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Each year it costs over £750,000 to fund the support we provide to mums, dads and their families affected by pre and postnatal depression and anxiety. Acacia makes a real difference to those accessing our services and you could help us by supporting our work. 

By joining one of our events you could help to change lives.

Click on the links below or contact us at fundraising@acacia.org.uk. We would love to hear from you!

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Big Give Match Funding!

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RideLondon - 26th May 2024

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Sutton Fun Run - June 2024

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Abseil 2024

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Wingwalk - 7th June 2024

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Skydive for Acacia - 6th July 2024

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Donate now

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Acacia Angels

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Fundraise for us!

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Bag yourself an Acacia T-shirt or hoodie!

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Non-uniform days

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Corporate Support & Charitable Trusts

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Raising Funds Through Shopping Online

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Big Give Match-funding 14th - 28th May 2024
We are excited to be able to let you know that Acacia will be taking part in The Big Give Kind²Mind match-funding campaign starting next week. What does this mean? It is a chance for you to double the impact of any donation you make! That means: £1 becomes £2 £5 becomes £ ...

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Quiz Night a roaring success!
Our first quiz night was so much fun! Huge thanks to everyone who joined us on Friday, making it a resounding success. Together, we raised over £1000!

Special shoutout to Nick Snowdon, our phenomenal Quiz Master for keeping us entertained and engaged throughout the evening.

Also, a massive ...

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Check out our Fundraising events for 2024!
We have so many exciting events for 2024.

Why not check out what we have planned and see what you might like to get involved in, as we continue to celebrate Acacia's 20th Anniversary β€πŸŽ‰πŸ€©

Please do get in touch with us at fundraising@acacia.org.uk to find out more! ...

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Introducing our Angels of Christmas Campaign
Can you MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS COUNT and sign up to be an Acacia Angel? πŸ‘ΌπŸŽ„

By giving monthly, you can help support us in such a special way. πŸ’

Your gift will help more mums like Davina, who says, “I can't begin to express how life-saving Acacia was for me. Acacia have helped me out of some rea ...

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A wonderful start to our 20th Anniversary year!

What an incredible week it has been celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to the coffee mornings! It has meant so much to have you with us. We’ve loved welcoming back friends from the beginning of Acacia, right the way through to our current supporters. ...

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Coffee Mornings October 2023
Cake - yes!
Bunting - yes!
Balloons - yes!
Tea & Coffee - yes!

There's a buzz at the Acacia office this week as we are busy preparing for our 20th Anniversary Coffee Mornings! We are so excited to see you all there!

Just a reminder... here are the dates and locations for each venue:

  • Wednesday ...

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    Skydive 2023
    These 3 brave ladies finally got to jump out of a plane for Acacia after having their skydive cancelled back in July due to poor weather. 

    Well done to them for their bravery, incredible fundraising and great team spirit, we are so grateful!

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    15 Jul 2023
    Snowdon team conquered rain, wind and hail
    Our incredible Snowdon Tea faced hail, ferocious winds and rain to raise money for Acacia.

    We salute their incredible efforts and are so grateful for all that they have done in support of Acacia - thank you all so much!!

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    08 Jun 2023
    Wingwalkers braved the skies and soared
    Our amazing Wingwalkers had a wonderful day and showed us how brave they all were. 7 intrepid superstars soared on top of a 1940's biplane to raise money for Acacia - we are so grateful!

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    Our super fun runners!
    We had an incredible team of 18 people taking part in the Royal Sutton Fun Run - thank you to each and every one of you! Together they raised over £2,300 which is amazing and will make such a difference to the lives of the families we support.
    Look out for next year where we hope to make the ev ...

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    16 May 2023
    Spaces still available for our Skydive and Snowdon Trek
    We still have spaces available on our popular Skydive on Sunday 27th August and our Snowdon Trek on Saturday 15th July.

    Places are filling up fast so don't delay, this is your chance to have a wonderful experience while raising much-needed funds for Acacia

    If you would like more details about either o ...

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    24 Apr 2023
    Full steam ahead for The Royal Sutton Fun Run
    We are so pleased to be able to announce that we have 2 brilliant teams, alongside several invididuals taking part in the Royal Sutton Fun Run on 4th June 2023.

    Teams from On The Go Accountants and Tigermamayoga will be raising money for Acacia and we are so grateful!

