The meeting and film club dates are now available online by clicking here 

 This site was last updated on 10th January 2019 



St. Bernard Support  (SBS) St. Bernard Support  (SBS) have a series of Webinars (online seminars)  throughtout the year. They have provided a PDF poster which is available to view here
Catholic Women's League Southall Section For the third year running the Southall Section of the Catholic Women's League have provided a donation of £100. This has come at the best time possible as we can use their kind donation towards the recent Christmas Lunch.  Grateful thanks to all members of the League in Southall
Partnership with Mountain Warehouse

We are delighted to say that the Mountain Warehouse store which recently opened in St Ives has selected Acorn as their local charity to support. This follows the national policy of the store chain which allows for each of their 200 stores to choose their own local charity.This is wonderful news as it represents a step-change in Acorn’s ability to promote within the local community. There are  each-way links between our website and that of the St Ives Mountain Warehouse store.  Acorn will also benefit financially. This link goes to the store and shows how Acorn is already benefitting from all the profits of the sale of  a collection of 5 printed canvas bags available to purchase in the store at £1.99.  This link explains the Mountain Warehouse national policy for local charity support.

Quiz Night at The Poacher Inn

Gordon, Jan, Trevor, Janette Dyer and friends Rob and Yvonne represented Acorn at the Christmas Quiz night at the Poacher Inn Elsworth last night.  It was the 4th Quiz night that David Taylor, mine host at the Poacher has held in support of Acorn. The total sum raised was £218, which will increase to £270 when Giftaid can be processed. Apart from the obvious benefit of the donation, the team who came second in the Quiz, had a good meal and fun evening out. David masterminded the event with his inimitable fun style.  Since the Poacher Inn adopted Acorn just over2 years ago they have raised nearly £1700 for us. A huge thanks to David and Colleen, and all the clientele who go there.

Acorn Members Christmas Lunch

Acorn’s Christmas Lunch for 80 at Slepe Hall on 6 December was a great success, with several declaring it to be the “best yet”.  The happy faces and laughter was a clear indication of the value of the “Acorn family”. Grateful thanks are due to many, beginning with the hotel staff who decorated the room and tables in a very welcoming Christmas style and served us good food in an efficient and cheerful way. Our thanks also go to all those who provided prizes for the raffle which raised a wonderful £291. This amount would not have been possible without the time and effort that Shirley and Julia put into presenting the prizes in such an attractive way.  The occasion was also an opportunity to present a gift to Julia, not just for liaising with the hotel over individual meal choices, but for her tireless work in arranging the details of our major social efforts throughout the year. We are all grateful for the support that we got from the Bring Joy Foundation for their £400 grant to defray the costs of the meal.

RAF Wyton Christmas Lunch

The 10 Acorn members who attended the Community Christmas Lunch on 28 November as guests of RAF Wyton want to express heartfelt thanks to station personnel for the truly memorable occasion that was provided in the Officers’ Mess.  The warmth of welcome was very touching, and the efforts and smiles of the hosts were much appreciated. Everyone involved deserves enormous praise for everything that was done for us – the chefs for a great meal, the volunteers who served us and all those who participated in the very enjoyable musical concert: the volunteer band, the soloists, the children’s choir from Wyton primary and the servers who transformed themselves into a pleasing choir. The station’s overall generosity in providing excellent prizes for the bingo and raffle was also much appreciated.  We are fully aware of the effort that the Station Charity committee would have put into raising the funds for this to have been possible. So, a great thank-you to the Committee and to all those who contributed to the fund-raising efforts.


Evaluation Report

We carry out regular evaluation of the support we provide to members.  Follow this link to see a very brief summary of the recent evaluation. We hope that these results will encourage new members to join us.

Administrative help needed

Our Committee for the year ending July 2019 was elected at the recent AGM  but two vacancies are still unfilled.  We urgently require help from anyone with admnistrative skills to take on some organisational/secretarial support. List of Committee elected available via  Contact us link

Summer Boat trips - 2018

The last of the four Summer boat trips took place on 20th September, ending with an enjoyable lunch at the Hartford Mill. 

This  picture from the August outing indicates the Ladybird excursions are as popular as ever. 


Huntingdon Community Radio (HCR104fm) Broadcast

 Gordon and Simon took part in a HCR "Over to You" Programme on 16 July and gave an update on Acorn

To listen to programme click here

NB This is a large file and will take 2-3 mins to download. Please be patient

Tesco Bags of Help


Following a recent public vote in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, we are delighted to say that Acorn has been awarded £1660. This was the amount bid for and is for a project to fund a year's complementary therapy at our Huntingdon venue. The first tranche of the grant, 75% of the award has now been paid into the bank. We can expect the balance of funding at the project end in May 2019, assuming a successful completion report

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Acorn thanks Colin Hyams for the design and development of this website from 2013 to 2018.




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