Acorns 'n' Oaks Playgroups

by Beckie Smith in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th August 2018 we successfully raised £0 with 102 supporters in 35 days

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

by Beckie Smith in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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

If you would like to know more about our project, please visit our website:

or email:


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Personal email and shout out

If you pledge £20, you will receive a an email from our founder Gilly Wilson, who will personally thank you for your donation and we will give you a shout out on social media.

£5 or more

You have made a smile

We know that for some people £5 is a little, to some it is a lot. No matter who you are, we are really grateful for your donation, and you have helped make even more people smile.

£10 or more

Massive high five!

If you pledge £10, every volunteer in our virtual office will give you a massive virtual High Five. We thank you so much for your donation, and you will have helped make people smile, experience happiness and love.

£50 or more

Thank you post card

If you pledge £50, we will send you a thank you postcard through the post, which you can display at home to make you smile every time you see it.

£100 or more

Share in our stories

If you pledge £100 we will send you quarterly e-newsletters that will share some of the special stories from our group members - the people that are directly enriched because of your donation

£250 or more

Come and see for yourself

If you donate £250 or more, you will get all of the above, plus we will make arrangements for you to come as a guest to one of our groups, so that you can see for yourself the happiness that you have provided, and you will be listed on our website as an official Acorns 'n' Oaks Root Founder.

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