Precious in my sight...
The Bishops Lent Appeal 2020
This year’s Bishop’s Lent Appeal supports some of the most vulnerable members of our society. We are supporting the appeal to keep Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall open in order for them to continue their vital work with children and families, and we are supporting clergy families under pressure in our Link Diocese of Matlosane, South Africa.
A parent never imagines their child will be diagnosed with a life changing or life threatening condition. When it happens, their family’s world changes forever; the future becomes unknown and frightening and every moment together is even more precious.
Acorns helps families cope at every stage of their child’s life and beyond, wherever and whenever they need it.
The charity’s dedicated teams provide specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people, and support for their families.
Acorns in the Black Country, based in Walsall, cares for more than 230 children and their families across the Black Country, South Staffordshire and Shropshire.
The hospice is at the centre of an urgent £2 million Appeal to secure its long term future for every child that relies on its vital care.
The urgent call for donations has seen the local community mobilise into action, with numerous individuals, celebrities, businesses and sports teams all stepping-up to support the Appeal.
The Appeal reached an impressive £500,000 in just five months but there is still a long way to go.
A different way of supporting families under stress has been proposed in our Link Diocese of Matlosane, South Africa. There the Bishop of Matlosane is working to support his clergy and their families where family dysfunction and breakdown has arisen due to the pressures of their role. We are looking to raise money to help him do this.