Harpenden Trust, Forum Newsletter, December 2019

While the national media a few weeks ago majored on the soaring cost of school uniforms for those on their way to public school – figures of £1,500 and more were mentioned – the struggle for some families to kit out their children for the new term in Harpenden’s schools really hit home this year.

The Harpenden Trust found this autumn that more families than ever before needed help to make sure their young people looked smart and proud at their new school. Which is why, without fuss and in total confidence, the Trust’s Care Fund was happy during the summer to provide, by means of vouchers, £3,775 for uniforms and shoes. For the last 12-months the uniform and shoes figure totalled £6,500.

The Care Fund is again spending more than £100,000 this year to help individuals and families in our community in many ways.

At least half of the budgeted £100,000+ will come from the annual Christmas Appeal. So please support our townspeople who may be less fortunate by giving generously via the familiar purple and gold envelope which will be dropping through almost every door in Harpenden in the coming days. 

This year the Trust is grateful also to be one of the Town Mayor’s chosen charities.

As they say, “every little helps!” Find out more about the town’s friendly 100% local charity on www.theharpendentrust.org.uk and reach us on 01582 460457

03 December 2019

In Other News

Thursday Coffee Mornings HAVE MOVED

11 January 2020
Harpenden Trust's regular Thursday coffee mornings (10.00 am to 11.00 am) have now moved to the Salvation Army Headquarters on Leyton Green (near Waitrose) in the centre of Harpenden.

Beer & Cheese Fundraising, 29 February

06 January 2020
In aid of the Town Mayor's Charities - the Harpenden Trust and Luton & Dunstable Hospital - Harpenden Town Council is hosting a Beer & Cheese Evening on Saturday, 29 February 2020, at 7.00 pm. The Evening includes beer from local brewery Farr Brew and a raffle and light refreshments.

Sound of Music Sing-along, 23 February

05 January 2020
An afternoon tea and sing-along to the Sound of Music will take place at the Harpenden Trust Halls on Sunday, 23 February 2020, hosted by Harpenden Village Inner Wheel. The event begins at 2.45 pm with the film starting at 3.30 pm. Proceeds will go to the St Albans & Harpenden Stroke Club.