Acorn is open again and welcomes new members

Alleviating the physical and emotional distress of cancer patients and their carers

Free relaxation therapies, friendship and support

Free Support
The opportunity for mutual support with people who understand and know what you are going through, make new friends, be yourself, and have some fun.
Free Therapy
Including individual and collective relaxation sessions
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Free Social Outings
A Place To Go
To off-load, to recharge, or to meet other people who know what you are going through
Free cuppa and a chat

and surrounding areas

Acorn Meetings Opened!

We are delighted to say that following relaxation of the restrictions, Acorn has reopened for business. August meetings were successfully held in Ramsey, Huntingdon and St Ives on their normal dates and times, with Covid guidelines in place. However, a new venue is currently being used in St Ives at the Methodist Church on The Waits.  A Summer lunch was also enjoyed by the members on 1st September at Slepe Hall Hotel

All of us look forward to welcoming our cancer patient members and carers back in the months to come. We hope to steadily rebuild our programme.

We are now also ready to welcome any new patients and carers. Please pass on this message to any that you may know and would benefit from our support.

You will wish to know that despite removal of formal restrictions, we intend to follow a cautious approach with regards to Covid 19. We ask that you arrive at the reception desk with masks on until seated; also to replace them if you have a therapy.

We aim to provide drinks and a light lunch which will be served by our Volunteers at our meetings.

A special welcome to anyone newly affected by cancer

We are conscious of the uncertainty, worry and loneliness you may be feeling, whether you are a patient or carer, through the additional isolation caused by the pandemic.  So do come to one of our meetings and enjoy the benefit of mutual support and social interaction with those who understand. 

If you would like to know more before you come, please call us on 07739 934524. You can hear more about what is on offer at our free support meetings and the range of free social outings we provide.

In the meantime, why not try our fun seated exercise and relaxation sessions. You can access these at home using your tablet or laptop, via the therapy tab above.  If you do, then please let us know what you think via the feedback tab or the email link above

Best wishes to you all; we look forward to seeing you.

Mayor of St Ives donates £2006

We are very grateful to have received a cheque from the outgoing Mayor of St Ives, Councillor Pasco Hussain.

The Acorn Cancer Support Group were privileged to receive a cheque for £2006 as part of his Mayors charity for his year of office May 2021 to May 2022.

The cheque was presented at the Mayor Making ceremony on Wednesday 18th May 2022, held at the Corn Exchange in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

From Left to right: Simon P Townend (Chair – The Acorn Cancer Support Group) and outgoing Mayor of St Ives, Councillor Pasco Hussain.

Photo: 18th May 2022

Trustees Wanted!

Acorn are seeking 3 new volunteers with management experience to act as Trustees for the group. These appointments provide a wonderful opportunity for the recently retired person to continue to use their skills to help the local community. However, vacancies are open to anyone with the necessary background and a little time to help this worthwhile local charity.

After a suitable period of induction there are opportunities to be involved with operational aspects of the charity, e.g., promotion, fundraising, social outing arrangements and the Hon Sec role.

If you are able to help please Contact Us for further information.

AmazonSmile Donations

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. 

Alternatively visit Amazon Smile’s Acorn Cancer Support Group page to easily activate Acorn as your chosen organisation for Amazon to donate to.

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