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

 This site was last updated on 15 Oct 2019 

 

 
 

DATES FOR MEMBERS DIARIES

Updates
14 December Help wanted!
We need to find two teams (4-6 members) to represent Acorn at the Christmas Quiz at the Elsworth Poacher on Saturday 14 December (Further details under Event on Facebook page - see link below). So dear Acorn colleagues, members and friends do please think about coming along. You will have a great time in a highly convivial atmosphere. You can ring or email Gordon if you would like to respond to this request. Or, you can ring Mine host David at the Poacher 01954 267722 and put your name(s) down for one of the tables. Many thanks
Summer Boat trips- 2019

Thursday 27th June

 

 

Friday 26th July

Grateful thanks to the Yorkshire Building Society for  funding this outing

 

Thursday 22nd August

Grateful thanks to Cala Homes for  funding this outing

 

Thursday 26th September

Some of the Ramsey Group enjoy their day on the river including a pick up of fish and chips in Godmanchester

   
SBS sessions

SBS is holding sessions on financial wellbeing for people with life affecting illnesses, their families and their carers in Cambridge and Watford. These sessions will cover a range of financial wellbeing subjects and are specifically tailored to the requirements of people with life affecting illnesses.

The remaining 2019 dates for the Help Sessions are as follows:

CAMBRIDGE: 18th December 2019 - 3pm: The Earl of Derby Hotel, 129 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1PG

REPORTS

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King of the Belgians Acorn is enormously grateful to the King of the Belgians Hartford for an amazing donation of £2000 which was presented to Simon on 12 August. The funds arose from a beer festival held in May.  The tradition of fund raising for local charities through a beer festival was first proposed by a US ex-serviceman who was a regular  at the pub during a UK tour of duty.
The Poacher Elsworth

Grateful thanks are due to David Taylor, mine host at the Poacher Elsworth who has arranged the coming Christmas Quiz at the pub on 14 December to raise funds for Acorn.   We would be pleased to have you join us in this festive fun.  To book a place ring David on 01954 267722

Benevity Acorn is now registered with www.benevity.org which is a portal allowing companies and their employees to make charitable donations. The platform also allows for specific charity projects to be highlighted. We have included one on our portal entry - this is the 2019 Christmas members lunch with a fund-raising target of £1600. We are very grateful to Shirley's daughter , Angie, for recommending to he ARM colleagues that Acorn is worthy of their support via benevity.org 
Ramsey Million Partnership Following a successful bid, Ramsey Million Partnership have awarded the Ramsey Branch of Acorn a grant of £1740 towards its support and social activities in FY 2019/20.  We are most grateful to them for their decision to help in this wonderful way, and we look forward to demonstrating through our work that Acorn will make Ramsey a better place to live.
Partnership with Mountain Warehouse

We are delighted to say that the amount of money raised through the partnetship with Mountain Warehouse by the sale of bags was £284.  Many thanks to the staff of the St Ives shop for choosing Acorn and for their efforts in selling the bags

   
   

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

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

 
 
 
 
           

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If you would like to help us in funding our charitable work you may do so through localgiving.com

The current Webmasters are:- Gordon Dyer and Alan Barton  who are maintaining the site.

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

 


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