Trust takes over Seniors' Club Lunch Service

Ahead of the decision by Harpenden Day Centre Association (HDCA) to wind up the Seniors’ Club, their management approached us about taking over their current services.  They knew the Trust offers a wide range of services to seniors, including weekly coffee mornings and coach outings. We readily agreed to provide that continuity, and the one monthly and two weekly lunches  and the games, including whist and bingo, are now being undertaken by the Trust.

The remaining funds held by HDCA have been given to the Trust as a donation, and the income from those monies will provide funds to support and extend our existing services to all seniors.

We are very pleased that HDCA’s chair, Cllr Rosemary Farmer, has become a Trust volunteer.  Her experience will be of great value as we explore how best to enhance our work among the town’s elderly people.

Posted on Tuesday 16th August 2016

Thank you Harpenden Cribbage Club

We were most sorry to learn of the closure of the Cribbage Club after many years of activity.  We are grateful to them for sending The Trust a donation of £340, being the balance of their funds.

Posted on Tuesday 16th August 2016

Thank you Town Mayor

We were delighted to be chosen as a 50% beneficiary of the charity fundraising events by Harpenden’s Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Ellis.  During his year of office we have been heavily involved in a Race Night, a Celebrity Chef Evening Dining Experience, a Film Night and both Summer and Christmas Carnivals.  Together with several separate donations and fundraising events, we have received a total of £5,120.  Our thanks go to everybody involved and, in particular, our Town Mayor for such a magnificent sum.

Posted on Sunday 17th April 2016

Thank you Harpenden Film Society

The Society very generously agreed to support The Town Mayor with a Charity Film Evening and, moreover, ran the whole event.  The film ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’, starring Helen Mirren, was much enjoyed by all.

The Film Night raised £855 and, as 50% beneficiary, we are most grateful to the Film Society.

Posted on Tuesday 12th April 2016

Wall to the Rescue

This spanking new wall, erected by Network Rail, has rescued the Trust Centre from the threat of being engulfed from the rear by the railway embankment.

When the old wall began to crumble, Network Rail, as owners, agreed to replace it.  They have also reinstated the Trust’s grass verge and the seat, which now has a much improved access path.  And, of course, all at Network Rail’s expense.

Embankment wall

Posted on Thursday 17th March 2016

Getting in touch

Ring us on 01582 460457 anytime. If the office is unmanned, you can leave a message and we will phone you back.

Call in and see us at the Trust Centre between 10am and noon, Monday to Friday

Write to us at:
The Harpenden Trust,
The Harpenden Trust Centre,
90 Southdown Road,
Harpenden, AL5 1PS.