Children and families supported by Acorns Children’s Hospice are set to benefit thanks to a charity partnership spearheaded by a Worcester Warriors legend’s business venture.
Worcester entrepreneur, Nick Baxter, ex professional rugby star and MD of Baxter Williams has announced 5% of sales from The Safety Screen – a patented workplace screen to combat the spread of coronavirus – will go towards the charity and its specialist palliative care for children and families.
Nick Baxter, a prolific try-scorer and popular fixture at Sixways during his Warriors days, visited Acorns hospice on the Bath Road to launch the partnership and donate one of the screens to be used by the hospice.
Nick said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to support Acorns Children’s Hospice. Providing the right safety equipment to help businesses get back to work quickly and safely has always been our main focus, and now we can support a fantastic local charity at the same time.”
Vicki Rowles, Head of Fundraising at Acorns, said: “We are immensely grateful to Nick for choosing Acorns to benefit from his latest venture. Not only can businesses help ensure their workplaces are safe, but the proceeds will go directly to local life limited children and their families who rely on the vital services Acorns provides.”
Acorns has been at the forefront in the battle against coronavirus, providing children’s hospice care and support to the most vulnerable families and has been coordinating deliveries of food and essentials to isolated families during the height of the crisis.
It costs the charity, which cares for families from across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, almost £11 million every year to continue – the bulk of which comes from donations and fundraising.
To find out more about The Safety Screen visit www.thesafetyscreen.co.uk or call 01905 676 288.
To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk