London Midland gives helping hand to local charity.(London Midland)

The Revenue Protection team at Acorns.(London Midland Image)

London Midland’s revenue protection team have spent a day volunteering at West Midlands charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice.

The 14-strong team visited the charity’s donation sorting depot in Halesowen to learn more about how Acorns operates and to lend a helping hand sorting through stock. After a welcome talk, introduction to sorting and a tour of the site, the revenue protection team were tasked with identifying designer items and other suitable pieces of stock for the charity’s outlets.

Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust offers a network of care and support to life-limited and life-threatened children and their families across the Midlands. The charity has three hospices in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester.

Darren Hanley, head of revenue protection at London Midland, said:

“As a business, we encourage all of our teams to take some time out and give back to the communities they serve. Acorns does fantastic work across the Midlands and when the opportunity came around for some of our team to spend time with them, we jumped at the chance.

“Everyone who helped out had a fantastic time learning about the vital support they offer and seeing the effort that goes into making the charity a success.”

Chris Ryder corporate and partnerships at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said:

“A big thank you to the London Midland team. By volunteering at our Donation Centre you are helping us to sort stock that is vital to supply our retail shops across the region. All proceeds from items sold across our shops directly help us provide care, support, fun and laughter for local life limited and life threatened children and their families.”