If you shop at the Tesco store in Ware over the next couple of months please vote for us in the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme. The more votes we receive the better our chances for a bigger donation towards our mentoring service.
Staff and customers at the Stevenage Sainsbury’s store in Magpie Crescent have chosen to support unpaid carers and countywide charity Carers in Hertfordshire as their Local Charity of the Year and we held a succesful launch for the partnership - raising £550 and supported by the Mayor of Stevenage.
Carers in Scotland that receive Carer’s Allowance are to get a boost as the benefit is being increased in line with Jobseeker’s Allowance – equivalent to an extra £8.50 a week. Now, Carers UK is calling for the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance in the rest of the UK to match changes in Scotland.
From coffee mornings or afternoon tea and sponsored walks to live music events and more, taking part in a fundraising activity or organising one is a great way to support Carers in Hertfordshire. Throughout the year we are pleased to get involved with fundraising events organised by individuals, businesses, schools and groups held to support us. We also plan our own activities or have fundraising and information stands at various community events or activities that you can join in too. Below is a list of upcoming events. To learn more about any event please get in touch with the contact, details provided and if you want to find out about volunteering at any of them please call 01992 58 69 69 or email
Saturday 13th October 2018: Stevenage Mayor's Charities Quiz Night
At the Scout Headquarters in Magpie Crescent, Poplars, Stevenage, SG2 9RZ. Get together with friends or family and put your knowledge to the test whilst helping raise funds for us as part of Cllr Margaret Notley, the Stevenage Mayor’s Charity of the Year support. (sold out)
From 5.30pm - 9pm at Little Heath Primary School, School Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 1JW.
The Rotary Club of Brookmans Park has orgainsed this event and we are one of the charities the 2018 - 2019 Club President Diane Thompson has chosen to support. Gates open at 5.30pm with the bonfire lighting at 6.30pm and the fireworks at 7pm. Online tickets are £7 per adult, £4 a child (4-15) and £20 for a family (four maximum) available via the link - Fireworks Tickets. You can get tickets on the gate at £9 per adult and £5 a child. There will be food and drinks on sale.
From 1pm - 4pm at Hampson Park Community Centre, Webb Rise, Stevenage, SG1 5QU.
Friends Charmaine and Chrissy have organised this festive shopping and fun event. You can buy handmade gifts, candles and glasses, wooden craft, cakes and cookies, Christmas decoration and more. Plus there will be a soft play bus and teddy tombola.
From 7pm to 10.30pm at Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ.
The Soroptimist International Hertford and District group have organised this quiz night. Teams of up to eight welcome, although pairs and small groups may be put together with other small groups. Tickets are £12.50 and include a Ploughman's supper. There is a bar at the venue, but bring your own snacks. For tickets please contact the Carers in Hertfordshire office on 01992 58 69 69.
From 5.30pm - 7.30pm at Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park.
The Rotary Club of Brookmans Park, which is supporting us this year, has organised this tree lighting event. There will be hot drinks and mince pies, Christmas music and a raffle. Santa will also arrive in his sleigh to greet the children.
From 2.30pm - 4pm at Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Stevenage Old Town, SG1 3JD.
The Mayor of Stevenage Cllr Margaret Notley, who is supporting us as one of the charities she is supporting whilst Mayor, is hosting this event. No tickets are needed for this event.
From 3pm - 5pm at Symonds Green Community Centre, Filey Close, Stevenage, SG1 2JW.
The Mayor of Stevenage is holding this Civic Service celebration. Everyone is welcome, no tickets are needed.
From 10am - 12pm noon at the Cafe at Hertford Methodist Church, Ware Road, Hertford, SG13 7DZ.
Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, cake and conversation at this event organised by Inner Wheel Hertford, which is supporting us as one of their charities of the year.
We’re delighted to have been chosen as the Local Charity of the Year for three Sainsbury’s stores – Letchworth (Third Avenue), Stevenage (Magpie Crescent) and Marshalwick Lane in St Albans.
Thousands of people flocked to Hertford Castle to enjoy the free charity music festival, Rock at the Castle, and donated a massive £5,590 to support our work with young carers.
Carers can give their views about the future of adult social care- how best to support people’s wellbeing and care needs and how to pay for it – as part of a consultation by the Local Government Association (LGA).