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Ways to support Acorns


Whether you are a small business or a large multi-national, our fundraising team will work with you to create a fundraising programme that will motivate your employees, inspire your customers and bring real commercial benefits to your business.

Find out about fundraising and volunteer opportunities below or contact our team on  01564 825 032 or to find out how you can get involved.

Our fundraising teams will be with you throughout our partnership providing you with all of the support you need.

Fundraising ideas


There are so many ways to fundraise, choose from one of the above ideas or let us support you with your own fundraising idea! Alternatively, enjoy one of the below experiences with proceeds supporting Acorns.

Cocktail masterclass

Enjoy a cocktail or mocktail class with our partners Bitters N Twisted and 100% of the £25 ticket price comes to Acorns. Find out more


Do you dare walk over hot coals for Acorns? Let us help you put on your own event (suitable for 40+ please) or join one of our organised firewalks. Get in touch to find out when our next scheduled firewalk is taking place. Find out more


Bravo one host a range of stimulating and challenging team events including the Zombie experience, Archery and Airsoft events. Get in touch for more information.

Retail volunteering experience

Enjoy a team building day and help us to sort stock, take on retail challenges or take part in a 2 hour focus group. Find out more


Take on a skydive, full or half marathon, bungee jump for Acorns! Download the PDF below for dates and more information

Corporate fundraising opportunities

Download a PDF of fundraising ideas and opportunities for 2017

Other ways to support Acorns

Employee fundraising

Whether it’s a dress down (or dress up!) day, dares in the office or an ugly tie competition, employee fundraising is a fantastic way to raise money for Acorns while having a great time too! A company outing or away day can be the perfect opportunity for an easy bit of fundraising. Even lunchtime is enough time to run a small fundraising sale or raffle.

We can give you all the tools you need to get your fundraising off the ground.

Some of our companies match the money raised by staff, which not only multiplies the donation but raises employee participation and morale within the company! To register your event with Acorns or to request a pack full of fundraising ideas, please call our fundraising team on  01564 825 032 or email 

If you're looking for a corporate partnership a little out of the ordinary then get in touch, we would love to talk things through.

Payroll giving

Did you know you can make regular donations to Acorns directly from your salary? It is a hassle free way of supporting local life limited children and their families throughout the year. It is also tax-free - the donation is made after National Insurance, but before tax. This way, instead of the tax being sent to the government, it is sent to Acorns. For example, as a standard rate taxpayer, if you pledge £5.00 from your gross salary each month (£1.25 per week) it will only cost you £4.00 but Acorns gets £5.00 thanks to HM Revenue and Customs not taking their share.

To find out more, download our guide for employers and for employees.

If your employer doesn’t have a scheme then information about payroll giving is at or Corporate Team on or call 01564 825032.

Refer and Reward

Acorns Children’s Hospice is pleased to announce a brand new initiative for our corporate supporters in 2017.

Every time you recommend a contact to us (business contact or community group member) we will enter you into our quarterly prize draw.  The winner will be announced at the end of each quarter, starting from 31st March. Prizes include a pamper day, Red Letter Experience and a Sainsbury’s gift card.

We rely heavily on the support of our local business communities for fundraising, volunteering, sponsorship and gifts in kind and we hope our ‘refer and reward’ scheme will help us to engage with more local companies, whilst recognising the support of our existing partners.

To make a recommendation fill out this quick form or for more information contact our Corporate team at or call 01564 825032

Please fill in the form below to refer a contact to us and enter our quarterly prize draw.

  • Your contact details

  • Contact details for your referral

  • Please make sure your contact is aware that you are passing their details to us.

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