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Accuro’s Annual General Meeting

You are invited to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th November at our offices in Bishop’s Stortford.

 

If you would like to attend, please could you let us know on 01279 870297 or email, enquiries@accuro.org.uk due to catering arrangements.

 

We hope


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GamesAid Success

This year, once again, we were lucky enough to be nominated for GamesAid. Over August and September, gaming industry employee’s across the UK were able to vote for their favourite charity.
Twenty charities were nominated, with nine charities being successful.
On Thursday 20th September, our CEO, Robert and Operations Manager, Alison attended the GamesAid annual


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Accuro Firewalk

We’re holding a Firewalk fundraiser on Thursday 8th November at Thremhall Park.
Entry is £50 with a minimum fundraising target of £100.
Registration will be begin at 5pm, with an exciting firewalk workshop at 5.15pm, followed by the firewalk between 7.30pm – 8.00pm.
The Coffee Shop will be open available for refreshments.
To sign up,


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Robert Purcell – Accuro’s CEO

We’re delighted to announce that Robert Purcell joined us this week as CEO. He brings a wealth of experience within the charity sector.

 

A few words from Robert…

 

‘I’m very excited to join Accuro and to work alongside such passionate, staff, volunteers and trustees.


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Saturday Play Club visit St Mark’s

Children and young people from Accuro Saturday Play Club had a fabulous day at St. Mark’s College, Audley End this week.  They enjoyed taking part in arts and crafts, archery, an obstacle course, zip wire, relay races, a treasure hunt and playing on the bouncy castle.  Thank you to all the staff at St. Mark’s


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Official Opening of Accuro’s new head office

Last Monday, we celebrated the official opening of our new head office in Start Hill!
Thank you to Matt, Christian and Lauren from GamesAid for cutting the ribbon & to everyone else who attended.
We’re looking forward to starting a new chapter in our fantastic new premises.

Thank you to Book a Buffet, COOK


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Thank you and farewell

Lorraine Baker, who has been our CEO for the last year, is leaving us today to pursue her career in pastures new. Over the last 12 months she has made an enormous contribution to Accuro bringing with her an immense amount of expertise from which we have benefited greatly. We wish Lorraine every success in


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Quiz night at The Yew Tree

Thank you to everyone who attended our quiz night at The Yew Tree in Manuden.
You all raised £200 for Accuro (Care Services).
The money will go towards the running of our services across Uttlesford, Harlow and Epping.

 


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Saturday Play Club news

Children and young people at Accuro Saturday Play Club this week, enjoyed working with clay, making fruit kebabs and a game of ‘Simon Says!’


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Saturday Play Club news

So lovely to be back at Accuro Saturday Play Club this week! The children and young people enjoyed fun and games in the sports hall and chatted about what they got up to in the Easter holidays.


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We are hiring


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Holiday Project visit Lambourne End

Over the Easter break, the Holiday Project have been busy enjoying day trips.
Last week they visited Lambourne End and got to take part in assault course activities and meet some furry friends!


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Saturday Play Club Easter Celebrations

Easter celebrations was the theme this week at Accuro Saturday Play Club.

 

Creating ‘bunny butt’ biscuits, making Easter cards, a magic show (with white rabbits), an egg and spoon race and of course our Easter Egg hunt in the grounds of Dame Bradbury’s School.

 

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Accuro HQ is relocating!

Important Announcement!
Our head offices are relocating.
From midday today, we will have a limited internet services, however we will do our best to response to any email queries.

Our phone lines will be unavailable from 4pm today until Monday 26th March.
Please note that our out of hours phone is available in case


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Saturday Play Club

At Saturday Play Club this week, we have been getting ready for our Easter activities next Saturday (our last Saturday of the spring term). Look a the lovely Easter baskets we have made for our Easter Egg hunt!  During club, some of the children went to see the new Peter Rabbit film and had an


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Accuro CEO, Lorraine to take on the Harlow Water Tower Abseil

Our CEO, Lorraine Baker and a group of her family and friends are taking on the Harlow Water Tower abseil in May 2018!
We also have a group of three from Exertis UK Ltd, a staff member from Starbucks in Harlow and a member of Accuro’s staff, daughter.
The group of 11 will be taking


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Nuffield Health Charity Event Success

Nuffield Health in Bishop’s Stortford and Accuro (Care Services) hosted a successful charity event on 11th February to celebrate Autism Sunday. The day raised a fantastic £235.42. The fitness and wellbeing centre offered a free day’s membership, taster classes, free swimming for all the family and mini health M.O.T’s.
Instructor, Georgi Conrad hosted a


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Saturday Play Club life skills

Accuro Saturday Play Club: In our role-play café at club this week, the children and young people had the opportunity to communicate with others, handle money and practise life skills.   They made chocolate heart lollies, tasted a variety of fruits and then made smoothies from the selection.


