal which aims to secure the future of the children’s hospice care across the Midlands.

The appeal is not just about money, it’s also about giving members of the community the chance to involve themselves in the work Acorns do. Whether that be volunteering to help out around the community, or by spending some spare time to help in the retail shops.

So whilst donations are still vitally important, there are other ways in which people can help a worthy cause.

 

4 Replies to “From Little Acorns…….”

  • I do not want to take ANYTHING away from this marvellous gesture but what is peoples opinion on our frequent changing of kit – we have NEVER since the Premiership began kept the same home or away shirt for more than one season. This is usually because we change sponsor or manufacturer frequently. It looks like Nike and Acorns are here to stay. I just wonder if we are keeping the kits next season but with the official site reducing them maybe not!!

  • Why not ask supporters to pay £1 when they renew their season tickets? That would raise £20,000 plus. I know that times are hard for some people but this is more deserving than almost anything I can think of. No matter what our finishing position, sponsoring Acorns means that I will always be proud to be a Villa fan.

  • Why didn’t West Brom take on a charity shirt sponser rather than no sponser this season? Top gesture again from Randy & the board.

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