The Town Mayor's first-ever charity Beer & Cheese Tasting, held at the Trust Centre on Saturday, 29th February, was a marvellous sell-out event and raised over £800 for the Harpenden Trust and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund.
The Community Fund committee has welcomed two new members, Emma Deutrom and Jim McGown. The Fund is seeing increased demand for support from the Fund and its January meeting had the second record number of applications submitted; 10 new grants were made to a range of community groups in Harpenden.
The Care Fund reports that 80 pensioners have been helped with grants towards their utility bills: 140 seniors in the town had their days brightened, we are sure, when Christmas parcels were delivered personally by Trust volunteers to their front doors.
At its recent thank-you event for the Christmas Appeal collectors a special thanks was offered to recognise the dedication of Maurice Boughen for 51 years of collecting for the Christmas Appeal. Nick Luckett, Head of the Care Fund, and Pat Ring, People Director, presented a certificate acknowledging this incredible contribution.
The Trust hosted a thank-you drop-in afternoon tea party for its 2019 Christmas Appeal collectors on Saturday, 8 February. The party was well attended by some 42 collectors and Area Organisers who were able to enjoy enjoy tea & coffee and a great range of home-made cakes and to meet…