In a week where dismal news of rising prices, fuel and food shortages have been prevalent I am delighted to report that popular Community Association ACORN have been awarded £9850 to continue their work in the community.
ACORN are well known for their annual Petting Zoo held in Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre which attracts up to 800 visitors, Easter Egg Hunt held in our beautiful West Park for local children, Pantomime visits to the Gala Theatre in Durham, which brings pleasure to all ages and of course our Halloween Spooktacular. Readers will of course recall that ACORN also facilitate coach day trips to destinations such as York, Leeds, Whitby, Scarborough, South Shields, Bamburgh and Seahouses.
ACORN is also involved in enhancing their local neighbourhood by planting trees and bulbs to brighten up roadsides and green spaces, Durham County Council have, this week, awarded ACORN 2000 bulbs to be planted on Silkin Way and we would welcome volunteers to help plant them.
We still have a few seats vacant for our trip to York on Sunday 17th October leaving the Phoenix Club at 9am. Seats are priced at £8 and can be obtained from Ken on 07443 046804.
ACORN are now taking bookings for a trip to Leeds on 11th December. In addition, we are arranging a visit to Hall Hill Farm to see Santa and his furry friends, please note this trip is priced at £10 to include entrance and a soup and roll lunch.
ACORN is an open, friendly group, who welcome anyone to come along and join us in discussion of local issues and banter, we offer tea, coffee and biscuits. Come along and join us on Thursday 14th October at 6pm in the upstairs lounge of the Phoenix club to help us plan our year.
Ken Robson, ACORN Chair
01325 321471
07443 046804