The Acre Foundation

Help support our 24 Peaks Challenge for 2014

In September 2014, a number of inspiring Acre team members took on one of the toughest outdoor challenges in the UK, the 24 Peaks in the Lake District, with the guidance of trekking experts Exped Adventure. The Lake District’s equivalent to Everest Base Camp, this climb is a formidable feat that was undertaken to raise money for a hugely worthwhile cause, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). It was the most grueling challenge any of the team had ever undertaken – the sense of achievement was amazing. They completed the 24th peak after 23 hrs and 35 minutes of tough walking and climbing – so with just 25 minutes to spare!!!

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who supported us with their time, efforts and money. The fundraising events have all been a huge success; we have smashed our £8000 target with more ££ yet to come!! Find out more, or visit Acre’s Just Giving page if you still wish to donate.

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Our Ecoscheme

For every placement Acre completes we like to give a little more by making a donation to one of our chosen charities on our client’s behalf. If you are a client who has had an individual placed by Acre, please select from one of the three options below and complete your selection online.

  • Cool Earth

    Rainforests are worth much more to the human race left standing. Cool Earth is a unique charity that is saving the world’s most endangered rainforests through working with local communities to secure forests at risk of being destroyed within the next 18 months. Cool Earth works to build local and community capacity to make a difference, ensuring that less than 10% of their supporters’ money is spent on administration.

    Read more about Cool Earth.
  • Octavia Foundation

    The Octavia Foundation’s work is intended to increase the strength and effectiveness of community life; improving local conditions, especially for people in disadvantaged situations, enabling people to take part in public decision-making, and helping them to achieve greater long-term control over their circumstances. Acre have partnered with the Octavia Foundation to develop the ‘Gateways to Work’ programme.

    Read more about Octavia Foundation.
  • ZSL’s Edge of Existence Programme

    Elephants, rhinos and pandas may be the poster boys of conservation but many equally unique and threatened species are in danger of slipping unnoticed towards extinction. Your donation will support the Zoological Society of London to raise the profile and initiate conservation of the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species.

    Read more about ZSL’s Edge of Existence Programme.

Other causes we support

As well as our Ecoscheme, Acre supports a number of charities and other worthwhile causes:

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

    Great Ormond Street Hospital provides world-class care for young patients and their families. Funds raised by charity donations enable them to continue to offer accommodation and support services for sick children and their carers, fund the most up-to-date equipment, support ground-breaking research into the development of new treatments and rebuild and refurbish the hospital as necessary.

    Read more about Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
  • Kiva

    Acre gives £100 to every new employee upon joining to loan through Kiva to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Kiva relies on a global network of volunteers and field partners, 100% of every donation goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut or charge interest to their Field Partners. Acre’s support is ongoing; as the loan is repaid, it is reinvested into the funding of another loan to another entrepreneur somewhere in the world.

    Read more about Kiva.