The Big Shave!
25th August 2018
Claire Austin, Managing Director at Austin’s Funeral Services, was born and bred in Stevenage and for the past 20 years has run the family business which was established in the town more than 300 years ago. The company are very community focussed and are keen to support local charities and causes. After taking part in a number of fundraising activities in recent years, Claire took the brave decision to shave her head at the company’s annual Family Fun Day to raise funds for Stevenage Community Trust. The ‘big shave’ took place on Saturday 25th August 2018 at the fairy-tale themed event with Claire dressed as Rapunzel before having her head shaved in front of 150 guests.
Claire’s efforts raised a staggering £12,093 which will help us to make a difference to the lives of many thousands of local people.
You can listen to the recent radio interview with Claire below.
Kicking off our 30th Anniversary Year with a ground-breaking partnership with Stevenage FC
Bruno delivers a knockout punch for the trust
Our annual black tie dinner and dance was an extraordinary evening with special guest Frank Bruno MBE and raised £35,156 beating all previous years.
Grant for The Red Shed Project
We recently provided a grant of £1,364 to The Red Shed Project to enable them to deliver new workshops for people caring for loved ones with dementia. The weekly sessions offer important respite for carers and help enhance their well-being.
Read our Summer Newsletter
Please take a look at our latest newsletter to see how we’ve been making a difference in your community.
JCA took on Rough Runner in aid of the Trust
On 7th September 2019, a team of volunteers from JCA Engineering came together to take part in the North London Rough Runner and raised over £1,400 for Stevenage Community Trust and Cancer Research UK. Thank you to everyone who took part or generously donated.
Simon’s cycle challenge raises over £50,000!
Simon Galbraith’s incredible cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats has raised an unbelievable £55,280.75 for Stevenage Community Trust. These donations will be used to provide a grant to Home-Start Hertfordshire to enable them to clear the waiting list of Stevenage families needing support. Our sincere thanks go to Simon for taking on this remarkable challenge and to everyone who generously donated.
Cycling for Stevenage, Simon Galbraith
Simon Galbraith, cycles 938 miles on behalf of Stevenage Community Trust to raise £45k for Home-Start Herts supporting every family on the Stevenage waiting list.
Is your organisation looking for funding?
Applications to our community grants programme are invited from local organisations including charities, community groups, sports clubs and schools who operate in Stevenage and the surrounding villages, or who provide support or services to those living here. Please see our grants page to read our latest guidelines and to download an application form.
Funding for the Over 60’s
Thanks to a substantial donation from The Chauncy Charity, we can continue offering grants specifically to support people in later life. If you are a charity, community or voluntary group supporting older people and are in need of funding for an event, project, equipment or activity, please consider making an application to us.