Support group bounces back with party

THE Acorns – Families in Need support group is back promoting events and new projects in the Ripon area.

The group had been on hiatus since its parent organisation, the Family Support Project run by Ripon Council for Voluntary Services (CVS), closed in the summer after a loss of funding.

But now volunteers from Acorns have re-grouped and will be holding their first event – a Christmas party including food, games and Santa Claus – at the Arches at Holy Trinity Church in Ripon tomorrow, Saturday, December 10, from 2 - 5pm.

Parents attending are asked to bring a small present to the value of £5 which Santa can give to their children.

Other initiatives the Acorns group has planned include the launch of a Saturday morning club in the new year and a parents/carers’ support group.