Year 11 students Alice Blackwell and Mia Lowe have extended Darwin House’s commitment to Acorns Hospice by launching their own fund-raising project to support this crucial local facility.

The children’s hospice plays a critical role for young people and families in our area, but it is threatened with closure unless £2million can be raised.

Mia and Alice hosted the event at The Plant Pot garden centre in Lichfield and set up a raffle, stalls, games, competitions and even Storm Troopers! They also set up a ticket stall at the school during lunch-times.

Their efforts raised £521.42 – all the more impressive amidst the awful weekend weather.

Alice Blackwell said: “Due to it being our last year in ‘High School’, we decided to get involved and help an amazing cause at the same time. We both strongly support the hospice and believe that it deserves as much help as it can get, especially during a time where it is struggling.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “Alice and Mia are wonderful young people and have a track record in fund-raising and supporting others. We are very proud of the girls.”

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