Following a meeting at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall with Naz Bi and some young people, our Business Development Manager, Sue, and our Designer, Harry, arranged a meeting with Mithun, an Ambassador of Acorns, at his home. Many thanks to Mithun, who has kindly given up some time to help us with feedback on the features and designs of the app during the development phase.
Mithun was kind enough to tell everyone a little about himself and how he got involved in the Heroes and Guises Project.
“I got involved with Acorns Children’s Hospice from the young age of 7, when I first started to attend their respite care and their services. Whilst I was attending Acorns I made quite a lot of friends. We used to stay up late, watch movies, play games and have take-aways. The best part at being at Acorns was going in for respite with my friends. I was discharged from Acorns and their services recently at the age of 21 due to the age limit.
When I reached the age of 19, Acorns were looking for people to volunteer as an Ambassador and I put my name forward. Being an Acorns Ambassador enables me to still be apart of Acorns and to make a real difference to my life, as well as improving Acorns services and the future of paediatric palliative care and adult care services.
The second edition of Acorn’s ‘Kurious Viewz’ magazine started as a task that I signed up for with my friend. Creating this magazine has given me the opportunity to bring my artistic talent to life and to learn new software. I have been part of a team and have experienced Acorns’ client views on holidays, outings and interests by reading through the articles as I was putting them together.
Being a part of the Heroes and Guises Creative Writing App Project has enabled me to be part of the design process, based on the survey I did with Sue and the Designer, Harry. The app will benefit me by trying out something new and different, that I have never tried before. The app will enable me to write stories and share stories with friends on social sites such as Facebook. I look forward to the finished product and testing the app once it is ready.”
Once the app is ready, we will be arranging another visit to Mithun so that he can test the app and give us more valuable feedback.