Hatton Adventure World has donated funds from the attraction’s ‘wishing well’ to Acorns Children’s Hospice following patients’ recent visit to the attraction.

Presenting the charity with a cheque for £200, staff at Hatton had voted that Acorns should receive the sum after more than 350 patients and family members from the charity’s three hospices visited the attraction’s Christmas grotto in December.

Richard Craddock, Adventure World Manager, said: “The children being treated at Acorns are often unable to easily visit grottos due to busy crowds and lack of access so we were thrilled to be able to invite them to a special opening evening where they could enjoy a Christmas treat and make special memories with their families.

“The children and their families made such an impression that we decided to donate the funds raised through our ‘wishing well’ to the charity. Although it’s a small amount, we hope it can go some way towards helping make more of their wishes come true.”

Acorns provides babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and associated complex needs access to a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support, and relies heavily on the community to fund the majority of its activities.

Joanne Danaher, community fundraising officer at Acorns, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Hatton Adventure World for the support they have shown us over the past few months. I hope the great relationship we have built will continue in the future.”