    Good luck to everyone taking part ...

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    Acacia Teams up with Serco for the Wingwalk Challenge!
    We are thrilled to announce a team of 5 Serco employees will be raising money for Acacia by joining us for our Wingwalk Challenge on 6th June 2023!

    Having the support of this brilliant organisation will make a huge difference to the funds we raise to support future families that desperately need our ...

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    23 Apr 2023
    Davina was unstoppable!
    We were delighted for Davina who took on the mighty Virtual London Marathon to raise money for Acacia! Conquering 26.2 miles and raising an incredible £700 all in one day - well done Davina!

    If you are interested in taking part in this event next year email us at fundraising@acacia.org.uk ...

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    Our events 2023!
    We are delighted to launch our events calendar for 2023!

    If there is anything you would like to find out more about, to sign up or to ask any questions please do contct us at fundraising@acacia.org.uk we would love to hear from you!

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    07 Dec 2022
    Big Give really did give big!
    We were delighted with how well our first ever match fund campaign went. As part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge we raised over £10,000 for Acacia!

    Thank you to all those who took part, shared posts and helped to spread the word - we were delighted with the response and are looking forward ...

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    24 Oct 2022
    Our Virtual London Marathon Team
    We are so grateful for our wonderful team who took on the mighty Virtual London Marathon 2022.

    They conquered an incredible 26 miles to raise much needed funds for Acacia.

    If you are interested in taking part in 2023, the event will be taking place on Sunday 23rd April and we have places available to ...

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    18 Jul 2022
    Our brave skydivers!
    We had not one, but 2 Skydiving events this year!

    Our fantastic team of Justyna, Andy and Jacob took on the ultimate challenge of throwing themselves out of a plane (albeit with a parachute and experineced tandem skydiving firmly attached!) to rasie money for Acacia.

    "The most amazing experince ever" ...

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    03 Jul 2022
    Snowdon at Sunrise 2nd-3rd July 2022
    Our intrepid team fought the elements throughout the night to reach the summit of Snowdon at dawn. 

    Despite their hopes of seeing the sunrise being dashed by the fog and rain, they all did brilliantly well and raised a whopping £12,000 for Acacia!

    We are so grateful for the whole team for t ...

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    15 Jun 2022
    The Inaugural Acacia Wingwalk 2022!
    Our amazing wingwalkers, Dawn and Lisa, took to the skies and soared! 

    They were incredibly brave, with Dawn even going up a second time to do a loop-the-loop!

    Afterwards they spoke of it being "the most incredible experience, really enjoyable and would recommend to all".

    Tempted?

    Our next wingwalk ...

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    30 May 2022
    RideLondon 2022
    Our wonderful team took on the challenge of cycling 100 miles around London and Essex to raise money for Acacia.

    They all did a brilliant job, completed the ride and raised an amazing £4,500 for Acacia!


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    Mayor's Charity Ball
    We had a wonderful time celebrating Acacia's 15th Birthday at the Mayor of Sutton Coldfield's Charity dinner, which took place on Friday 29th March at the Ramada, in aid of raising money for Acacia.

    Lee Plummer and Rachel Gregory spoke about the journey of Acacia and how far we have come over the las ...

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    There's no stopping Nuala
    We all know how important exercise is for mental health, well this inspiring lady, Nuala Tumelty is a great example of how to keep exercising even in those early months after having a baby.

    Back in October, Nuala gave birth to a beautiful boy, seven months later, she ran the London Marathon for us! ...

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    Something unexpected but amazing happened
    Don't you just love it when something unexpectedly amazing happens?    On Sunday, 8000 people ran the Birmingham 10k and within the crowds of runners, 3 mums running for Acacia ( who had never met before) bumped into each other and ended up running together - what are the chances of that! ...

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    27 Sep 2018
    Boldmere Bullets 10/10 for Acacia Mums
    "Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved"

    Following on from last week's brilliant 5k and 10k run in the Park.  On Sunday we yet again saw the outstanding and inspiring efforts of the Boldmere Bullets Cycling Collective Boldmere Bullets Runni ...

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    26 Sep 2018
    Danceathon
    Thank you to everyone who came to support the Danceathon last weekend, which raised over £1300! What a huge success!!! πŸŽ‰
    Well done Selima Pumuram for organising a fantastic event and thank you to all the dance instructors who gave up their time to teach. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    If this has inspired you to ...

