Howzat! Charity cricket match returns to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice

With the Ashes in the bag and the country riding high on cricket fever, the excitement is building for a very special fundraising event in Kings Heath this weekend.

Kings Heath Cricket club is hosting a family fun day and charity cricket match this Sunday 23 August to raise £10,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice to help continue its care for children, young people and their families.

Hamza Waris, event organiser, from PAK Travel Agents, Small Heath, said: “The work Acorns does is amazing and this is our way of supporting a very worthy cause by organising something the whole community can come and enjoy.

“This is the fourth time we’ve held the event and really hope we can hit the £10,000 target, which will smash last year’s total raised out of the park!”

The day will be packed full of family fun activities including live DJ, BBQ, bouncy castle and face painting. The cricket match will see a PAK Travel team take on a team from Barclay’s Bank, Small Heath.

Joanne Danaher, community fundraising officer at Acorns, said: “Whether you’re into cricket or not, this is a fantastic day out for the whole family and we’re very grateful to Hamza and the organisers. Acorns needs to raise nearly £9 million per year to continue and we rely on the support of the local community, and funding from events like this, for the majority of that amount.”

Acorns offers a network of specialist palliative care and support for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and support for their families across the West Midlands.

In the last year, Acorns has supported over 760 children and more than 980 families, including those who are bereaved.

The fun day will start from 12 noon and admission costs just £2 per person. To find out more about Acorns, visit

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