Every year at Acorns we like to have a big project that we fundraise for. We have a number of large fundraising events which we hold throughout the year including the Christian Malford Scarecrow Trail, Dog Show and Christmas Market.
In addition we help at two large Village events – the Bonfire Display and Village Fete, in return we receive a significant contribution to our projects.
We are always seeking volunteers to help for each event and sign up lists will be put up in the weeks prior. If you are able to assist in any way we would be extremely grateful.
Finally, we have a number of on-going smaller fundraising initiatives – donations from www.easyfundraising.org.uk, collecting milk bottle tops, printer cartridges, and old mobile phones.
This year we aim to raise enough money to buy new toys for the children for both indoors and outside.
We refurbished the building and garden at Acorns and improved the accessibility of the equipment for the children. This included:
redecorating inside and replacing the carpet in the entrance hall
putting in a gate to access the woods
creating more ‘Every Child a Talker’ spaces outside
refurbishing the sandpit
replacing the climbing frame
improving the security of our mail
creating more child accessible storage in our garden and outdoor classroom
a new storage container in the woods to store the items we need for Forest School on Wilderness days