5 Inspiring Hertfordshire Charities That Need Your Help!
At gpfm, we’re proud members of the Hertfordshire community. If you are too, there are so many ways you can help. Here are some local charities doing great things.
Homelessness is on the rise in the UK and unfortunately more and more young people are finding themselves without a safe home to go to. Herts Young Homeless has been supporting vulnerable young people across Hertfordshire for 15 years.
As well as providing support to those in crisis, HYH also empower those in tough situations to help them make positive life choices. They take a holistic view and try and help families reconcile their differences to reduce youth homelessness. We’ve supported them over the last few years and would love it if you did too!
If you’re from East Hertfordshire, there’s a good chance you have fond memories of Wodson Park. This charitable trust’s mission is to make sure everyone has a place they can enjoy for sport and leisure activities. From active seniors to children looking for sports in the holidays, Wodson Park helps everyone in the East Herts community.
Founded in 1963, we’ve been supporting Watford Workshop for the last few years. They are a great charity who help disabled people gain skills and experience to enter mainstream employment. Their goal is to help disabled people in Hertfordshire gain independence and support equal opportunities.
The Crescent has won a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their outstanding work in supporting those with HIV and their families. They help anyone with HIV – people from any background, at any point of life.
They have outreach programmes to encourage testing and safe sex. They also have a comprehensive counselling and support service for those who have been infected with HIV.
Peace Hospice Care does excellent work supporting those in Hertfordshire with a life-limiting illness. They help both patients and carers, offering a wide range of valuable services from bereavement support and in-home visits.
Especially valuable is their Herts Neighbours volunteers scheme, where local volunteers offer a few hours a week to help those with life limiting diseases through companionship, help around the house and computer help.