The Mayor helps Horringer Acorn Project celebrate 1 year

The Mayor helps Horringer Acorn Project celebrate 1 year

The Mayor and Mayoress of St. Edmundsbury helped celebrate one year since the launch of the Horringer Acorn Project on Friday 9th May.  They were invited to a play-dough tea party at Horringer Pre-School, complete with a (real) one year birthday cake! The Pre-School were also thanking the Mayor and Mayoress for their very generous £1,000 donation to the Project, which is aiming to raise £200,000 towards a new community building.

Since its launch on 27th April 2017 with the visit of a mini-digger, the Project has raised over £45,000.  Fundraising events have included the children’s Sponsored Slide-A-Thon, Kids’ Cafés in the local Community Centre, Pub Quizzes, a Muddy Mummies sponsored 10k obstacle course, and a stationary bike “Cycle to Santa” in Tesco’s.  They were granted planning permission for their new building in December 2017.

The Mayor of St Edmundsbury’s said, “I am delighted to be here to celebrate the Acorn Project’s Anniversary.  I strongly support the creation of a new building for the local community, and I’m very impressed by what they’ve achieved so far.”

Ruth Walker, Project Manager, said, “we are so grateful to the Mayor, Mayoress, and all of the local community for their support over the last year. We have achieved so much in a short space of time, and we couldn’t have done that without everyone’s help – from the kids and their parents, to former families and our neighbours.  We are now working hard to raise the rest of the money!”

The next Kids’ Café to raise money for the Acorn Project will be in Horringer Community Centre on the Friday of half term (1st June) from 10.30am to 13.30pm, with hot and cold drinks, cake and biscuits, wraps and jacket potatoes available, as well as lots of activities for the kids.  £3 entrance per child, or £2.50 in advance from Nicola Barber on nicolabarber80@outlook.com.

For more information about the Acorn Project, please visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/horringeracornproject/