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Our Commitment To The Community

Based in West Yorkshire, Acorn has always tried to make a difference in its local community and beyond.

During the last few years:

  • Donating more than 20 free stairlifts to patients of local hospices.
  • Supporting all three children's hospices in Yorkshire.
  • Raising more than 50,000 for the local Manorlands hospice.
  • Helping amateur dramatic societies nationwide by providing a stairlift for productions of Acorn Antiques the Musical.
  • Providing a stairlift for a Comic Relief music video.

Acorn has installed free stairlifts for 20 patients at their local Manorlands Hospice near Keighley run by Sue Ryder, in order that they may continue to live in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible.

The level of support and dedication shown to Manorlands by Acorn’s staff over the past few years has been exceptional.

In recognition of its community work, Acorn has been awarded honorary membership of the Manorlands Business Club.


Awarded membership to the Sue Ryder new business club

Pat Woodhurst has an incurable brain tumour. Diagnosed 20 years ago, an operation in 2003 confirmed the devastating news that her cancer was malignant.

In an otherwise very difficult situation, we have been given a lifeline by Acorn Stairlifts,

Acorn works closely with Sue Ryders Manorlands hospice in Keighley and when they heard about Pats difficulties from Joanna Longden, Community Services Manager for the hospice, they offered to loan the family a stairlift.


Stairlift loan buys Pat extra time at home

Acorn launched an initiative in November 2013 to support all three children's hospices in Yorkshire by donating refurbished stairlifts to families in need.

Since then, Acorn has installed free stairlifts to two youngsters who desperately needed one to be able to go up and downstairs as a result of their illnesses.

Teenager Joshua Fox was a virtual prisoner in his bedroom due to Crohn’s disease. Now thanks to Acorn Stairlifts he has a new lease of life.

“We can’t imagine life without the stairlift.”


Teenage boy is no longer confined to his bedroom thanks to life-changing stairlift

Acorn’s stairlift has been completely life-changing for teenager Joshua Orme from Leicester who suffers from cerebral palsy.

“I want you and all at Acorn to know what a wonderful compassionate company you are and I hope you are all very proud of yourselves.”


Stairlift secures sleepovers for child with cerebral palsy

Acorn has also loaned two free stairlifts for patients at the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford.

“It is marvellous that Acorn can install their stairlifts so quickly which is particularly important when terminally ill people are wanting to return home.”


Free stairlifts for patients at the Bradford Marie Curie hospice

Staff have raised nearly £50,000 for the local Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice, with over 60 staff entering the Keighley Big K 10K sponsored walk/run each year.


Almost 50,000 raised for the local Manorlands hospice

Two members of staff embarked on a Himalayan Trek, raising nearly £6,000 for the Manorlands hospice.


Manorlands Himalayan Trek raises nearly 6000

Acorn has lent a stairlift to 30 amateur productions of Acorn Antiques the Musical written by Victoria Wood.

Ms Wood has changed the words of one of the songs to include the Acorn Stairlifts brand.


Acorn Stairlifts give amateur shows a lift