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Saturday Play Club visit CanalAbility in Harlow

Some of the children and young people from Accuro Saturday Play Club, had the opportunity to experience a day out on a canal boat this week with CanalAbility at Burnt Mill, Harlow.  With the support of the volunteers, they helped steer the boat and open and close many of the locks.  Back in the warmth


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Pizza making at Saturday Play Club

This week at Accuro Saturday Play Club some of the children and young people had the opportunity to make pizzas at Ask Saffron Walden.  They enjoyed choosing their toppings then eating their creations!
Thank you so much to the manager and staff at ‘Ask’ for allowing us to visit their restaurant.
 


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Accuro Trustee, Gareth Phillips is running the London Marathon

Our trustee, Gareth Phillips is running the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April 2018!
Gareth has kindly chosen to support Accuro for his run.
To find out more about his story and support him, visit his Just Giving page here.

 


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Accuro team up with Bishop’s Stortford Nuffield Health

Accuro are teaming up with Nuffield Health Bishop’s Stortford Fitness & Wellbeing Gym to hold a charity day on Autism Sunday, 11th February.
Nuffield Health will be offering taster classes, mini health MOT’s and free swimming for the day (there is no charge, however we suggest a small donation to Accuro).
All visitors on the


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Beauty Charity Day!

The Retreat – Beauty and Holistic Centre in Dunmow are holding a Charity Day to raise money for Accuro (Care Services).
On Saturday 10th February, they are offering a selection of treatments for just £10 and £20!
Check out the poster to see what treatments they have on offer. All appointments must be pre-booked so


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Thank you to Groundwork

A huge thank you to Ground Work’s One Stop Carrier for Causes for their £2,000 grant towards interactive equipment for our Under 19 Youth Groups.
    


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Thank you to The Percy Bilton Charity

A huge thank you to The Percy Bilton Charity for granting Accuro £3014. The money has been used to purchase an Interactive Touch Table for use across all services.


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Saturday Play Club

Accuro Saturday Play Club: This week was our first Saturday back after the Christmas holidays. We enjoyed racing round on the bikes and scooters, then challenged ourselves to build the tallest marble run!
 


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Ashdon and Saffron Walden Young Farmers are collecting Christmas Trees with funds going to Accuro.

Ashdon and Saffron Walden Young Farmers Club have chosen Accuro as their Charity of the Year!
On the 6th January 2018, they’re doing a Christmas tree collection from Saffron Walden and the surrounding area.

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If you’ve got a real tree and don’t want the hassle of getting rid of it – book in


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Thank you to Sarah Christou for raising money for Accuro

All of us here at Accuro would like to say a huge, huge thank you to Sarah Christou for raising a fantastic £3,000 for Accuro at her Bingo Night Fundraiser on Friday 24th November!


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Saturday Play Club get Festive

This week at club, the children and young people made beautiful sensory wreaths, using beads and bells, with the lovely Annabel from Inspiration Station.
The wreaths looked beautiful and everyone got to take one home for their Christmas Tree.


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U19 members get creative!

This week our U19 group had a visit from Anne and Catherine at High Stile Projects. Our members enjoyed making mosaic stars for an outdoor oven, situated in the Vicarage Gardens,St Mary’s Church.
They also drew super hero pictures which will hopefully be displayed in the local library.
Everyone got involved and had a fantastic


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Loughton Youth Group enjoy Lazer Quest and Bowling

Last night members from the Loughton youth group went out to city Pavilion in Romford to play a game of laser quest and bowling!

 


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Firework’s Theme at Saturday Play Club

Firework’s Night was the theme at Accuro Saturday Play Club this week. Hot dogs, hot chocolate (with squirty cream and marshmallows!), firework art and face-paints were enjoyed by all!
 


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Accuro Team Day

Today Accuro held a Team Day where we worked together to discuss the future of Accuro, how to enhance our services and working together as a team by practising mindfulness and energiser workshops!


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Lantern Making at Adult Friendship Scheme

Adult Friendship Scheme recently went and made some wonderful lanterns which will be displayed at Harlow’s bonfire night on Sunday 5th November!

