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 …

Thursday 19th November 2019 – The Christmas Carol Service

Our favourite event of the year!!

Join us for a very Acorn Christmas Carol Service, a chance to reflect on the year and come together with our very own Rev. Derek and the Sounds Alive Band.

11am in the Oakroom, Christmas Jumpers and singing voices are encouraged!!






Sunday 3rd May 2020– The WitchFinder Trail 5k/10k Returns

Thanks to our incredible supporter, the popular WitchFinder Trail 5k/10k returns and this time it has a brand new website with lots of information on the event. Check it out here –

100% profit comes straight back to helping adults with learning disabilities and thanks to generous sponsors of the medals – thank you Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership,  and hopefully other sponsors, this will ensure minimal costs.

It’s a beautiful route taking in the river and woodlands as well as the historical sites, why not get a group of friends together, set yourself a new challenge, or try to beat your PB and help raise lots of money for vulnerable adults.

Those who raise over £50 will get a free tshirt and don’t forget, this event is for the whole family including the four-legged furry ones.



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.

Saturday 20th July – 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.


Thank you all so much for your support.


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. 

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…


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


Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Charity Autumn Sale and especially to the fabulous volunteers.

They raised an incredible £2,367.55.



Thursday 31st October 2019 Halloween Dance-athon 

Congratulations to our tenant who arranged the Halloween 12hr sponsored non-stop dance-a-thon in the Creative Craft Centre Theatre.

From 8am to 8pm there was non-stop dancing with all sorts of moves and grooves taking place. It wasn’t just non-stop dancing, it was also non-stop smiling.

Well done to everyone who took part and a huge well done to Louise for yet again arranging a community event to raise money.

The total will be announced as soon as the last of the sponsorship money has come in.




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


Read all about the amazing Christmas Market here







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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