Each year we choose a number of charities to support as our Missions. We hold fundraising events throughout the year and the total raised is shared between our chosen Missions.
Fundraising events include Table Top Sales, Summer and Winter Fayres, Beetle Drives and themed social evenings.
Check out our Events page for details of our upcoming events and fundraisers.
Our Missions for 2016 are:
International Mission: Toilet Twining
Here’s the thing… 2.4 billion people don’t have somewhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo. That’s more than a third of the people on the planet. Now, you can get excited about life-changing long-drops!
By twinning your toilet, you help those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.
How does it work? For just £60, you can twin your loo with a latrine halfway around the world, in a country of your choosing. For £240, you can twin with a school block. Your smallest room becomes the proud owner of a personalised certificate, complete with a colour photo of its twin and GPS coordinates so you can look up your twin on Google Maps.
For more information, check out the website for Toilet Twinning →
Local Mission: Charis Tiwala
Charis Tiwala is a Christian charity offering support and assistance to anyone in Hertfordshire who is affected by human trafficking or sexual exploitation within the sex industry. They exist to give people in the sex industry a choice again; a choice to exit if they wish, and a choice to rebuild a new life as they would choose to live it.
Their vision is to see a society where everyone is valued, treated with dignity and able to live a fulfilling life, without the danger of being trafficked or sexually exploited.
For more information, check out the website for Charis Tiwala →
Local Mission: Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership
The Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP) offers practical and emotional support in West Hertfordshire to asylum-seekers refugees and those with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), many of whom are destitute and homeless.Our mission is to help provide access to the advice and services needed, often providing long-term support until statutory services are in place.
For more information, check out the website for WTRRP →
Home Mission: ASCEND
ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network.
For more information, check out the website for ASCEND →
We raised £2,064 for our Missions in 2015 which were:
International charity: Development Pamoja →
National charity: Ataxia UK →
Local charity: New Hope →
And our own Mission: ASCEND →
International charity: Ethiopiaid →
National charity: Crohn’s and Colitis UK →
Local charity: ASCEND →
We raised £2,307 for our Missions in 2013 which were:
International charity: Mary’s Meals→
National charity: Diabetes UK→
Local charity: The Willow Foundation→
And not forgetting our own home mission: ASCEND
More information about our Missions can be found in our Mission Archive.