Worcestershire CCC players and coaches provided some pre-Christmas cheer to a group of local children in Worcester when they made their annual visit to the Acorns Children’s Hospice in Bath Road today.

Skipper Joe Leach and the county squad bought and then donated gifts when they called in at the children’s charity which provides care and support for local children and young people who have life-limiting or life- threatening conditions.

The County players had ensured they purchased specific sensory toys which the children would be able to use.

Any of the remaining presents will be distributed to children who continue to live at home but are still assisted by the charity.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support.

Acorns provide a holistic service which meets the needs of both the children and their families, including the bereaved. This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services and family support. In the past year, we have supported 787 children and 1,223 family members across the organisation, including those who have been bereaved.

For more information about the hospice please visit www.acorns.org.uk