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    30 Jun 2018
    We Did It!
    The Snowdon Challenge

    HUGE AND EXCITING ACACIA ANNOUNCEMENT !
    Last year we supported nearly 600 families but to continue this work, WE NEED YOUR HELP !
    Today we are thrilled and excited to launch our BIGGEST EVER fundraising event: On SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018, we are going to CLIMB UP MT SNOWDON to ...

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    23 Jun 2018
    Boldmere Bullets chase the sun
    THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERY WONDERFUL BOLDMERE BULLET/SUPPORTER/SPONSOR THAT CHASED THE SUN FOR ACACIA Basically, at about 4:30am, an amazing group of 30 Boldmere Bullets got on their bikes in Minster-on-Sea on the East coast and to begin riding 205+ miles to Burnham on Sea on the West coast. The aim ...

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    Skydive for Acacia
    So this is a first ! Today the very amazing Liz Moss and her equally amazing friend Sarah jumped out of a plane for Acacia ! WOW !  and raised over £700 in the process...

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    20 Jun 2018
    Thanks SE Fitness!
     On Monday 2nd July, we teamed up with the lovely people at SE Fitness and held an Acacia Charity Buggy Walk starting at Wyndley Swimming Baths. We had a lovely stroll in the sunshine with tea and cake afterwards  and raised money for Acacia too!

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    14 Jun 2018
    Kev braves the shave!
    Dads affected by pre and postnatal depression need just as much help and support as mums and that's why we run our 'Acacia Dads' service. 

    Its Fathers Day on the 17th June, and in order to raise awareness of the issues faced by dads alongside some vital funds, 2 amazing Acacia dads are going to ...

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    04 Jun 2018
    Rob braves the shave
    In the run up to Father’s Day, 2 Acacia superstars, Rob and Kevin are ‘ braving the shave for Acacia’ to raise vital funds for our dads befriending service and awareness of the fact that dads struggle too. Well done Rob - we think you look great ! Look out for Kevin’s leg wax ...

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    03 Jun 2018
    Great Midlands Fun Run
    What a weekend!πŸ˜…

    It was the Great Midlands Fun Run and not only did the sun shine 🌞In Sutton Coldfield on Sunday but Acacia saw the most runners in their team ever! Acacia Family Support would like to say a BIG thank you to all the families and individual runners that ran for our charity, with tea ...

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    09 Mar 2018
    Walmley Infant School Non Uniform Day Fundraiser
    Massive thank you to Walmley Infant School and Lyndon Green Infant School in Sheldon for having non-uniform days for Acacia. So much thanks to Acacia volunteers and school parents Kennedy and Sobhia for organising the days ! Such a great opportunity to raise awareness of postnatal depression and the ...

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    08 Mar 2018
    We have the best volunteers ! Just look at that cake ! Photos from today's coffee morning at Walmley to help raise vital funds. Thank you so much to everyone that helped raise over £240 ! Wow ! Every penny will be used to help local families affected by pre and postnatal depression. ...

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    Pancake Day Fundraiser
    HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE PANCAKE DAY FUNDRAISER FOR ACACIA FAMILY SUPPORT RAISED £275
    THANK YOU TO ALL FRIENDS OF ACACIA WHO PURCHASED A PACK AND ALSO VOLUNTEERED TO ASSEMBLE.
    FLIPPING GOOD RESULT

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    Valentine's Day Hamper
    Happy Valentines Day ! Thank you so much to everyone who bought a ticket for our Valentines Hamper - we raised £345 - wow ! The winner was picked this morning at our Northfield Centre - play the film to find out if it was you ! ( Drum roll please)

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    08 Jan 2018
    Even in the darkest of places, a light will always shine...
    Today we celebrate one of our mums, Christina Peak who is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by running the London Marathon for Acacia. There are 2 sides to Christina's story: she faced her own battle with postnatal depression and she is also running in memory of her friend Yolanda who very sadly ...

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    01 Dec 2017
    #putthemulledwineon
    Thank you so much to Rachel Pumphrey for hosting a #putthemulledwineon last night raising over £100 for Acacia ! Such a lovely evening and a perfect start to Christmas festivities ! ...

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    Boldmere Bullets

    Great news for Acacia Family Support.

