Acorn Committee

The Acorn Committee (Reg Charity No: 1149223) Raises Funds for People with Dementia and their Carers in the Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby Area and for Research into Scleroderma Disease at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



current committee million pound ball





Since 1999 Acorn has raised £1,150,000.  The charity has donated funding for equipment, facilities and a research fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Rheumatology Department under Professor Emery.  We have provided start up funding for a service for early onset (working age) dementia in Harrogate, raised funds for a befriending scheme supporting people with dementia,  funded lunch clubs, social activities, singing for fun, outings and holidays for people with dementia and their carers and much, much more...



Thank you all for helping to make this a fantastic fundraising year for Acorn. For details of what's gone on and how the money has been raised, do read our latest Acorn Update or go to our  press releases page.


Acorn 100k Sponsored Bike Ride - Saturday 7th May 2016 


On line entries will open early January for the 2016 Bike Ride.


Acorn Altura Cycle Top 


 The sale of the Acorn Cycle Top continues - we will be selling them for £25 and it is a great present for Christmas or up and coming birthdays for your cycling friends. 100% of sale proceeds goes direct to Acorn.  If you wish to take advantage of this offer please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . or go straight to our website and make your purchase on line -  to buy an individual Altura Cycle top click here. 

Do you shop Online?


Did you know that when you buy something online you could be raising money for Acorn?  Over 3,000 retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodaphone, Virgin Atlantic, Lakeland and many more will donate a percentage of what you spend to Acorn when you shop with them via fundraising website (and select Acorn).