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Six parks in Hertsmere are still among the best in the UK – and that's official!


Broxbourne-based charity, Teens Unite is pleased to announce it will be holding a new fundraising challenge on 7th September. Cyclists will take part in a bike ride from Broxbourne to London, where they will stop at Gordon Ramsey's pub 'The Narrow', before making the return cycle home.


Leading independent funeral directors hands £6000 cheque to Stevenage based nursery TRACKS

Children with complex social and communication disorders were the latest to benefit from a charitable fund run by family-firm Austin's. TRACKS Autism is a specialist nursery for children aged between two and six years from all over Hertfordshire.


Clients of the European Nursing Agency (ENA) Care Group have raised over £400 for Aspire, a charity that supports people with spinal injuries.


Representatives from The Lord’s Taverners and Waitrose group L branches will be in Hertfordshire this week (Tuesday 22 October) to present a new wheelchair accessible minibus to youngsters and staff at the St Elizabeth’s Centre. Media are welcome to attend the presentation at 11am for interview, photography or video opportunities.


13 December 2012

Team GI Event Success

On Tuesday the 11th of December, the Year 13 business students of Adeyfield School hosted a networking event for local business people. With the kind help of local companies such as Business Buzz and Hicks Chartered Accountants the Sixth Form students were able to put together a spectacular evening that was enjoyed by all.  Many students from all over the school got involved, from the choir and school pianist to media students who filmed clips for the event.

The course that these students study requires them to plan and run an event independently. They decided that they wanted to help a charity in the process, they got in contact with Michelle Law from Age UK who allowed them to support the charity. After some debate they decided that the best way to raise as much money as possible was to hold a silent auction in which guests can make a one time bid for items that have been kindly donated by generous businesses across Hertfordshire. These items included a whole bundle of signed Peter Jones merchandise, who is one of the stars of Dragons Den, a night’s stay at the luxurious Ashridge House and even a free recording session supplied by Adeyfield’s very own music department.

This brilliant evening provided the students with real business world experience and also allowed them to do there part in helping the elderly generation of Herts in their everyday lives. There was an abundance of tremendously positive feedback from the guests that attended. Team GI rose over £200 and all proceeds will be donated to Age UK.


Brookmans in Brookmans Park has teamed up with local charity the Willow Foundation to host a glamorous fashion fundraiser and is calling on anyone who loves designer labels and fabulous frocks to get in touch to make the event as big as possible. 

Next Spring, Willow and the pub will open the Willow Wardrobe, an exclusive pop-up boutique bursting with beautiful pre-loved frocks, evening wear and separates from all the big names, where for a limited time you’ll be able to bag a fabulous outfit and raise money for a great local cause at the same time.  Afterwards, there’ll be a glittering catwalk show and fashion fundraiser where the champagne will be flowing, again in the glamorous setting of Brookmans, as pub landlord Lloyd Willis explains.

“We’ve teamed up with the Willow Foundation who were founded right here on our doorstep to transform part of the pub into a wonderful pop-up boutique selling some amazing designer labels in aid of their work providing special days to seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.  We’ll have armfuls of labels – everything from YSL and Channel to Gucci and Juicy Couture – and simply need some willing volunteers to help us get the boutique together and show these pre-loved outfits, dresses and evening wear at their best.”

 To kick things off, and talk about plans for the pop-up boutique and fashion show, Brookmans will be throwing open its doors on the evening of Thursday 27th September at 7pm, for a drop-in session over drinks and canapés.

 “We’re going all out to raise as much money as possible for Willow so would like anyone who fancies surrounding themselves with fab designer labels and getting their hands on some glam gear to join us for a few glasses of bubbly to find out what they can do to help.  Anyone with a few hours to spare who would be happy to collect these wonderful clothes for us, to lay on the fashion show with us and even help out in the boutique styling and selling the clothes is most welcome – the more the merrier. It’s going to be brilliant fun and all in a great cause, and we’d love anyone who’s passionate about fashion to get involved.”

The Willow Wardrobe kick-off event takes place at Brookmans on Thursday 27th September from 7pmand all are welcome.  To find out more and to let the pub know if you can make it, please contact Lloyd Willis at Brookmans by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text95060+'<\/a>'; //-->  or calling 01707 664 144. Alternatively, please drop into the pub and ask any of the team for more information, any time. 

Brookmans is at Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire AL9 7QW.  T: 01707 664 144.www.brookmanspub.co.ukThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Following the overwhelming response from their community sports awards, Riverside Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead is offering community clubs and charities in the local area the opportunity to take free promotional space on their mall.

From animal shelters to Morris dancers and everything in between, Riverside is encouraging everyone to get in touch. Activity at the shopping centre should be as visual as possible and encourage shopper interaction. This could be anything from demonstrations and kids’ activities to raffles or educational talks.


David Robinson, Centre Manager of Riverside Shopping Centre, commented: “I know that we have a lot of great groups and charities in Hemel Hempstead and I hope that they want to come forward to spread the word about themselves. I am really looking forward to finding out about some of the groups that I didn’t even know existed and seeing lots of various demonstrations and mini events.”


No matter how big or small, if local groups want to promote themselves then all they need to do is register their interest with Jenny Fletcher on 01403 783400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Registration is open for the FREE ‘Win Business Gold’ business breakfast on Friday 27 January at The Holiday Inn, Elstree, Borehamwood.

The event is the latest in an award winning series of events arranged by Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners, the county’s official partnership supporting the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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