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 This site was last updated on 18 April 2019 






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: 20th March, 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

Thursday 26th July

Thursday 22nd August

Thursday 26th September
Film Club Changes

Please note the following changes to the film.

February- date changed to 21 Feb due to late release of DVD

April - second show-23 April  added to progamme to meet demand.



Hemingford Ladies Concert

We can now report that the Hemingford Ladies Choir Concert held at the St Ives Free Church on 16 March, raised a net sum of £606 for Acorn.

This included income from the sale of tickets, proceeds from the raffle and a very kind individual donation.

It was truly a great night with the choir in top voice, beautifully supported on the piano by Anna, and superb direction and solo singing by the musical director, Lindsay Duncan.

Our grateful thanks to all members of the Choir, to those who provided raffle prizes, and to those who bought entry tickets and joined us on the night.

Special thanks to Simon who compered the event and to Shirley who collated the raffle prizes and set up impeccable arrangements for refreshments.

And, of course, more special thanks to the peerless Acorn volunteers who staffed the front desk and helped to serve the refreshments.

Huntingdon Freeman's Trust

Great News

Following a recent bid, the Huntingdon Freemen's Trust have approved a grant of £2520 to Acorn. This will be provided over the next three FYs at £840 per annum and will be used towards the rental for our monthly meetings at the MS Centre. This represents the continuing support of the Freemen's Trust over 10 years. We are most grateful to their Trustees for their ongoing help in this way and their evident belief in the benefits that Acorn brings to cancer patients and their carers.

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.
London Marathon Sponsorship

Tim Hyde is running the London Marathon on 28 April to raise sponsorship for Acorn.  Tim has a wonderful track record of supporting us. Firstly, in 2014 when he ran five marathons over five successive weekends raising £800 for Acorn, and on the occasion of his wedding in 2017 raising £200 from the guests. Clearly this is a great opportunity to benefit through raising funds both on-line and by standard sponsorship forms. 

Tim has put a fund-raising event page on-line at wonderful.org which means our charity will get all of any money raised through this platform.  I invite you to consider sponsoring Tim in his great effort on behalf of Acorn.  You can find the page at:


St. Bernard Support (SBS) St. Bernard Support  (SBS) have a series of financed focussed Webinars (online seminars)  throughtout the year. They have provided a PDF poster which is available to view here
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.


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 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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