Every day 6,000 people become carers, looking after a friend, relative or loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, and not paid to provide the care. A gift to Carers in Hertfordshire in your Will will ensure we can be there to listen, give expert information and advice, provide training and support, champion carers' rights and support carers in finding ways to cope with the challenges of caring.
It costs nothing now, but your legacy could make a real difference in years to come. You do not have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will, we appreciate donations of any size.
There are a range of options you can consider:
Residuary gift: Many people chose to leave this type of gift, which is a percentage of what is left of their estate once they have provided for loved ones, because it ensure their gift does not lose value over time.
Pecuniary gift: A specified amount of money.
Specific legacy: A gift of a specific item for example jewellery, paintings or other property.
Contingent gift: A gift that is dependent on something else happening, for example that a child reaches a certain age before the gift is made to charity.
Life interest: A gift that is for someone's benefit during their lifetime, such as house for someone to live in until they die.
Did you know one in four people in the UK die wihtout leaving a valid Will?
We all know how important it is to make sure that we look after the ones we love, and this doesn’t stop after we have gone. Making a Will and keeping it updated through changes in our lives and circumstances is so important as without one, there’s no guarantee that your money, home or treasured possessions will go where you want them to.
Not planning ahead by writing a Will can lead to considerable stress for loved ones left behind at what is likely to be an upsetting time. It can also mean high legal costs for family members.
By setting your affairs in order, you ensure that your assets are properly shared with those you wish to receive gifts and can help to reduce the impact that inheritance tax and residential care fees can have on your estate. Once you have made provision for your loved ones, you may wish to consider supporting Carers in Hertfordshire in your Will. For guidance about including us in your Will, please download our Legacy document.
Donating or arranging a collection in memory of someone special who has died is a positive way to remember them and celebrate their life. Your gift could help give unpaid carers essential support and access to education, mentoring and time to themselves away from caring.
You can remember someone by setting up a tribute page and can add messages and photographs and set up a link to donate to a charity, like us. Family and friends can also add to the page or make a donation. There are various websites that offer tribute funds such as MuchLoved and JustGiving.
Funeral collections or donations in lieu of flowers
You can make In Memoriam donations through the funeral director or send a gift direct to us. If sending direct to us please make cheques payable to Carers in Hertfordshire and send them to: Carers in Hertfordshire, The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1AX.
Many people prefer to limit the amount of flowers at a funeral and ask for a donation to support a charity instead - known as a donation in lieu of flowers. Funeral directors are usually happy to organise collecting the contributions and take responsibility for forwarding them to us, so do ask them if they can help with this. You can also request our collection boxes instead or if you don't have a funeral director planning the service you can get in touch about discussing in memory donations.
We understand that losing a loved one is a very difficult experience. If the person you cared for has died we will continue supporting you and sharing information for three years after your bereavement. We offer one to one telephone bereavement support as well as support in groups. Visit our Bereavement Support page to find out about how we can help.
Your generous donations are an essential part of helping us make life better for people in Hertfordshire providing unpaid care to someone who is ill, disabled, frail, elderly or who misuses drugs or alcohol as well as people outside the county caring for a Hertfordshire resident. Carers in Hertfordshire is a charity and we advice, training and support we give to carers is provided free to them, which is why we rely on the contributions of supporters to help us continue our vital work.
Any donation, however large or small, can really help us make a difference to carers who need our support. There are many ways you can help.
If you are a UK taxpayer your donations to Carers in Hertfordshire can be worth more at no additional cost to you under the Gift Aid scheme. This means for every £1 you donate we can claim an additional 25p from the Government. Signing up for Gift Aid is easy, simply tick the box on our BT MyDonate page or download our pdf Gift Aid form (44 KB) and send it back to us.
If you complete the Gift Aid declaration we should be able to reclaim the tax on donations you have made in the last four years and all future donations.
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We are committed to best practice in fundraising and are:
We are launching the final two Carer Support Hub groups supported with money from the Big Lottery Fund – one in Royston and one in Harpenden. Hubs are free groups that meet monthly and unpaid carers can drop into them to meet up with other carers, get advice about support available to them and find out about local health and care services.
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.
Please consider joining us or getting involved in an event. We welcome all support as it makes a big difference to ensure we continue making carers count.
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
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.
Children and young carers are to benefit from a new app that gives them information to help them in their caring role such as contacts for support and how to keep well. The Young Carers in Hertfordshire App is available for android devices via Google Play and a version for Apple devices is to be developed.