4 More Inspiring Hertfordshire Charities
At gpfm, we have always advocated supporting our community and our local charities.
You can find our first blog post about some of the truly fantastic organisations we continue to champion here. However, we wanted to continue spreading awareness of a few more charities we think are really making a difference.
Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF)
Sport should be for everyone – that is the driving force behind (HDSF). The charity was originally set up in Welwyn Hatfield to promote the development of disability sport for people in day services across Hertfordshire. They also support inclusive training and coach development opportunities for participants, coaches and day service staff to provide a holistic approach to inclusive sports development. HDSF do this through open sessions available to anyone with a disability where sports include archery, easy rider adapted cycling, doughnutting, fishing and bell boating. You can learn more about everything they do here.*
A charity that prioritises children and their welfare, Home-Start assert that “What goes on inside a family during the early years [of a child’s life] strongly determines the opportunities and life chances children have. Children who are raised in a stable, loving, family environment are more likely to have a positive and healthy future.” They seek to help families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues by sending volunteers to spend two hours a week to help out at home. All the volunteers are parents themselves, so understand the pressure. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life. Read more about the charity here*.
Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF)
This independent charity is all about improving Hertfordshire from the inside out. It encourages local giving and, through donations, provides grants to families in crisis, grassroots charities and voluntary groups, helping some of the county’s most vulnerable residents. They’ve been doing an excellent job, distributing £1 million in grants to over 300 groups and organisations helping tackle need and deprivation across the county last year. You can find out more about them here.*
Age UK Hertfordshire
Working in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations, Age UK Hertfordshire is specifically aimed at working to make Hertfordshire “a place where older people are valued, able to live well, age well and retain their independence throughout later life.” They are there to offer unbiased and impartial information, advice and guidance as well as immediate support following an event such as discharge from hospital. Alleviating loneliness and isolation is of paramount importance in addition to proving help in the home. Find out how to support them here.*
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