SATURDAY, 16TH MAY – After several years’ break, our Summer Fair was finally revived as a charity fundraiser for Acorn Overseas – a charity for children set up in 2010 by Graeme and Sarah’s daughter, Natasha Whiting.
For the past few years, Acorn Overseas has been largely focused on continuous fundraising efforts for the Future Light Children’s Home in Mae Sot, Northern Thailand. We have also been fortunate enough to share a connection with this orphanage through Natasha, and the proceeds
Last weekend two Acorn students cycled 246 miles from Land’s End to Stroud. They travelled to Land’s End on Thursday and began their cycling journey on Friday morning. The journey took three days and involved camping en-route one night.
The students raised over £800 of which one third will be donated to the Acorn Overseas Charity for Children. The remainder will help to fund their upcoming ski trip, organised by the school.
Over the past few weeks we have supported the Philippines Typhoon Aid appeal through two different channels. Firstly we have donated £100 to Lloyds Bank’s charity collection, half of which came from our Tuesday soup fund, and the other half directly from the school.
Secondly, on Friday 22nd November we hosted a concert by Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter, who kindly provided us with an hour of delightful Folk Music. Our extremely generous community donated £400 which has gone