 


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Saturday Play Club

This week at Saturday Play Club, the children and young people enjoyed an activity day at St. Mark’s College, Audley End.  Activities included: archery, the assault course, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, face painting and a treasure hunt.  
https://www.facebook.com/StMarksAudleyEnd/
 


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Thank you to Saffron Walden Ladies Circle

On Saturday 21st October, the ladies from Saffron Walden Ladies Circle visited Saturday Play Club. They recently raised money at a raffle and kindly chose Accuro as the local charity to give the £150 donation to. 
Thank you to Saffron Walden Ladies Circle from everyone here at Accuro.

 


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Thank you Great Dunmow Round Table

A big, big thank you to Great Dunmow Round Table who donated a very generous £1,500 towards the U19 residential trip for next year.
Last night, they visited the U19 Club in Great Dunmow to present our members, volunteers and staff with this fantastic huge cheque!
Find out more about Great Dunmow Round Table here – www.greatdunmowroundtable.co.uk

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Thank you Chesterfords Pre-School

Accuro would like to say a huge thank you to the Chesterfords Pre-School who donated £60 to Accuro Saturday Play Club!  We really appreciate your generosity!
 
https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfordsPreschool/?hc_ref=ARQxYhBdi7Dj_zfQZRFopePkqKlWR0W-Q2mT9QBG_aviJIrdvxY9wMvU9SY5NBVJQdg


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Saturday Play Club

On Saturday, children, young people and staff from Accuro Saturday Play Club, spent the day swimming at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre. They had a great time in the pool playing, diving in and taking part in races!  


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Thank you to Saffron Walden Tesco

On Saturday, Susie Diggons – Tesco’s Community Champion for Saffron Walden – presented Saturday Play Club with a fantastic cheque for £3000 !!  Saturday Club worked with Susie to raise the money between March and September this year by holding bacon roll stalls, tombolas and collections.
A huge thank you from everyone at Accuro!
 


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Thank you to Uttlesford District Council

A huge thank you to Uttlesford District Council for their kind donation of £2050.
The money will go towards the U19 residential 2018.

 


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Adult Friendship Scheme

Some photos of our Adult Friendship members enjoying Woodfest in Hatfield Forest.


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Saturday Play Club visit CanalAbility

This week at Saturday Play Club, some of the children took part in a boat trip with CanalAbility at Burnt Mill, Harlow.  They experienced steering the boat, opening and closing locks with the expert volunteers and enjoyed the views along the river.  A fabulous day!
Find out more about CanalAbility here – https://www.facebook.com/CanalAbility/

 


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Jumble Sale Success

Accuro Posh Jumble Sale raises an amazing £679.76 for Play Club
 On Saturday the 30th of September 2017, the doors opened to at 10am to a crowd of eager bargain hunters, hoping to find a treat or two.  Children, young people, adults and families all enjoyed a rummage at the Accuro Posh Jumble Sale.  In


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Annual General Meeting

We’re holding our Annual General Meeting this year on Tuesday 17th October at Manuden Community Centre from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
Families are welcome and there will be a space for children where they can watch ‘Boss Baby’ while parents are attending the meeting.
Refreshments will be available – including some yummy cake!

 


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SPC Pennies

At Saturday Play Club, we also took delivery of our latest purchase using the ‘Pennies for Play Club’ money collected by the children and their families.
‘Pennies for Play Club’ containers are handed out with a label on (kindly designed and printed by parent Sarah Christou) which we take home, fill up with any ‘pennies’


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Saturday Play Club

Last weekend at Saturday Play Club, the lovely Annabel from Inspiration Station came into club to make silk clay poppy badges with the children and young people.
They looked fabulous!
Check out Inspiration Station’s Facebok page – https://www.facebook.com/inspirationstationcreativelearning/
 
  


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GamesAid 2017

We are so excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a huge £69,000 from GamesAid for GamesAid 2017.
We’re so grateful to have not only been nominated once again this year, but to have also been awarded with this absolutely fantastic funding!
Thank you to all the GamesAid members who voted and to GamesAid for your continued support. The


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Dunmow Carnival

This weekend, the Under 19s Youth Club went to Great Dunmow Carnival.
We all had a fantastic day and carried on tradition and won first prize for Best Float in Category 2! It was lovely to see lots of supporters of Accuro.
A special thanks to our friends from Rainbow Rural centre Gt Dunmow CIC for joining


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Saturday Play Club

At Saturday Play Club this weekend, our theme was ‘Comedy’. We enjoyed games on the Nintendo Wii, created funny faces with different fruits and took part in a comedy talent show!


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Cool Connections Residential Trip

Cool Connections recently went on a residential trip to Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton – on – Sea. Everyone had a fantastic time!


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