‘Disgraceful’ break-in at popular charity’s high street shop

The Acorns Hospice charity shop in Blackheath has been hit by a break-in.

The incident occurred on overnight on Sunday, according to Acorns Hospice CEO Toby Porter.

Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity, offering a network of care and support to life-limited and life-threatened children and their families across the West Midlands and part of the South West of England.

Porter Tweeted: “Very sad to report our Acorns Hospice charity shop at Blackheath was broken into last night. Thieves did significant damage smashing a door to gain entry and removing a basically empty till. Staff and volunteers working hard to re-open as soon as possible.”

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street responded in anger to the incident, saying: “What sort of person does this to what is one of our region’s most treasured charities? Stealing from sick children. Utterly disgraceful.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the Acorns Hospice can do so via its Just Giving page.

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