As part of the celebrations marking 100 years of film and television heritage in the Hertsmere area, the council and Hertsmere Leisure are laying on three special outdoor cinema events in local parks, showing iconic films made in Borehamwood.
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.
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.
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.”