My Trip to Glasgow and Our Award Night!

My Trip to Glasgow and Our Award Night!

One of the Acorn Artists went to the Awards Night in Glasgow representing all of the Acorn Artists who created the ‘Mural for Manningtree’. She kept a log of her trip and wanted to share her experience…   4th October 2018 6.30 am Headed for...
Acorn Village Christmas Cards

Acorn Village Christmas Cards

This year our cards have been individually chosen by residents, tenants, volunteers and staff, we think they have done a fabulous job and we hope you enjoy them too. Whether it’s ‘Pudding Up the Tree’ chosen by resident John or ‘Santa Squirrel’ chosen by tenant...
The Colchester Fire Swim

The Colchester Fire Swim

We went to the Fire Swim on Saturday. There was lots of us there, I can’t remember how many exactly. I raised £70 in sponsorship. We chose songs, 500 miles, Spandau Ballet. We had fantastic supporters cheering us on and they had some fantastic dance moves. Thank...
Acorn Village Fishing Trip with The Masonic Fishing Charity

Acorn Village Fishing Trip with The Masonic Fishing Charity

I like going fishing. I liked meeting the fisherman, Charlie was nice. The birds were really lovely, it was good when they flew over the lake. The journey was long down there but I saw diggers on a building site and dumpertrucks aswell. We had a barbeque, I had...
Our Sailing Trip to Woolverstone

Our Sailing Trip to Woolverstone

Some of the residents and tenants went on a sailing trip from Woolverstone Marina.  They had a great time and wanted to share their thoughts and photos with you.     It’s interesting, there’s no (wind) shield. It was nice out there. I didn’t get...
Our Trip to Colchester Zoo

Our Trip to Colchester Zoo

  We saw animals at the zoo.      Meerkats are my favourite. They were running around and playing. We saw leopards and giraffes. It was raining. We went on the Madagascar Express to look round. We had sandwiches and chips afterwards. We saw monkeys and lions and...
Bumper Book Sale this Week

Bumper Book Sale this Week

Our wonderful volunteers are running a Bumper Book Sale this Thursday, Friday and Monday. Books will be 3 for £1 on the majority with lots of varieties available to suit all ages. It’s being held in the Creative Craft Centre and we hope you can join us! A big...
My views on Lester Piggott and my artwork

My views on Lester Piggott and my artwork

I remember watching Lester Piggott a famous flat jockey on tv when I was a little boy with my Grandad, we loved to see all the big races on a Saturday afternoon. I still remember some of Lester’s winners, Never say Die, The Minstrel, Royal Academy & Nijinsky at...
My visit to the Antiques Road Show

My visit to the Antiques Road Show

I went to the Antiques Road Show with my Mum, Dad and sister who was valuing a bear. It was at Wrest-Park in Bedfordshire and it will be on t.v in the Autumn this year. We will be looking forward to spotting you on it!! Thank you From...
Thank you for all of your support

Thank you for all of your support

Thank you to everyone who attended the Acorn Village Dog Show on the 7thJuly to help raise funds for adults with learning disabilities at the Acorn Village Charity. After rain last year we didn’t expect a heatwave, we were so grateful to Marie & Stelios from...

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