Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday March 6 2009
Villa have agreed to extend the shirt sponsorship deal with Acorns Children's Hospice Acorns Children's Hospice.
Another FANTASTIC gesture from Randy Lerner and the board of Villa.
This will be the second season Villa give the sponsorship - worth potentially millions to some commercial enterprises - to the children's charity for nothing.
Wouldn't it be nice to see some other clubs follow this gesture and help out other struggling charities and lets face it, with this recession, all charities struggle.
Visit Acorns at: www.acorns.org.uk
To donate: www.acorns.org.uk/Donate
Villa's tie in with Acorns www.acorns.org.uk/astonvilla
Have you any old mobile phones? If so you can donate those to help raise money: www.acorns.org.uk/Recycling
David Strudley, chief executive of Acorns, said: "There are 1,600 life limited children living in our region. They do not have time to wait for the help they need, we must reach them and help them through their situation. Acorns must not let these families down.
"We are calling on the community now to think about all they can possibly do to help us throughout the year, from volunteering to fundraising. We need people to come forward and help."
Date:Friday March 6 2009
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