This is Acorns's third hospice and is the newest children's hospice in Europe.

Children who stay at Acorns hospices have an illness that means they are unlikely to live to adulthood.

The hospice will offer respite, emergency and terminal care and a community team will provide 24-hour emotional support for families at home.

Acorns also provides special support for siblings, parents and the extended family as well as bereavement counselling.

The hospice has also been designed to include all faiths and each child will receive a tailor-made package of care which respects their culture.

To make a donation, contact Acorns on 01386 554848 or visit