Fundraising for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice

Sam Williams is an English teacher at Aston Manor Academy who is raising money for Acorns Children’s Hospice in honour of his son Ben.

Ben was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour just 2 weeks after his 5th birthday and for 14 months he fought bravely against it. Ben endured two rounds of radiotherapy, chemo and innumerable other medicines with the hope of curing this truly unforgiving disease. 

Throughout his illness Ben never complained or questioned what was happening to him and continued to enjoy and cherish living a normal life: going to school, playing with his friends, riding his bike and taking care of his little sister.

Despite Ben’s heroic resilience and our extensive search for a cure, our little boy passed away peacefully in our arms, at Acorns hospice, on Friday 17th May.  

Finally, a couple of weeks before Benny passed away, and before he lost the ability to speak, Ben and his mum were taking about super heroes. Jo asked Ben what his super power was… Ben replied without flinching “our super power is Love mummy.” As such, to honour Benny’s memory and to support the services that supported us, our family and friends, Sam and his friends and family are planning to complete the final leg of his dad’s endeavour to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats together. We will be raising money for ‘Children with Cancer UK’ but most importantly for Acorns.

So please, show some love by sponsoring us or just honour our lovely little boy’s memory by embracing the legacy he has left us with: be kind, gentle and love each other. If you would like to sponsor us and support two fantastic charities please follow this link:


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