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 This site was last updated on 10 Jan 2020 





Boat Trips

Dates  for 2020

Mon 15 Jun     Thu 23 Jul

Thu 27 Aug      Fri 18 Sep

Film Club

Please note date change

A second showing of Downton Abbey is planned on February 13th


14 December

Poacher Quiz Night

David and Colleen provided a warm festive atmosphere at the Christmas Quiz at the Elsworth Poacher, and a good time was had by all. The outcome from the event including the collection box was a magnificent £350 raised for Acorn. Grateful thanks are due to mine hosts and the clientele at the Poacher who participated, along with Norma, Colin, Marilyn, Roger, John and Sue who joined Gordon to represent Acorn.

12 December


Christmas Lunch Success

Over 90 members enjoyed a wonderful event at the Pike and Eel last Thursday. This festive occasion got off with some carol singing with music provided by John Pilbeam. The venue was beautifully decorated, the staff friendly and helpful, and we all shared what was generally regarded as a very nice meal.  Thanks are due to many: to Shirley, Simon and Julia who helped to organise the event and raffle, the raffle ticket sales team of Jan and Marjorie, and of course to members who provided the raffle prizes. The raffle raised £321.

18 November

Magic Little Grant

We are very pleased to say that Acorn has received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode  Community Trust.  The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s  Postcode Lottery.   Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups.  Our project received a grant of £500 towards funding for collective seated-exercise sessions  which are led by our qualified fitness instructors, Our grateful thanks to the players of the people's Postcode Lottery.   For more or to get involved visit 

Magic Little Grants


Postcode Community Trust

Postcode Lottery

6 November

Fashion Show

We are delighted to say that the Fashion Show held at the St Ives Corn Exchange on 4 October and organised jointly by St Ives Rotary and Acorn raised an amazing income of £824 (net c £700) for Acorn. This spectacular result is due first to the contributions of Moira (poster design) , to Sally and Beccy from the Rotary Club, and our own Cally, Leah and Shirley,plus a few fearless males who supported the event on the night. We particularly thank Shirley for her liaison with Rotary and the huge effort she put in arranging the event over the past several months. Photo opposite shows the cheque handover ceremony on 5 November

20 October

Marathon Sponsorship

Abigail  Turner completed the Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday 20th October in 3hrs and 32 mins. We thank her warmly for all the time she put into training and then for the great effort in completing the run in support of Acorn. To date her efforts have raised £419. If anyone else reading this page would like to thank her for doing this, by making a donation to Acorn then please contact Gordon

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 holds 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 date for the Help Sessions are as follows:

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

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.
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.

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 2020 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 or 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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