By selecting Carers in Hertfordshire as your Charity of the Year or Charity Partner you can motivate and inspire your members, employees, customers and suppliers to raise money and awareness for us. They can play a part in helping us make a positive difference to the lives of unpaid carers.
We will develop an exciting and mutually beneficial partnership by supporting your events and helping you to engage the enthusiasm of your members, employees or customers.
By nominating us as your Charity Partner, you can:
• Boost morale of people in your organisation by working together to achieve something special – everyone can get involved;
• Enhance your organisation’s ethos and values in a proactive and fun way
• Create positive PR to help build your brand or profile across your organisation and in the local community;
• Display Carers in Hertfordshire logo on your website as well as having visibility on our website to demonstrate your commitment to the community and engage your clients or members.
• Fulfil your Corporate Responsibility (CSR) requirement with minimum impact on your company's time and resources.
Our current Charity of the Year partners are:
The Broxbourne Seniors, a golf section that play at Cheshunt Park Golf Centre, are supporting us after the Seniors Captain David Wigmore chose us as their Charity of the Year. This is the third year the Section has partnered with us as we were grateful to Phil Popham the 2017 Captain and Danny Deveney the 2016 Captain for nominating to help us after they learnt about our work identifying and supporting unpaid carers.
David held a successful Captain’s Day on July 17th 2018 at Cheshunt Park Golf Centre, Cheshunt. Already, this year the Broxbourne Seniors have donated around £500, raised from collections.
David said: “I’m looking forward to a great year as Captain and if carers or others want to join our section, they can, as new members are always very welcome. Golf can be a good release for someone in a caring role as there is tremendous camaraderie and we support each other. Plus it is great exercise!”
You can get in touch with Cheshunt Park Golf Centre by calling 01992 624009.
Stevenage Borough Council - We are delighted that the Mayor of Stevenage for 2018/19, Cllr Margaret Notley, has chosen Carers in Hertfordshire as one of the charities she is supporting whilst Mayor.
Cllr Notley took up the role in May 2018 and serves until May 2019 and has already supported us at Stevenage Day and a Charities Garden Party that was held on September 2nd and well attended by around 140 people. Other events planned include a quiz night; Christmas Carol Concert and lots more in the New Year.
Cllr Notley, who has been a councillor for 18 years and before that served from 1992 -1996 said: “I am delighted to serve as Mayor and will use the opportunity to support the many local groups that work to make Stevenage an even better place and such a strong community.
“I chose to support Carers in Hertfordshire after hearing from a fellow councillor about the valuable work the charity does to identify and help unpaid family and friend carers. Often people caring for someone that is ill, disabled or elderly do not regard themselves as carers, as they are looking after a loved one or friend. I hope my support will help raise awareness so people know about Carers in Hertfordshire and the assistance it can provide. I also hope people identify themselves as carers and access the free help available if they want to.”
Three Sainsbury's stores
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.
Staff and customers chose Carers in Hertfordshire to be the stores Local Charity of the Year through a vote in store and online in June 2018.
The partnerships will last a year and staff will help raise funds and awareness for our work identifying unpaid family and friend carers and providing free advice and support for them.
Linda Cudmore, our Community Fundraising Lead, said: “Thank you to all the staff and customers at the three Sainsbury’s stores for voting for us, we appreciate the support. The partnerships will help us reach out to Hertfordshire’s hidden carers to let them know about the free advice, courses and support we provide and raise funds to enable us to make carers count. We help carers stay well and healthy and have a life of their own outside caring.”
Brookmans Park Rotary Club - The Club's President for 2018 - 2019 Diane Thompson has chosen us as one of the charities the Club will support this year. Throughout the year the Club organises a range of community events to raise funds for charities and projects. They include:
• A May Day Celebration on Bradmore Green;
• A fireworks display at Little Heath School in Potters Bar;
• A sponsored swim at Furzefield Leisure Centre, Potters Bar, held in March;
• Christmas tree lighting sponsorship and switch on event at Bradmore Green;
• Santa and his sleigh visits around streets in Brookmans Park and Welham Green; and
• Quiz nights and more.
If you would like to discuss your business, club, organisation or school becoming a Charity Partner with Carers in Hertfordshire please contact Linda Cudmore, Fundraising and Development Manager, on 01992 58 69 69 or email