Acorn's future, the future of adults with learning disabilities, is entirely dependent on fundraising. There are many ways in which you can help, including:
Join our Family & Friends of Acorn Group
Support the onsite Coffee Shop, Charity Shop & Furniture Shed
Grab a bargain at the onsite Charity Sorting Shed Monday AM
Visit, donate or volunteer in one of our Charity Shops situated in Manningtree and Brightlingsea High Street
Support one of our Events
Organise an event such as a sponsored cycle race, marathon, golf day, sale or become an active fundraiser
*Request a talk to a group; email or call 01206 394124
The Furniture Shop
Moved house? Fancy a change? Looking for an up-cycling project? Grab a bargain and help to change the lives of adults with learning disabilities. We're onsite opposite the Coach House Charity Shop.
Open: Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm
We can offer a house clearance service locally.
Please ask for Kate on 01206 394124
Manningtree Charity Shop
Acorns, can be found in the centre of Manningtree High Street. It is a great place to find a bargain.
Open: Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 9.30pm- 4pm.
THE SHED @ ACORN - Monday morning is sorting time onsite at Acorn. Come along and find a hidden treasure before it reaches the shops. Sorting until Midday.
Brightlingsea Charity Shop
Forgot the beach towel? Need a spare jumper as the weathers turned? Or simply after a book for a lazy afternoon on the seafront. Drop in and meet our friendly volunteers whilst helping adults with learning disabilities.
Acorns, High Street, Brightlingsea.
Open: Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Saturday 9.30am-4pm
The Coach House Charity Shop
From Jaeger to Jasper Conran, Next to Per Una, find a bargain in our onsite shop run by our lovely volunteers.
We're still looking for volunteers, if you have a bit of free time please contact us: or 01206 394124.
Open: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
We're located next door to the Coffee Shop. Why not pop in at the same time for a coffee or lunch.
The Book Shop in The Coach House
From Children's Books to Travel Guides, Dan Brown to David Attenborough, we have all sorts of books available, you're almost guaranteed to ensure you don't leave empty handed through lack of choice.
We also have a wide variety of DVD's, CD's and LP's for your perusal,grab a take out from the Coffee Shop, select a new film to watch and settle in for a cosy night knowing you've supported adults with learning disabilities.