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

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Sunday 14th April 2019– The WitchFinder Trail 5k/10k

Take on the WitchFinder Challenge and raise vital funds to help adults with learning disabilities 

Everyone is welcome to join in this charity run which is  heavily supported by wonderful volunteers of Acorn Village.

Visit some of the historic sites that Manningtree and Mistley have to offer as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery as you walk or run.

All finishers will receive a medal with Trophies for First Male & First Female runner as well as a special medal for the First Four-legged friend.

Don’t forget you can also now set up a fundraising page or download a sponsorship form for everyone, including your furry family friend.
Download your sponsorship form from the website below, raise over £50 and get a free t-shirt.

It’s easy to set up a fundraising page using BT My Donate and they are still the only online charity donation site that doesn’t charge admin fees meaning more money to help adults with learning disabilities.

To sign up click here or below to go to the website or

A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this possible. Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership have sponsored the incredible medals, photos of these will available on the Facebook page soon.

Concord Property have sponsored the fundraising t-shirts.

Edme are supplying every participant with an infamous malt loaf.

Riverside Taxis are yet again kindly supporting the event.

Headgate Theatre are very kindly donating costumes from the era, have given us local information and actors for the day. 

Thank you all for your incredible support!


Friday 17th May 2019 – Acorn Invitation Charity Shield Cup Final 7.30pm Kick-off

The Acorn Invitation Charity Shield was set up by a group of volunteers determined to make a difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

Eight football teams have been battling to reach the finals and get their team name on the infamous shield.

Come and watch the final two teams as they face each other in the final at Brantham Leisure Centre.

Refreshments are available on the evening.





Saturday 22nd June 2019 Go Wild for Wetrooms!!

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

Plans are underway for a Team of staff, volunteers and supporters to swim 21 miles in open water between them at the Great East Swim.

Those who have signed up so far include people who haven’t swum for 10 years but are taking on the challenge to raise vital funds for adults with learning disabilities.
2019 is the year of the wet room at Acorn Village with current bathrooms requiring a complete update to meet the ever changing needs of the residents and tenants.

A mile swim is the equivalent of 64 lengths non-stop in a pool, however if it’s windy it will feel like a lot more than that.

Would you be willing to take the challenge and join the team?

Get in touch by emailing

Not a swimmer but still would like to support?? Then the team would be very grateful for your sponsorship. Visit their page here.




27th July Dog Show & Summer Fete 2019

Watch this space for more information on the dog show……

Is there something you would like to see? Let us know by emailing 



Past Events: Friday 15th & Saturday 16th March 2019 – Spring Sale

Friday       11am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm


A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported this sale. It made nearly £2000 to help adults with learning disabilities.

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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