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 This site was last updated on 28 June 2019 




Annual General Meeting - 2019

The AGM will take place on Thursday 11 July in the Free Church St Ives between 7pm and 8.15pm.  This is an important occasion for members so you are encouraged to come. You will hear reports on our recent achievements and plans, raise any points and of course get to vote for the 2019/2020 Committee members. 

If some of you can arrive at 6.45pm then would invite you to help move some chairs into position       

Summer Lunch - 2019

The Members' Summer Lunch will be held at the Dolphin Hotel St Ives on Tuesday 2nd July. As per our normal practice we suggest an arrival at noon would  be nice to have a drink with friends in the bar. The move to the dining room is planned for 1230.

To book a place, please contact Julia.

Update to 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 dates for the Help Sessions are as follows:

CAMBRIDGE: 19th June, 18th September & 18th December 2019 - 3pm: The Earl of Derby Hotel, 129 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1PG

Summer Boat trips - 2019

The dates for the Summer Boat Trips for 2019 are:-

Thursday 27th June

Friday 26th July

Thursday 22nd August

Thursday 26th September



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 
Cala Homes We are pleased to announce that following a bid, Cala Homes have  awarded Acorn a bursary of £500. Many thanks to their Trustees for responding to our request.
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 Mountain Warehouse store which opened in St Ives in Nov 18 selected Acorn as their local charity to support. This followed 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.  As of today the amount raised is £196. This link explains the Mountain Warehouse national policy for local charity support.


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

Tesco Bags of Help


Following a public vote in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, Acorn was awarded £1660 in May 2018. This was the amount bid for and funded a year's complementary therapy at our Huntingdon venue. Following submisssion of a successful completion report the final 25% of the grant funding has been received.

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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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