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A love story of convents, spitfires and generosity - meet our wonderful donors Mary McGowan and her late husband Roy

A love story of convents, spitfires and generosity - meet our wonderful donors Mary McGowan and her late husband Roy

Read about our fascinating Acorn donors, 92-year-old Brunei born Mary McGowan, who spent the war years at the Chijmes convent in Singapore, and her English husband, Roy, who was an RAF squadron leader…

2018 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Congratulations to this year's winner Pip Adam, author of The New Animals

2018 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Congratulations to this year's winner Pip Adam, author of The New Animals

The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, valued at $52,000, is given away at the Ockham NZ Book Awards each year.  

Donor families recently added to the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove on a beautiful winter's day in May 2018

Donor families recently added to the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove on a beautiful winter's day in May 2018

On a beautiful day in May 2018, 10 more Oak trees were planted in memory of our wonderful donors.

The Acorn Foundation Turns 15: A fantastic celebration attended by donors, recipients and community supporters

The Acorn Foundation Turns 15: A fantastic celebration attended by donors, recipients and community supporters

In May 2018 the Acorn Foundation celebrated 15 years of supporting the Western BOP with a dinner for 200 at Trinity Wharf.

Celebrating the First 15 Years: What we've achieved and how our donors have supported our community

Celebrating the First 15 Years: What we've achieved and how our donors have supported our community

15 years saw Acorn reach a fund size of $21M, supported by 300 wonderful donors.

Vital Signs 2018 Launched!  A must read report for anyone with an interest in the strengths and concerns of our…

Vital Signs 2018 Launched! A must read report for anyone with an interest in the strengths and concerns of our…

The much awaited 2018 Vital Signs Report is now out and highlights areas of concern in our community.

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