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Shazia Mirza Headlines Charity Fundraiser in Aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice



An award winning stand-up comedian will be headlining an East Meets West themed charity fundraising event in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice in June.

Birmingham born Shazia Mirza will be amusing guests as part of a gala evening of entertainment reflecting her home city’s rich cultural diversity. An exciting program will invite guests to celebrate the wide mix of cultures that live alongside each other in Birmingham through a showcase of food, fashion, music, dancing and comedy.

The fundraiser will take place on Saturday 6th June at the CSN International Exhibition and Conference Centre on Highgate Road in Birmingham. Guests will be welcomed with a drinks reception before they take their seats for the East Meets West fusion buffet menu (with halal and vegetarian options).

Louise Arnold from Acorns, commented: “We are delighted that Shazia has agreed to support us. She’ll make a great headline act for what promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment.

“The children and families, staff and volunteers at Acorns come from a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds. We work hard to ensure we respect and meet their different and individual needs as part of our provision of specialist palliative care.

The East Meet West theme has been chosen to recognise and celebrate this diversity while helping raise vital funds to support our services.”

Tickets are priced at £30 with packages for tables of ten. For more information, contact Acorns via email corporatefun@acorns.org.uk or on 01564 825000.

Acorns provides babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support. A holistic service meets the needs of both the children and young people and their families, including the bereaved. This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services; and family support. For more information visit www.acorns.org.uk

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