    The Boldmere Bullets the well known local riding collective have voted to support our charity over 2018. Thank you to the kind welcome last night at the Boldmere Harvester pub where the announcement was made. Emma Borg and Vicki Hook are thanking the audience an ...

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    27 Nov 2017
    The buskers are coming!
    There are so many ways to support our work: This Saturday 2nd Dec between 3-430 pm the musical band Prima Divas are busking for Acacia in Sainsbury's Mere Green. Why not pop along to show them your support and put a few coins in the donation bucket. Even the smallest donation makes a huge difference ...

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    13 Oct 2017
    Fashion Show fundraiser
    WOW just WOW ! Thank you so much to everyone that attended our fundraising fashion show. It was a great night and we raised just over £1000 ! AMAZING ! Lets keep the momentum going, we're looking for a special person to host our next #putthekettleon coffee morning - any takers ? Our team is he ...

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    17 Sep 2017
    Family Fun Day September Sat 16th September 2017
    Our amazing volunteer Kennedy is organising a FAMILY FUN(DRAISING) DAY for us on Saturday 16th September 11-2pm in Northfield. We'd love to see you there ! Thank you Kennedy !

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    15 Aug 2017
    TFS Coffee Morning
    Thankyou to Thomson Financial Solutions (TFS) who held a coffee morning on Saturday 5th of August.   The fundraiser was a great success desspite the torrential downpours.  Fortunately this didn’t put people off coming out to support a good cause. They raised £100. ...

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    Time for some love
    Time to give some love ! Since 1st April 2017 we have received £6000 in donations from supporters of Acacia who have ran, swum, baked, crafted, biked, walked, hosted coffee mornings and organised raffles for us. Thank you ! It costs over £350,000 each year to run our services and we rely ...

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    31 Jul 2017
    Concert donations are music to our ears!
    There are so many different ways to raise funds for Acacia. Today we say a huge thank you to Katherine Riley and Nigel Gwynn who are music teachers and had a donation box at a recent concert showcasing their students work ! £50 raised - brilliant !

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    Vicki completes her first ever triathlon for Acacia
    On the 14th of May I completed my first ever triathlon, the Stratford Sprint Triathlon. This was a big deal for me. I’d done little bits of jogging before, but nothing as daft as this. The training was hard work and I wasn't sure whether i was going to make it all the way around.

    Many of y ...

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    06 May 2017
    Walking Out of Darkness event in Birmingham
    If jogging is all a bit too much, how about a gentle walk to raise awareness and sponsorship funds?
    ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ events will take place in Birmingham and London on Saturday 6th & 13th May 2017, bookending ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. An opportunity for ever ...

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    04 Jun 2017
    Anthony Halliburton is running the great midlands fun run for Acacia
    I will be running the Great Midlands Fun Run on the 4th June for Acacia Family Support because they are a fantastic charity.

    For those who are unfamiliar with the charity, Acacia Family Support offers a range of support services to families across Birmingham affected by perinatal mental health ...

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    14 May 2017
    Vicki's Triathlon for Acacia - Justgiving Fundraiser
    I’m doing a triathlon. This is a big deal for me. I’ve done little bits of jogging before, but nothing as daft as this. The training has been hard work and I think I’ll be able to make it round…your support would help though!
    Many of you will know that I work for a charity & ...

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    Joanne is raising money for Acacia
    Joanne Beardmore is taking part in the Great Midlands Fun Run to raise money for Acacia

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    Esther Musafiri Fun Run Fundraiser
    I'm taking part in the Great Midlands Fun run this year (2017)  for Acacia Family Support. because of the support they offer to Mums & Dads'

    Please click the link below to donate

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    25 Mar 2017
    Β£300 raised at Acacia's first coffee morning fundraiser

    Something new has started at Acacia!

    On Saturday 25th of March we held a coffee morning fundraiser. and raised an amazing £300.  This is part of a new coffee morning inititive to help ACACIA raise much needed funds and bring about awareness of maternal mental healt ...

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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 ...

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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 plac ...

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    28 Oct 2016
    WELL DONE RACHEL

    A big thank you to this lovely lady Rachel Mattin who ran the Birmingham Half Marathon for Acacia on Sunday 16th October.
    What a fantastic achievment with a completed time of 02:08:34!
    Plus raising £500 for our charity!  Thank you Rachel.
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    Great Midlands Fun Run runners raise Β£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 wer ...

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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   ...

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