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Technicolour dream come true for Acorns children and families at Hippodrome

Gemma and Anna

Children and families supported by Acorns Children’s Hospice were given the red carpet treatment when they were invited to a special performance of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat at Birmingham Hippodrome.

The technicolour dream come true saw children and families treated to an afternoon of music, singing and dancing as the stage came alive for the story of Joseph and his riveting rainbow coat.

The lucky families received VIP treatment including a meet and greet with the spell-binding show’s narrator Anna Campkin and co-stars Gemma Pipe and Amber Kennedy.

The magical performance was among the highlights of a dazzling theatre experience which included colourful crafts and a sing-a-long with the cast.

Sarah Jasper, Family Services Manager at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Birmingham Hippodrome and the cast of Joseph for inviting some of the children and families we support for a fun-packed day out at the theatre.

“The cast and Hippodrome staff went out of their way to make sure it was a magical experience – as dazzling and colourful as Joseph’s coat. Our families loved every minute of it.

“At Acorns we’re all about creating special memories and making every moment count for the children and families we care for and this was a technicolour dream!”

Chris Sudworth, Director of Artistic Programming at Birmingham Hippodrome, said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with a fellow charity in the Midlands and to welcome the amazing families supported by Acorns Children’s Hospice.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat was the perfect show for a day of colourful crafts and fun activities around which to build a day that hopefully the families will never forget.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 780 children across Birmingham and the West Midlands and supported more than 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved.

To find out how you can support Acorns, please visit: www.acorns.org.uk/support.