Fundraising Events & Activities

Your support makes the difference

Set up your own fundraising page

It’s easy to set your own fundraising page and it doesn’t take long using our preferred site BT My Donate. They have the least admin charges of all of the fundraising sites giving the maximum donations to help adults with learning disabilities.

Simply click here and follow the steps.

If you have any problems or questions please call us on 01206 394124 or email on

For some ideas on potential fundraisers see our Team Fundraising page here.

Sponsorship Form

Download your sponsorship form for your events here, includes a Gift Aid section.

Download a Sponsorship form

Up next …

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2019 Charity Autumn Sale


Replacing the advertised Quilt & Craft Show, this event is now an Autumn Sale with lots of bargains for all.
Sheds, £1 Shop and Pre-loved Furniture Shed will also be open on these days.

We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for supporting adults with learning disabilities.



Thursday 31st October 2019 Halloween Dance-athon 

Join our tenant as she raises money by holding a Halloween 12hr sponsored non-stop dance-a-thon in the Creative Craft Centre Theatre.

Are you a dance group or just love getting groovy to the radio in the kitchen???

We’d love you to join us for an hour session to raise funds to help adults with learning disabilities.

Choose the music genre you want or let us decide for you.

The challenge takes place on 31st October 8am to 8pm, fancy dress is not compulsory but definitely encouraged whilst people attempt to dance non-stop for 12hours

Get in contact at for more details and sponsorship forms.



Saturday 23rd November 2019 – The Christmas Market & the Magical Grotto

The Charity Christmas Market & Magical Grotto returns to Acorn Village on Saturday 23rd November 10am to 4pm, alongside all the stalls there is also a Ride on Steam Engine, Children’s Rides, Mr & Mrs Christmas in the Magical Grotto, BBQ, Live music, Flower Displays, Amazing Raffle, Tombolas and more.

We hope you can come for the day and help raise lots of vital funds for adults with learning disabilities..

Interested in having a stall? Contact 






Saturday 22nd June 2019 Go Wild for Wetrooms!!

Team Acorn takes on the Equivalent of the English Channel at the Great East Swim

They did it!!! Not only did all 15 complete their challenge they smashed it and managed 25miles raising over £3600 in the process!!

Well Done Team21.

Read all about it here…


Saturday 20th July 2019– Music For a Summers Evening

Thank you to the local Rotary Manningtree group for another wonderful music in the walled garden event. Enjoyed by all who came they raised £120 to help adults with learning disabilities..



27th July Dog Show & Summer Fete 2019

There are so many people to thank for making this event a success despite the morning’s downpour.

A huge thank you to every single volunteer, you were incredible! 
The positive attitude & smiles from every single soggy one of you was overwhelming, your support and care makes Acorn Village what it is today, whether you were running the dog games, judging the classes, performing,on the bbq, stalls, sorting the electrics, making teas & coffees, getting drenched in the car park, taking photos,being there to help at a drop of a hat when needed, taking the whole event down at the end in the rain & all those other roles that you do, we are all so grateful & continually moved by your dedication. THANK YOU!

To all the wonderful supporters young & young at heart, who came from all over with or without your furry friends despite the weather to support the charity. You help make the difference ensuring adults with learning disabilities lives are enhanced & empowered opening up additional opportunities through your financial support. Thank you.

Lastly to our beloved four legged friends, thank you all for being so well-behaved, making us all smile & reducing our stress levels with those waggy tails! 
You’re all winners in our eyes.

Thanks to the wonderful sponsors and the fabulous Judge Tom from  Highcliff Veterinary Practice

To see a video of the day made by one of the volunteers – click on the beautiful dog to the left. 

Past Events throughout 2019…

Spring Sales 15th & 16th March: A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported this sale. It made nearly £2000 to help adults with learning disabilities.

Sunday 14th April – WitchFinder Trail Run 5k & 10k. Thanks to volunteer supporter Simon arranging this event, he made almost £3900 on this event in it’s second year.
Read all about it on the news blog.

Stay tuned for 2020 dates.

Friday 2nd May – Acorn Charity Invitation Shield. Thanks to the volunteers for arranging this successful football tournament. Read about this event.



Thank you all so much for your support.




If you’re running an event to raise funds for adults with learning disabilities, firstly a huge thank you, secondly let us know so we can add your event to this page

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