MERIDEN mum Lyn Cubbon is urging people to support a new campaign, launched by Acorns Hospice.
Lyn’s 19-year-old daughter Nicola has a rare, neurological condition - Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.
It causes severe learning and physical disabilities - the teenager has epilepsy, curvature of the spine and is blind.
Nicola was diagnosed when she was just a few months old and the family have been using Acorns since 1995.
Speaking to the Solihull News, Lyn urged people to give their time, money or support to the Midlands’ charity.
“I can’t thank Acorns enough for all the help and support they have given me over the years,” said the 58-year-old.
“A few years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and they stepped in to provide extra help while I had surgery and treatment.
“I’ve also been a member of the mums’ support group in Solihull, and I’ve made lots of friends there.”
Acorns’ chief executive David Strudley, from Dickens Heath, also appealed for support in the run-up to Christmas.
“The people of the West Midlands are so generous and they’ve kept us afloat when times are very tough.
“Seventy per cent of the money we need for our services comes from donations and we’re so grateful.”
To find out more about the “Be A Star” campaign, call 01564 825091 or visit www.acorns.org.uk/christmas.