•Off with the old.......and on with the new!
This new sign, moving the Harpenden Trust into the 2020s, has gone up outside the Trust Centre in Southdown Road. We think you will agree that it is bright, modern and hopefully more engaging.
While the logo has changed, nothing else has and, as the words on the sign say, we are still there to support our community just as we have for more than 70 years. The new logo will grace updated information leaflets, banners and the website, which is also being upgraded.
Last year the Trust’s Care Fund supported families and individuals with grants totalling more than £100,000. In addition the Trust’s separate Community Fund makes grants to local voluntary organisations and groups for specific projects, and particularly to those organisations linked to youth, sport, education and the elderly.
Posted on Friday 7th June 2019
•Parva Close Play Area
The Harpenden Trust Community Fund was pleased to be able to support the building of the Parva Close play area with a donation of £10,000. The picture shows our MP Bim Afolami, town mayor David Heritage and Teresa Heritage – both a county councillor and president of the Harpenden Trust – at the opening ceremony of the play area at the end of April 2019. The Trust’s plaque reminds those using the superb facility of its contribution, along with all the other supporters.
Posted on Tuesday 30th April 2019
•Care Fund News
This month the Trust has supported 80 Harpenden pensioners with generous contributions to their utility bills, totalling approximately £20,000. This money comes from the Trust’s Care Fund and every year a similar amount of money is earmarked for allocating in this way. With rising fuel bills and budgets under strain, it is no surprise that our busy utilities team receives lots of requests for financial assistance.
If you know a pensioner who struggles to pay their household bills, please do let us know and we will see what we can do to support them. Contact our office on 01582 460457 between 10.00am – 12noon on weekdays, or email [email protected]
Posted on Monday 11th March 2019
•Lea Springs Pantomime
The Trust was delighted to support a new initiative at Lea Springs recently, giving a contribution towards the cost of putting on a pantomime which, in turn, raised money for an outing. The pantomime was a wonderful success, bringing the Lea Springs community together and raising £600 for a barge trip in the summer. Oh yes they did!
The residents who met to organise the pantomime really enjoyed doing so and continue to meet up socially, which shows what a successful project it was in more ways than one. Pictured below is the cast in their stylish costumes.
Posted on Wednesday 20th February 2019
The Trust’s Christmas Parcels team have been busy shopping and assembling 157 parcels, each containing 14 items, for our volunteers to deliver to some very grateful Harpenden residents. Each parcel contains seasonal items such as a Christmas pudding and mince pies, as well as essential goods including soup, biscuits, coffee and soap. Our volunteer deliverers are often greeted with a friendly welcome and a chat, and can help to brighten up a lonely person’s day.
This is one of the wonderful initiatives that your donations to our Christmas Appeal go towards.
Posted on Saturday 15th December 2018