Acorns 'n' Oaks Playgroups

Project by Beckie Smith

We create happiness, joy and wellbeing by bringing children and older people together through intergenerational social groups.

We did it!

On 17th Aug 2018 we successfully raised £2,990 with 102 supporters in 35 days

About our project

Acorns ‘n’ Oaks gives people in families just like yours, the chance to create happiness, joy and wellbeing in other people’s lives.

Pre-school children and toddlers (just like your children, grandchildren, or the other children in your family) along with their parents, meet in care homes for pop up play sessions that take place with the residents – who are just like your parents, grandparents or great grandparents.


Why are we crowd funding?

We are crowd funding to give you the chance to make a big change in people’s lives. If you support our project……

  • You are helping these pop up play sessions continue to take place free of charge in as many care homes as possible.
  • You are helping people to experience joy happiness and wellbeing, who would otherwise feel disconnected
  • You are bringing people together to form a community and remove social barriers
  • You are providing an opportunity for people to reminisce about their younger years
  • You are providing company for those who have very little
  • You are making people smile and increasing their happiness levels.  

What will your money go towards?

Your donation will help fund these sessions, and enable them to continue free of change to all involved. You will be funding a group that starts with song, where children and care home residents play together. You will be funding a care free time where those who want to play can play, those who want to talk, talk and those who want to sit and watch do just that. You will be funding a sociable time where everyone enjoys a snack together, where stories are told and memories are shared.

You will be responsible for making care home residents say things like this: “The children make my heart feel happy”

Our project is your project


Acorns ‘n’ Oaks is your project – we are currently run entirely by volunteers. It is your opportunity to make a difference, your chance to give 162 children the chance to build relationships with 127 elderly members of the community, and your opportunity to offer some of the most some of the isolated people the chance to be part of a community.

Now is the time
You have just one week left to make this happen – please take support now and be responsible for making a difference.

Thank you


We thank you wholeheartedly for looking at our page, and we do hope it has compelled you to pledge a donation to our cause. We believe it is really important to bring people of different age groups together, to help them smile, experience happiness and love. 

Gilly Wilson, Founder

Please get in touch

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