WARRIORS fans helped to raise over £10,000 for a children's hospice during its annual charity matchday.

The charity day saw Worcester Warriors raising money for Acorns Children's Hospice during the New Year's Day victory over Harlequins.

Warriors took to the field wearing limited-edition shirts featuring the Acorns orange and Warriors blue, with the shirts available to purchase from the Sixways Store and profits going to Acorns.

Lou Arnold, director of supporter engagement, said: "Acorns has developed a strong partnership with Warriors and the fans over the years and we were thrilled by the level of support we received once again on New Year's Day.

"We have to raise nearly £10 million every year to provide the complex range of services, care and support families rely on, so the money raised at the annual Charity Matchday will help make a real difference to families across the region."

As part of the day, guests of Acorns were treated to lunch in the Charity Lounge and a question and answer session with former players Craig Gillies, Nick Baxter, Neil Lyman and Steve Lloyd.

As well as the replica shirts, the Warriors match worn shirts were sold off.

Warriors partnership manager Leyton Williams added: "The Club are delighted with the way the Warriors fans continue to support the Acorns Charity Matchday.

"Our aim is to surpass the £25,000 season long total which we raised last season and the amount raised at our Charity Matchday puts us on the way to achieving that goal.

"The money raised will be a big boost for the children and their families who rely so much on the care and support Acorns provides.”

The next fundraising event will be the Warriors Charity Golf Day, which takes places on Thursday April 20 at Astbury Golf Club.

To book a place, email laura.napper@warriors.co.uk.

To find out more about the work of Acorns Children's Hospice, visit www.acorns.org.uk.