The Acre Foundation

Foundation Diary

  • "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

    Posted on 10 May 2016 by Chloë

  • Acre Volunteering - Summer is here, but I still prefer it a little 'Otter...

    Posted on 11 June 2015 by Cory

    Acre Volunteering - Summer is here, but I still prefer it a little 'Otter...

    Following up after another round of volunteering at the WWT London Wetlands Centre

  • ACRE VOLUNTEERING - NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS

    Posted on 11 May 2015 by James

    ACRE VOLUNTEERING - NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS

    The first installation of Acre’s London Wetlands Centre volunteering 2015

  • 24 Peaks: Reflecting on the view from the top

    Posted on 03 February 2015 by Lydia

    24 Peaks: Reflecting on the view from the top

    “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.”

  • 24 peaks in 24 hours!

    Posted on 25 October 2014 by Helen

    24 peaks in 24 hours!

    Despite being the fittest I’ve been in a long time, this has been the hardest thing I have I ever done.

  • Acre’s Charity Gig

    Posted on 09 October 2014 by Simone

    Acre’s Charity Gig

    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!

  • Comedy for a great cause

    Posted on 12 September 2014 by Jess

    Comedy for a great cause

    “The 12th September saw some terrific comedic talent come through the doors of the Savoy Tup…and the comedians were pretty funny too!“

  • Sustainable wine & locally sourced canapés in aid of GOSH

    Posted on 07 September 2014 by Bairbre

    Sustainable wine & locally sourced canapés in aid of GOSH

    ‘an organic and biodynamic Italian red grown by local cooperative using traditional methods’

  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Acre’s training weekend??

    Posted on 24 July 2014 by Lydia

    Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Acre’s training weekend??

    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

  • Meet the members of Team GOSH

    Posted on 16 July 2014 by Raquel

    Meet the members of Team GOSH

    Team GOSH comprises of a really mixed bag of individuals! Meet the inspiring members of the Acre team who have accepted the gruelling challenge.

  • A gruelling challenge awaits

    Posted on 15 July 2014 by Jamie - Exped Adventures

    A gruelling challenge awaits

    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!

  • Acre’s World Cup “Tourney”

    Posted on 14 July 2014 by Michael

    Acre’s World Cup “Tourney”

    The two-week “tourney” raised £135 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and placed us one step closer to our 24 Peaks goal.

  • The Great Acre Clothes Swap!

    Posted on 12 July 2014 by Beth

    The Great Acre Clothes Swap!

    In just a couple of hours of fashion fun we managed to raise £150

  • Annabel’s story

    Posted on 05 July 2014 by Beth

    Annabel’s story

    Beth Mitchell, a colleague of the Acre team tells the story of how GOSH saved the life of her daughter.

  • Octavia's Corporate Volunteer of the Year

    Posted on 27 June 2014 by Simone

    Octavia's Corporate Volunteer of the Year

    ‘some of their clients having gone onto their dream jobs after an intervention with Acre’

  • The Great Acre Bake-Off

    Posted on 09 June 2014 by Georgia

    The Great Acre Bake-Off

    £271.24 raised, and month of mouth-watering delights…but there can only be one winner.

  • Tough Mudder for Save the Children

    Posted on 06 May 2014 by Andy

    Tough Mudder for Save the Children

    Running through barbed wire and undergoing electroshock ‘therapy’ enabled me to raise £493.50 for Save the Children.

  • And The Winners Are...

    Posted on 30 April 2014 by Georgia

    And The Winners Are...

    We’re feeling very chuffed after the Acre Foundation was awarded ‘Best Sustainability Project’ last month by local Business Improvement District, inmidtown.

  • Acre Volunteering - Partnerships with the local community

    Posted on 08 April 2014 by Bairbre

    Acre Volunteering - Partnerships with the local community

    An educational and enriching experience at the WWT London Wetland Centre.

  • Acre Volunteering - Round 2

    Posted on 02 April 2014 by Georgia

    Acre Volunteering - Round 2

    More positive reports from the next round of staff volunteering at the WWT London Wetland Centre.

  • Acre Volunteering - WWT London Wetland Centre

    Posted on 26 March 2014 by Christian

    Acre Volunteering - WWT London Wetland Centre

    Exchanging the office with the glorious outdoors for a day as part of Acre’s volunteering programme.

  • Happy New Year

    Posted on 28 January 2014 by Georgia

    Happy New Year

    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.

  • London Marathon: The Big Day

    Posted on 29 April 2013 by Lydia

    London Marathon: The Big Day

    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.

  • Eight weeks to go

    Posted on 21 February 2013 by Lydia

    Eight weeks to go

    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.

  • A thank you from Octavia

    Posted on 07 February 2013 by Steve

    A thank you from Octavia

    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.

  • AN UPDATE FROM COOL EARTH - DECEMBER 2012

    Posted on 20 December 2012 by Steve

    AN UPDATE FROM COOL EARTH - DECEMBER 2012

    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:

  • Keep on running

    Posted on 20 November 2012 by Lydia

    Keep on running

    Having watched the London Marathon on a number of occasions, I’ve often wondered about the emotion you might feel after completing the distance…

  • An update on Kiva from Ben

    Posted on 30 October 2012 by Ben

    An update on Kiva from Ben

    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.

  • Swapping the water cooler for the waterside

    Posted on 18 October 2012 by Raina

    Swapping the water cooler for the waterside

    Recently my colleague Steve and I participated in Acre’s volunteering scheme.

  • Take me to the river

    Posted on 20 September 2012 by James

    Take me to the river

    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.

  • You should be in the zoo

    Posted on 20 August 2012 by Karyn

    You should be in the zoo

    Karma often pays you back in strange and round-about ways. Sometimes it’s more direct!

  • Olympic effort in the sweepstakes

    Posted on 16 August 2012 by Sara

    Olympic effort in the sweepstakes

    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.

  • Gold medal for supermum

    Posted on 15 August 2012 by Simone

    Gold medal for supermum

    As an Australian and a former Sydneysider living in London, I’ve just celebrated my second hometown Olympics.

  • Half Marathon #1

    Posted on 27 July 2012 by Lydia

    Half Marathon #1

    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.

  • Terror at 13,500 feet

    Posted on 19 July 2012 by Lydia

    Terror at 13,500 feet

    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.

  • An update from Cool Earth – February 2012

    Posted on 28 February 2012 by Steve

    An update from Cool Earth – February 2012

    This week we had a visit from Cool Earth’s Corporate Manager, Ben Gray.

  • Acre and Kiva – Sara’s story

    Posted on 25 January 2012 by Sara

    Acre and Kiva – Sara’s story

    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.

  • An update from Cool Earth - December 2011

    Posted on 21 December 2011 by Steve

    An update from Cool Earth - December 2011

    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:

  • A ‘hello’ from the Acre team

    Posted on 20 December 2011 by Lydia

    A ‘hello’ from the Acre team

    Here at Acre, we are all personally and independently passionate about the community, charity and ‘giving back’.

  • Acre & Kiva - Ben’s story

    Posted on 20 December 2011 by Ben

    Acre & Kiva - Ben’s story

    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 Acre Foundation

    Posted on 09 November 2011 by Andy Cartland

    Welcome to the Acre Foundation

    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.