Mission

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, Christmas Fayres, and Quizes.

Check out our Events page for details of our upcoming events and fundraisers.

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Our Missions for 2020 are:

Solar Aid

SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change, by providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of Malawi and Zambia through their social enterprise, SunnyMoney.

598 million people in Africa have no access to electricity and without this families have no clean source of light, leaving them to rely on expensive and dangerous alternatives such as homemade kerosene lamps. However, with a solar light, everything changes. The lamps are safe, clean and affordable, and give off hours of light in the evening so families can earn, learn and feel safe after dark. Just one lamp can transform the fortunes of an entire family.

Sunnymoney Solar Aid believe that universal access to renewable energy is the best way to alleviate poverty. And the best way to ensure universal access to energy is by building local, sustainable businesses. In 2008 they set up a social enterprise who are one of the main sellers of solar lights in Africa. They travel to remote rural communities educating people about the benefits of solar lights, instilling trust and creating demand in a new and unfamiliar technology – which builds the foundations for a sustainable solar market and a lasting energy legacy.

Registered Charity No: 1115960

For more information, check out the website: https://solar-aid.org/

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability, or suffering from critical illness and injury, by delivering a first class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

With no access to National Lottery funding and limited support from Government, the Air Ambulance relies upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives. Their actions are guided by their values – passionate in going the extra mile, professional in treating everyone as they would wish to be treated, innovative in driving forward best clinical practice, trustworthy in working openly and honestly and dedicated because they care about the cause, their patients and each other.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840).

For more information, check out the website https://www.ehaat.org/..

 

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 →

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Previous Missions

2019

We raised £1,948.87 for our Missions in 2019 which were:

Admiral Nurses from Dementia UK Dementia UK →

Hope UK Hope UK →.

And our own Mission: ASCEND →

2018

We raised £1,525.36 for our Missions in 2018 which were:

Care International UK: Care International →

Care for the Family: Care for the Family →

And our own Mission: ASCEND →

2017

We raised £1,291.27 for our Missions in 2017 which were:

National Mission: Alzheimer’s Society→

Local Mission: Herts Mind Network →

Local Mission: Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership WTRRP →

And our own Mission: ASCEND →

2016

We raised £1,542.53 for our Missions in 2016 which were:

International Mission: Toilet Twinning →

Local Mission: Charis Tiwala →

Local Mission: Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership WTRRP →

And our own Mission: ASCEND →

2015

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 →

2014

We raised £1,692.50 for our Missions in 2014 which were:

International charity: Ethiopiaid →

National charity:  Crohn’s and Colitis UK →

Local charity:  ASCEND →

2013

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

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More information about our Missions can be found in our Mission Archive.