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Saturday 25th March Acacia's first coffee morning fundraiser
Something new is about to start at Acacia!
We are kick starting a new inititive to help ACACIA raise much needed funds and bring about awareness of maternal mental health. We are looking for past mums or friends of Acacia to help us get this started. Would you be able to host a coffee morning with your family and friends? You can make it as big or as small as you like and you would have the su ...

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Birmingham Dance School " Feel The Rhythm" support Acacia fundraising with style!
Feel The Ryhthm School of Dance is led by Principal Donna Evans pictured here helping to raise funds for Acacia Family Support.  "We raised £122 for our charity of choice" says Donna at the annual dancing schools show performed at The Dovehouse Theatre in Olton Solihull.   Donna is well on her way to recovery after battling PND and anxiety and has received support from Acacia. ...

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ACACIA MUMS TREATED BY NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY
Pictured here are some of our Acacia mums enjoying Afternoon Tea at Aston Wood Golf Club, funded by Nationwide Building Society in Sutton Coldfield. Lisa Hurren Loydd, an employee from Nationwide Building Society won the Citizenship Award of £100 and donated it to Acacia with the proviso  that our mums enjoyed every penny of it with a little bit of pampering ! During the afternoon, the ...

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26 Jul 2016
TEAM ACACIA TAKES PART IN GREAT MIDLANDS FUN RUN 2016
On Sunday June 5 th Acacia Family Support participated in the Great Midlands Fun Run through the streets of Sutton Coldfield and Sutton park. Thank you to the 11 ladies and 1 gentleman who ran, walked or plodded the 8.5 miles in such glorious sunshine. We were so encouraged when one of our previous mums who had accessed our befriending service decided to use the event as a way of raising fund ...

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A Happy Christmas to all our wonderful supporters
Please click on the pdf to read all about the wonderful support we have received this year.  



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Great Midlands Fun Run runners raise £4,800 for Acacia
A huge thank you, once again to this year's Great Midlands Fun Runners.  The event raised £4,800 for Acacia with Andy Perks raising £2,000 towards the total.  

One of our Co-Founders, Emma Borg, along with Andy attended a recent Great Midlands Fun Run Awards night where they were on hand to receive the presentation cheque.

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Christmas spirit brings donations to Acacia
Acacia Supporters, Karl and Janine, have been supporting the charity all year and Christmas is no exception.

They have decorated their house in Sutton Coldfield for their local neighbourhood to enjoy with collection boxes for both Cancer Research and Acacia Family Support available for people to place donations in.

Karl, who normally sports a very short hairstyle, has also been growing his locks to ...

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16 Oct 2015
Co Founder takes on a marathon challenge.
Our Co-founder, Rachel Gregory, is running her first half-marathon on Sunday (18th October).  The Morrisons Great Birmingham Run takes runners around some of the most iconic scenes of Birmingham, from the Bull Ring, to Cadbury World to Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Rachel wants to raise both funds and awareness of the charity she helped found in 2003 after she struggled with ante natal ...

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A fabulous evening of music and song
The evening of Friday 18th September was a very special one for Acacia Family Support as around 170 people gathered in St John's Church in Walmley to be treated to a concert led by saxophonist and Britain's Got Talent Finalist, Julian Smith.  His mesmerising pieces included soul and jazz. The concert also included New Zealand born Amelia Whiteman from Elysium III who captivated the audience w ...

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10 Sep 2015
The Big Push 2015
The Big Push 2015 - what a fantastic name for a fundraising event set up to support families touched by maternal mental health issues.  

The event is a 14k walk or run from the bridge in Bridgenorth to the bridge in Ironbridge with everyone getting together in The White Hart Pub on the High Street afterwards.    Event details can be found here  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the- ...

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Summer Autumn 2015 Newsletter
please click on the pdf for news and information you will not want to miss out on!

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Morrisons Great Birmingham Run
On Sunday 18th October thousands of runners will take to the streets of Birmingham taking on the half marathon course of the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run.

The event is the biggest half marathon in the Midlands and is televised on Channel 5.  The course takes in some of the city's most iconic sights including the Bullring, the Cadbury World in Bournville and Edgbaston cricket ground. Live mus ...

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20 Aug 2015
Karl's Big Hair Cut Challenge
Over the last few months Acacia Supporter, Karl, has been growing his hair, which for someone who normally keeps it on a number 2 cut has been a whole new experience.  The reason is that Karl wanted to raise the profile and funds for Acacia Family Support.   It has been working with a number of people commenting on his new look and growing locks!  We're told it's all coming off agai ...

