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Get involved, and help support adults with learning disabilities

Without your help today and help from people like you in the past, Acorn Village would not be the place it is currently.

A place where adults with learning disabilities live life to the full, discover new experiences, learn new skills and challenge themselves to reach their full potential.

Registered Charity Number: 263954

The Covid Crisis Appeal

Covid-19 /Coronavirus no matter what you call it, it’s affecting us all.
Acorn Village is currently losing approximately £10,000 a month due to the lack of fundraising opportunities.

Can you help reduce the impact asap?

Could you potentially donate some of your lock down savings?
Maybe your fuel, lunch out or that very much missed cup of coffee costs all to help adults with learning disabilities?

We know it’s a tough time for all, so please only give what you really can afford.

Our incredible key workers are not only supporting adults with learning disabilities 24/7 but are also helping to reduce the impact on the NHS through their care and support.

With your help today you can help us to help them all.
Anything you can donate will really be appreciated.
From all of us at Acorn Village – THANK YOU

Ways to donate:
Via paypal:
Via Givey:
Via Just Giving:


Text HELPACORN to 70450 to donate £3
Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HELPACORNNOINFO to 70450.

Donate online

You can help by making a one-off donation, setting up a regular gift or even creating your own fundraising page using for your event.


Just Giving


Donate by post

If you would like to support adults with learning disabilities via cheque or postal order.
Please make cheques payable to ‘Acorn Villages Ltd‘, and send them to:

Acorn Village,
Clacton Road,
CO11 2NJ

All smiles on a day trip to Colchester Zoo


Become a ‘Friend of Acorn’

Become a Friend of Acorn by setting up a standing order.
As a thank you we will send you an Acorn Lapel Pin and an Acorn Artist artwork fridge magnet as well as regular updates.
Print out our standing order form PDF and return it to us or set one up online here.


Give In Memory

Set up an online tribute page or make a donation to remember a loved one using Just Giving.

Each year we hold a service for our loved ones where messages are written & the names of loved ones are remembered.


Special Occasions

Helping adults with learning disabilities on a special occasion instead of gifts is not just inspiring but a way of ensuring your gift keeps giving even after the event. Set up your special occasion fundraising page here.


Leave a Gift in Your Will

Your family will always come first, but if you do choose to leave a gift in your will you will be leaving a long lasting legacy to continue helping adults with learning disabilities.

Thanks to previous gifts we have been able to build the Creative Craft Centre, build new homes, offer new opportunities and activities. We can only ensure ‘Life is For Living’ with the help and support of others and are grateful for any gift you can make.

We would be very happy to refer anyone who wishes to do this to a local Solicitor.
If you would like to remember Acorn Village in your will, may we suggest the following wording:

“I give to Acorn Village, Clacton Road, Mistley, Manningtree, Essex CO11 2NJ (Registered Charity Number 263954)  the sum of £ (amount) for the general purposes of Acorn Village and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or Secretary shall be good and sufficient discharge to my executors.”

If you would like more information please speak to one of our office staff or visit the website

If you would like a tree or a rose planted at Acorn Village to remember your loved one, please get in touch.


Donate your unwanted items

Find out more information here

Where your money goes



Why choose to donate to help adults with learning disabilities at Acorn Village?

We invite you to come to Acorn Village to see directly how your generous donations are used to improve the lives of adults with learning disabilities, find out more here.

Our Acorn timeline demonstrates how your support has helped over the years and continues to makes such a difference today.

Visit the latest projects to see how you can help make Acorn Village continue to develop today.

Your donations help adults with learning disabilities who live or use the facilities at Acorn Village to live life to the full through activities, education, life skills and fun.

For example..

  • £7 pays for a horse-riding session
  • £14 pays for a Creative Craft Centre session
  • £15 pays for an additional physio session
  • £20 pays for a swimming session for 10
  • £30 pays for an Acorn Choir session



Our promises to you

As a Charity we promise we will be and will:

We will be clear, honest and open

  • Tell the truth and not exaggerate.
  • Do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive.
  • Be clear about who we are and what we do.
  • Give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation.
  • We do not pay third parties to fundraise on our behalf.
  • Explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.
  • Ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.
  • Provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.

We will be respectful

  • Respect your rights and privacy. Your data is safe with us. We take our obligations very seriously and we will never sell your data to third party organisations.
  • Do not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
  • Where the law requires, we will gain your consent before we contact you to fundraise.
  • If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so. We will work with the Telephone, Mail and
  • Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.

We will be fair and reasonable

  • Treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs.
  • Take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety.
  • Take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.

We will be accountable and responsible

  • Do all we can to ensure that our fundraisers & volunteers comply with all fundraising regulations and this promise.
  • Provide easy ways for you to contact us .
  • If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done you can contact to us to male us aware of a concern or a complaint via
  • If we make a mistake we will apologise and do everything to put things right. However, if we cannot resolve your complaint, we accept the authority of the Fundraising Regulator to make a final adjudication.

Further details can be found on the charities commission website.

If at any point you wish to talk to someone about your donation or change your amount please call us between 9am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday on 01206 394124.

If you have any questions please contact us via or call 01206 394124 and they will be happy to help.

Gift Aid

Don't forget if you're able  to choose Gift Aid your donation will be increased by 25% at no extra cost to you just by filling in this form.

Download a Gift Aid form

Thank you!

Your support enables funds raised can be spent on activities that bring self-confidence, improve communication skills and enhance the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

You make the difference

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