08 Aug Generous Â£100k donation to Acorns Children’s Hospice by mo…
A MOTHER who experienced the devastating loss of her twins, spurring a change of career, has donated money to a children’s charity.
Having forged a career as a primary school teacher, Erica became a bereaved parent following the loss of twins – Jonathan and Juliet – who died of a life limiting condition in 1973.
Vowing to commit her life to working for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions, Erica moved into the children’s palliative care sector and after various roles in special needs education, joined Acorns as head of research in 1999.
Erica Brown, 69, from Droitwich, has now donated a staggering £100,000 following an inheritance from her mother.
Erica said: “I know the support the charity gives to children and families across the region is an absolute and utter lifeline to all of them.
“Acorns not only enables children to have a ‘good death’ at the end of their life, but is able to continue supporting families – including parents, siblings and grandparents – who are all grappling with some of the most challenging and difficult things that anybody can imagine.
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides support to children with life limiting conditions and it also supports their families, with Worcestershire being part of its catchment area.
Erica added: “Supporting this appeal enables me to do something that I would never have been able to do if my parents hadn’t left me a legacy.
Her money will go towards the Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal, which aims to raise £2 million to save Acorns hospice in Walsall.
Toby Porter, Acorns chief executive, said: “We are truly overwhelmed by Erica’s incredible generosity -a huge heartfelt thank you to Erica. Her legacy will be felt for many years.”