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13 Aug 2015
Acacia Family Support Wins Future Impact Award
We have just been notified that our work has been recognised by www.localgiving.com through us winning their first ever Grow Your Own Tenner Campaign's Future Impact Award.  The Campaign was launched last year and saw the charity ask for donations of £10 to help fund a hamper which is given to our most vulnerable and isolated of new mothers suffering with postnatal depression when we fi ...

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London Triathlon Challenge
She did it!  On Sunday 9th August, Rebecca D’Ambrosio completed her London Triathlon Challenge. The Olympic distance event comprises of a 1.5km open water swim, a 40km cycle and finishes with a 10km run.  The swim took her 57 minutes, the cycle 1h 45 and the run 1h 20 making the total time for her triathlon a fantastic 4h 20.  

The London Triathlon is the world’s lar ...

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Trigon Pensions fundraising mystery!
Acacia Family Support are so grateful to be one of Trigon Pensions Charities of the Year.  They've been busy fundraising with their most revent venture being a Day at the Races Murder Mystery Party led by ‘Inspector Ray Scorse’!    We've been told they had a great night and the groups ‘galloped’ through the suspects.  It sounded like a fabulous even ...

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Trigon Pensions choose Acacia Family Support
Trigon Pensions Limited are pension consultants and actuaries.  Their principlal business is corporate pension consultancy, investment consultancy, scheme administration and actuarial services.  

They have offices in Bristol and Redditch and have chosen Acacia Family Support to be one of their 'Charities of the Year' for 2015 and staff from both bases will be involved with a variety of fu ...

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Great Midlands Fun Run raises £4,489.39 and the total is still rising
The total amount of sponsorship raised collectively by all our wonderful Great Midlands Fun Runners currently stands at £4489.39 and with a few more pounds to come in, along with gift aid, we could potentially hit £5,000!

Sutton Coldfield resident Andy Perks has raised the most sponsorship - £1,805 and tells us there is more to come.  Sponsorship can still be sent in to the c ...

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Congratulations Team Acacia
A huge well done and thanks to all who ran for Team Acacia yesterday at the Great Midlands Fun Run.  A fantastic event with a great atmosphere which saw 7000 people take to the streets of Sutton in support of a variety of different charities.  Thank you also to those who braved the rain and cheered them on.  It looks like our runners have raised around £2000 for the charity so ...

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Great Midlands Fun Run 2015
A huge GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU to our team of runners taking part in the Great Midlands Fun Run on Sunday -

Warren
Fraser
Rachel
Ian
Sandy
Jack
Flynn
Renee
Sue
Thomas
Lee
Georgina
Andrew
Paulette
Katherine
Kerry
Sally
Annabel
Laura

We are proud to say that our team are made up of staff and their families, trustees, families who are being or have been supported by Acacia, volunteers and their families, a health visit ...

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What's in your bag campaign?
This week (11th to 17th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week.  To coincide with this and get more people talking about Postnatal Depression, Acacia is challenging you to show us "what's in your bag".   Tip out the contents of your bag, snap a picture of it, share on Facebook or Twitter and challenge your family and friends to do the same!  ...

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From Bumps 2 Babies and the Morrison's Great Birmingham 10k Run
The very first Morrison's Great Birmingham 10k Run took place on Sunday 3rd May and Acacia was delighted to have a team of 4 running for the charity from a 'From Bumps 2 Babies' group.  

Massive congratulations and well done to Jayne, Husne, Nicky and Sian who were not put off by the soggy start and finished the race.   The team were hoping to raise £300 and yet, as of today (5 ...

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Kuli's Marathon Fundraising
Kuli’s Marathon effort for Acacia Family Support

Fantastique!  

She did it!  

Sutton Coldfield resident, Kuli Kang, ran the Paris Marathon on Sunday 12th April.

The event was the pinnacle of a number of running events Kuli has taken on over the last year which has included the Birmingham Half Marathon and the Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run.  Kuli has been running to raise funds for ...

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Annabel takes on the Great Midlands Fun Run
Amongst our team of fabulous charity runners, we are delighted that the daughter of one of our volunteers is running in this year's Great Midlands Fun Run at the end of May and raising money for Acacia.    Here's what she has to say about it (we couldn't have written it better oursleves!).....

"This will be my first ever Fun Run and I have decided that I would like all of my sponsorship t ...

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Support from Waitrose, Four Oaks
Waitrose in Four Oaks supported Acacia through their Community Matters scheme during April.  Thank you to everyone who went into store and placed a token in our charity section.   There were 3 charities being considered for donations and we will know next month what ours will be.




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Awareness Stand and Bucket Collection, 21st April 2015
Thank you to all those who supported our awareness stand and bucket collection at Asda, Minworth.  

