Following up after another round of volunteering at the WWT London Wetlands Centre
The first installation of Acre’s London Wetlands Centre volunteering 2015
“Without the fantastic support of companies like Acre and their staff, Great Ormond Street Hospital wouldn’t be able to continue providing world class care to thousands of children every year.”
Despite being the fittest I’ve been in a long time, this has been the hardest thing I have I ever done.
24 peaks in 24 hours was always going to be tough but I was quietly confident. My challenge was in suggesting we organise a live gig night to raise money!
“The 12th September saw some terrific comedic talent come through the doors of the Savoy Tup…and the comedians were pretty funny too!“
‘an organic and biodynamic Italian red grown by local cooperative using traditional methods’
There were a few stiff legs and blisters the next day, but the weekend has certainly opened up my eyes to what’s in line for September
Team GOSH comprises of a really mixed bag of individuals! Meet the inspiring members of the Acre team who have accepted the gruelling challenge.
Challenge guides Jamie Annetts and Sam Westcott from Exped Adventure provides the low down of the tough challenge that awaits the Acre team – they have no idea what they are in for!
The two-week “tourney” raised £135 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and placed us one step closer to our 24 Peaks goal.
In just a couple of hours of fashion fun we managed to raise £150
Beth Mitchell, a colleague of the Acre team tells the story of how GOSH saved the life of her daughter.
‘some of their clients having gone onto their dream jobs after an intervention with Acre’
£271.24 raised, and month of mouth-watering delights…but there can only be one winner.
Running through barbed wire and undergoing electroshock ‘therapy’ enabled me to raise £493.50 for Save the Children.
We’re feeling very chuffed after the Acre Foundation was awarded ‘Best Sustainability Project’ last month by local Business Improvement District, inmidtown.
An educational and enriching experience at the WWT London Wetland Centre.
More positive reports from the next round of staff volunteering at the WWT London Wetland Centre.
Exchanging the office with the glorious outdoors for a day as part of Acre’s volunteering programme.
Things might have been rather quiet on the blogging front over the past months, but the Acre team have been very busy outside the virtual sphere on a huge range of initiatives.
The final two weeks in the build up to the London Marathon was like nothing I had experienced before. After tapering the long runs in preparation for the big day, the excitement had really started to take hold.
How time has flown since my last blog: Christmas has come and gone, we said goodbye to 2012 and have welcomed 2013 with open arms – and in that time my training for the London Marathon has had its ups and downs.
Instead of cards, at Christmas time we decided to send an email that allowed our clients to select one of our Ecoscheme charities for Acre to donate £5 to on their behalf.
Cool Earth have dropped us a line to let us know that Acre’s support through our Ecoscheme has helped protect 9 acres of rainforest this year:
Having watched the London Marathon on a number of occasions, I’ve often wondered about the emotion you might feel after completing the distance…
The last time I wrote about Kiva I had recently started at Acre. As it’s now been a year, I thought I should give you an update on how my loans are going.
Recently my colleague Steve and I participated in Acre’s volunteering scheme.
As part of the Acre Foundation programme, Lydia and I recently began the first of what will hopefully be a long-term volunteer relationship with Thames21.
Karma often pays you back in strange and round-about ways. Sometimes it’s more direct!
For 16 days London was ablaze with flags, fireworks and festivities from all around the world. Every country, big or small, must be proud of their finest athletes for the hard work and dedication they put in to training and participating in their races, games and events.
As an Australian and a former Sydneysider living in London, I’ve just celebrated my second hometown Olympics.
The first of my three half marathons of 2012 came around very quickly, but with all the training runs I’ve put in, I felt that I was as prepared as I was ever going to be.
In the build up to the skydive the forecast was typical of our summer so far: wind and rain – so I didn’t mentally prepare myself for the jump, assuming it would be called off.
This week we had a visit from Cool Earth’s Corporate Manager, Ben Gray.
I hadn’t heard of Kiva before coming to Acre, but I thought the idea of creating a loans system which helped individuals from around the world struggling to start businesses was a great idea.
Today we received a nice update from our friends at Cool Earth explaining how Acre’s support through our Echoscheme has helped protect 10 acres of rainforest:
Here at Acre, we are all personally and independently passionate about the community, charity and ‘giving back’.
As a new employee to Acre I was given a chance to make a donation to one of charities we support. I chose Kiva.
Welcome to the newly launched Acre Foundation. The Foundation was conceived as a way to bring together Acre’s charitable work under one roof, and as a method of communicating how we aim to have a positive influence on our staff, customers, local communities and the world at large.