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Seeing a lack of support for disadvantaged young people to unlock their potential by making positive choices, a Herts husband and wife team formed The Gifted

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February 2017

Discovering lost and abandoned dogs were being put to sleep after a week at a pound near her home spurred Pat Clark to take them in. Thousands of animals and 30 years later, Mutts in Distress continues the work

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January 2017

When it’s cold out there, it’s tempting to stay cosy indoors. But Sian Price of the Countryside Management Service says make the effort to explore our wilder spaces on foot and you will be rewarded

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January 2017

Winter and Christmas especially, is a brutal time for those without a roof over their head. Herts Young Homeless Group is dedicated to stopping vulnerable youngsters falling through the cracks and on to the streets

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December 2016

For the past seven years SERV Herts and Beds Bloodrunners have been saving lives and thousands of pounds at hospitals and hospices

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Hertfordshire Action on Disability has helped disabled and older people in the country for more than half a century, but is in need of help itself more now than ever

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Emily Walls of Harpenden will join thousands of other runners at the Herts 10k startline on Sunday October 9, inspired by her ‘big brother’ and her experience of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Here she shares her moving story

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Hertfordshire Charity for Deprived Children is an aid-giver of last resort for families in real need in the county, giving small grants that can make a big difference

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Sue Hampton, novelist and Alopecia UK ambassador, who led her team to a £29,000 victory on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, explains the role of the charity and her experience of the condition

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Tails have been wagging across the UK as two rescue animals from Herts joined a doggy dozen on a barking TV show teaching dogs to fly

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A St Albans ‘middle-aged husband and dad’ who this month will trek 200km over 21 days to the North Pole to raise £30,000 for charities that have a big impact in Herts

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A bright idea to turn our online shopping into a charitable exercise is helping thousands of good causes

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The Watford branch of the National Animal Welfare Trust has scored a first among Britain’s rehoming charities. Gillian Thornton went along to investigate

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The chairman and founder of the Hertfordshire branch of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to support people with hearing loss. She describes the group’s work and her breakthrough surgery ahead of World Hearing Day this month

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The director of patient services at Watford-based Peace Hospice, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year

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The second in our new series highlighting smaller Herts charities and not-for-profits who rely on your support looks at the remarkable Douglas Bader Foundation based in Tring

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