Thank you Vicki, Sandy, Jackie, Emma, Yvonne, Donna and Kerry for helping out.

It was a great opportunity to strike up conversations with people about our services.  It was also lovely to meet people who had used our service or who had friends who had.

£89 was raised






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Fundraising News for March 2015
Please click on the pdf to find out about some of our exciting plans for 2015.

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Thank You Asda, Minworth
Massive thank you to Asda in Minworth for their cheque for £50 today.  Looking forward to returning in April (21st) for a bucket collection and Awareness Stand.

Great to have your support.



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Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund
If you have a spare moment please vote for Acacia to be in with a chance of winning £300 from The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund.  It won't cost you a penny - although it might make you crave a hot chocolate!

http://www.galaxyhotchocolate.com/galaxyfund2014/profiles/acacia-family-support ...

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CHRISTMAS WISHES TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

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Asda Minworth support Acacia
Huge thanks to Asda at Minworth who have included Acacia on their Community Board for the months of November and December.   If you shop there please collect a token at the checkout and place it in our box near the exit as there is a grant of £200 for the charity with the most tokens.  

Whether we achieve the £200 or the £50 runner up donation, it is great profile for Ac ...

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Winning the fight against Postnatal Depression
Putting yourself through a 10 week intense training programme and being coached by elite combat athletes in preparation to take centre stage in a Fight Night in front of 2000 people and a Sky TV film crew isn’t the kind of thing you would naturally associate with a Managing Director of a Safety Company but this is exactly what Sutton Coldfield businessman, Warren Spiers, MD of Spiers Enginee ...

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30 Sep 2014
Junior fundraisers bake their way to a successful charity cake sale!
A massive thank you to Millie, Freya and their friends who, last week, held a cake sale outside their house in Bournville to raise funds for both Acacia Family Support and Cancer Research.  They raised £47 in total - a fantastic achievement.  Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you.

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27 May 2014
Raise Funds for Acacia by shopping online - at no extra cost to you!
Do you shop online?  

Did you know you can raise funds for Acacia Family Support when shopping online
- at NO EXTRA COST to you?  

Through www.easyfundraising.org.uk you can access your usual retailers’ websites and, as a thank you for using it, they give a percentage of your total spend to your chosen charity at no extra cost to you the shopper.  



Acacia earns the ...

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21 Oct 2014
Bupa Great Birmingham Run
Congratulations Kuli - pictured here with her running partner and friend, Kate.

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run took place on Sunday 19th October 2014 and in amongst the 20,000 runners pounding the streets of Birmingham in support of hundreds of fabulous charities was Kulvinder Kang who was running to support Acacia.  

"The reason I want to run for Acacia is if it were not for the help of the won ...

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10 Jul 2014
Acacia Family Support Open Day
Thank you to all who called by during our Open Day on Wednesday 9th July.  It was great to see so many people - those who have been supporting the charity a while and those who are new.   We hope you enjoyed your cuppa and the opportunity to chat with staff - hopefully you might also have been able to bag yourself a bargain from the clothes and jewellery that had kindly been donated. &nb ...

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03 Jun 2014
Massive congratulations to our Great Midlands Fun Runners
A massive congratulations to Thomas, Sue, Steve and Christina who, this Sunday (1st June) were amongst some 7,000 runners pounding the park roads and surrounding streets of Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, taking on the 8.5 mile course.

Together they have raised £554.50 which is fantastic and everyone at Acacia is so grateful to them.  If you haven't supported them and would still like to ...

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27 May 2014
Regular Giving
Regular Giving to Acacia Family Support is really important as this type of income enables the charity to budget so much more easily, ensuring services can be met and services developed.  This can be set up through http://localgiving.com/charity/acacia  where donations can be doubled through match funding campaigns ...

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27 May 2014
ACACIA'S TOP TIPS FOR FUNDRAISING
INTERESTED IN RAISING FUNDS FOR ACACIA FAMILY SUPPORT?  We'd love to hear from you.  Please get in touch with the office or email cathryn@acacia.org.uk.  In the meantime, listed below are ideas to get you started, tips on making your donations go further and suggestions on how best to get started.

There are lots of ways you can raise funds for Acacia - they can be as adventurous or a ...

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27 May 2014
Corporate Support and Charitable Trusts
Corporate Support   Does your workplace or someone you know have a ‘Charity of the Year’ scheme?  If so, please consider nominating Acacia Family Support.  We would welcome the opportunity to talk with those in business to see how we might be able to work with one another for mutual benefit.    

In addition, many companies run Match Funding Schemes where employe ...

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