The Acre Foundation

Past Fundraising

Acre is a skilled and passionate group of recruiters with interests across a range of charities. Our staff support these individual causes through fundraising and involvement, and the Acre Foundation pledges to match staff fundraising up to a total of £100.

2011 – Present

  • October 2016: 11 adventurous Acre team members set off to climb the highest mountain in North Africa, the magnificent peak of Mt. Toubkal. Here is the story of how they tackled sun, snow, sleet and altitude sickness to raise over £12k for charity
  • January 2016: Our “Charity not Cards” Christmas drive raised £1,100 for our Ecoscheme charities on behalf of our clients
  • December 2015: Everyone brought in an unwanted Christmas gift for the “Unwanted Christmas Gift Auction!” We collectively raised £216.80
  • September 2015: Members of the team took part in London South Tough Mudder and raised £5,092.42 for GOSH
  • August 2015: Each team competed in “Come Dine with Acre” and cooked lunch for the whole team whilst being sustainable as possible. In total we raised £800
  • July 2015: Our Sustainable Wine Tasting raises £2,420 for GOSH. 242% over our £1000 target!
  • May 2015: Maria Quinn raised £150 for Great Ormond Street Hospital via a Baby Photo Sweepstake competition
  • April 2015: Michael Kelsall raised £51.51 for Comic Relief via some internal sweepstakes
  • January 2015: Our ‘Charity not Cards’ Christmas drive raised £410 for our Ecoscheme charities on behalf of our clients
  • June 2014 – October 2014: Through events including: The Great Acre Bake Off, The Great Acre Clothes Swap, World Cup Tourney, Sustainable Wine Tasting Event, Comedy Night, Gig Night and of course, climbing 24 Lake District Peaks in 24 hours Acre raised £10634.84 for our 24 Peak Challenge in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • April 2014: Through our Ecoscheme for the last quarter, Acre raised £215 for Cool Earth, and £280 for the Octavia Foundation
  • January 2014: As a result of our ‘Charity not Cards’ Christmas drive, Acre donated £360 to Cool Earth, £120 to the Octavia Foundation, and £200 to EDGE, on behalf of our clients
  • December 2013: Through our Ecoscheme, Acre raised £282 for Cool Earth, £331 for the Octavia Foundation, and £92 for EDGE
  • November 2013: Led by Simone, Nadia and Olivia, the Acre Team raised £200 (+ £500 pledged by the Acre Foundation) to the Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines
  • September 2013: Through our Ecoscheme, Acre raised £385 for Cool Earth, £110 for the Octavia Foundation, and £60 for EDGE
  • June 2013: Sara raised £100 for Cancer Research UK by running the ‘Race for Life’
  • April 2013: Lydia raised £180 for Oxfam by running the ‘2013 Virgin London Marathon’
  • December 2012: Acre raised £180 for Cool Earth, £140 for the Octavia Foundation, and £115 for EDGE with our Christmas e-card campaign
  • November 2012: Lydia raised £840 for War Child by doing a skydive from 10,000 feet and running 3 half marathons
  • August 2012: The Acre Team raised £119.50 by baking Olympic-themed cakes and a further £196 with our Olympic sweepstake. All funds raised were donated to Cool Earth
  • July 2012: Raina raised £350 for Cancer Research UK by running the ‘Race for Life 10k’
  • July 2012: Simone raised £27 (plus £27 pledged by the Acre Foundation) for Save The Children with a bake sale
  • April 2012: The Acre Team raised money by holding our own ten-pin bowling tournament The winner (Lydia) chose Octavia and EDGE as the recipients of the funds raised.
  • January 2012: The Acre Team raised £131.50 (+ £100 pledged by the Acre Foundation) for Cool Earth by having a charity auction of unwanted Christmas presents
  • November 2011: Norman raised money for Movember by growing a rather dapper moustache.
  • July 2011: The Acre Team raised money for Save the Children by baking and selling cakes in the office
  • April 2011: The Acre Team raised money for the British Red Cross by having a sweepstake on the Grand National
  • March 2011: The Acre Team raised money for the New Zealand Red Cross by having a bake-off

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