Over the years Hearts of Oak have been very active in fundraising for many different charities. They are always open to opportunities to support good causes, some of which are detailed on this page.
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The Acorn Children's Hospice

On 26th June at Fairfield Village Hall, Stourbridge Road,Bromsgrove a concert was held for The Acorn Children's Hospice. Acorns Childrens Hospice Trust cares for life-limited children and their families from across the West Midlands region. Since 1988 1100 families have been helped by Acorns but there are many more who need the care Acorns offers. They are now fundraising to build and equip Acorns' third hospice which will care for young people from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The Primrose Hospice.

The Primrose Hospice and Cancer Help Centre is an independent charity that works alongside health care agencies offering advisory and support services to cancer patients in the midlands, their families and friends. It organises events and services to improve the lives of cancer sufferers such as Day Care, Home helps, Fun Days, Diversional Therapy, Entertainment and help with transport for hospital visits et.c. A new extension to the Hospice Building is planned for Spring 2004.


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a registered charity which exists to save lives at sea. It provides, on call, the 24-hour service necessary to cover search and rescue requirements to 50 miles out from the coast of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. There are 224 lifeboat stations (this includes a new station at Crosshaven in the republic of Ireland, which is under evaluation).
The RNLI depends entirely on voluntary contributions and legacies for its income.


Irene Brook of Ilfracombe took part in a sponsored walk to raise much needed funds for the charity SCOPE which provides support to those who have Cerebral Palsy. This wasn't just any old sponsored walk! No, this was 100km in the mountainous landscape of South America. on an eleven-day journey to discover Scope's secret Inca highway in the beautiful Peruvian Andes. The five-day hike began in the heart of the Urubamba Valley and will took her past snowcapped peaks and glacial lagoons. She finished at the lost city of Machu Picchu, the spectacular orchid-draped ruin which had lain abandoned to the forest for 500 years until re-discovered again at the beginning of the 20th century.

Irene needed to raise at least 2500 in Sponsorship money. We aimed to help her on her way and the evening raised 300 to do just that!

Children's Hospice South West provides the only hospice care in the South West of England available to children who suffer from conditions which mean that they will die in childhood. This may include children with life threatening conditions such as Cancer or children with life-shortening conditions, such as progressive neuro-degenerative or metabolic disorders.

Children's hospice care offers a listening ear, a helping hand and more. It offers friendship and a sense of community, respite and relaxation, a sharing in the 24-hour care of the very sick child, expert palliative and terminal care and then support for the whole family into bereavement, for as long as it is wanted.

Children's Hospice South West

A special Children's Hospice Concert featuring Hearts of Oak, the Yetties and BBC Radio Devon's Tony Beard, withTony and Anne's sponsored walk on the Two Moors Way raised 2000

The doors of Little Bridge House, as the children's hospice for the South West is known, opened to the first families in September 1995. They must now generate funds which will ensure the financial security of the service in the years to come. They are almost totally dependent upon the generosity of the public.

The Kathleen and May Preservation Trust

Hearts of Oak has a history of involvement in raising funds for the preservation of this fine topsail schooner, currently moored at Bideford. A compilation CD, for which all proceeds go to the trust, is available with recordings of many songs from cassettes and CD's spanning the history of the group.

BBC Radio Devon's Chestnut appeal.

A worthy appeal to raise money for the fight against prostrate cancer in the South West.
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