Giant paperchain snakes across Green Heart for Acorns

acorns staff with paperchain

A giant paperchain created quite a spectacle on campus yesterday (Monday 11 December). 

Made by Acorns Children’s Hospice volunteers as part of the charity’s Stronger Together at Christmas appeal, the chain measured a whopping quarter-of-a-mile.  

Created in just under three hours, the paperchain wound its way around the Green Heart, watched on by University staff and members of the public. Old Joe also lit up in Acorns’ ’orange’ as an extra a show of support by the university. 

Trevor Johnson, Chief Executive at Acorns, said: “Today wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support of University of Birmingham who allowed us to create this spectacle in their beautiful grounds. It was especially moving to see Old Joe glow orange in honour of our Stronger Together Christmas Appeal.” 

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 750 children across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved. 

Mr Johnson added: “The chain symbolises the unbreakable bond we have with those who rely on our lifeline care. Every person that supports Acorns is a crucial link in ensuring families caring for life limited and life threatened children never face their journey alone, and this chain shows that we are stronger together.” 


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