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.
To date, Claire’s efforts have raised over £9,000 which will help us to make a difference to the lives of many hundreds of local people.
Donations can still be made at www.love2donate.co.uk/claireaustin Your support would be greatly appreciated by Claire and those who need our support in the community.
You can listen to the recent radio interview with Claire below.
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.
We welcome new members A.R.K. Lasting Powers and Wills
A wonderfully warm welcome to our new members A.R.K. Lasting Powers and Wills whose support is greatly appreciated and will help make a difference to the lives of many local people.
An amazing transformation thanks to funding from Stevenage Community Trust
An amazing transformation thanks to funding from Stevenage Community Trust and help from local volunteers. We hope the children at St Nicholas Church of England Primary School and Nursery will enjoy this space for many years to come. If your organisation has a project that needs volunteers or funding, please get in touch.
Tea dance organised by Para Dance UK
Funded by Stevenage Community Trust, over 70 individuals with a variety of disabilities and additional needs enjoyed a fantastic tea dance organised by Para Dance UK
A big thank you to Alissia at Lawrence Dean Recruitment
A big thank you to Alissia at Lawrence Dean Recruitment for all her efforts in organising a Cake Sale and raising over £185 for Stevenage Community Trust.
New netting has now been installed at Codicote FC
New netting has now been installed at Codicote FC thanks to funding from Stevenage Community Trust. To meet with current FA regulations, players and officials needed to be separated from spectators when moving from changing room to pitch.
Stevenage Cricket Club unveils its new Junior Bola machine
Stevenage Cricket Club unveils its new Junior Bola machine. With a grant from Stevenage Community Trust, the town’s longest running sports club has been able to purchase an automatic bowling machine, which the club hopes will attract new junior members to the sport.
Volunteers available for local community projects
Stevenage Community Trust has worked with a number of local businesses over the years to match their staff volunteers with local organisations and we are currently seeking suitable projects for 2018.