Acorn rises to £20k challenge in record time

Staff at Acorn Stairlifts have hit their 2016 fundraising target for their local Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, with three months to spare!

Receiving a cheque for £20,463, Manorlands Senior Fundraiser Andrew Wood said it was the largest sum he had ever received in 10 years with the charity.

“For many years Acorn’s annual fundraising for us has hovered just beneath the £20K mark, so for them to smash through this ceiling so early in the year this year is fantastic,” he said. “Partly because of the extra care it will allow Sue Ryder to provide and partly because it places Acorn Stairlifts at the top of the league table in terms of annual donations from a business.”

The money was raised by Acorn staff taking part in Manorlands events such as the Keighley BigK 10K and the recent Paint Rush, as well as a host of in-house fundraisers at the company’s Steeton head offices and factories there and in Shipley. These include Acorn’s annual garden party and regular dress down days.

After raising almost £18,000 in 2015, staff at Acorn were determined to top the £20,000 mark this year and delighted to manage it by mid-September. With more fundraising activities still to come, including a grand raffle, more dress down days and the Manorlands Santa Run, Acorn’s 2016 total is set to rise still further by the year end. The firm has also donated around 25 stairlifts to Manorlands patients, enabling them to be cared for in their own homes.

Written on 26th September 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News