Austin's Charitable Fund

Austin's charitable fund...

This is a charitable fund, which has been established by the Austin family, in order to support and benefit the local community. Each year a local charity is selected by the Austin Family, as the beneficiary of the fund. The Company donates a proportion of its annual profits to the fund and any money raised during the year through events such as the Harwood Park Memorial Service and Christmas Carol Services.

A wide range of causes can benefit, with the primary focus on meeting social needs, such as:

  • The welfare of disadvantaged children and families
  • Providing activities and opportunities for young people
  • Improving access to education,training and employment
  • The quality of life of older people

Should you wish to assist us in supporting the local community in memory of your loved one, further information is available from all Austin's funeral offices and Harwood Park Crematorium. Alternatively, you can download a donation form here.

2017 Supported Charity is Stand-By-Me...


Stand-by-me provides dedicated bereavement support for children, young people and their families in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage. The charity was created after listening to the views of young people and their carers about what they would find most helpful when they experience the death of someone close to them.

Just like adults, children and young people can often find it difficult following the loss of someone special to them, but it can be hard for parents, carers and professionals to know how best to offer support. By providing clear information and practical advice we help grieving families get the help they need at the time when they need it most.

Stand-by-me offers information, telephone support, careful assessment of each individual need and a group programme to lessen the isolation and loneliness of a bereavement.

For families in North Herts and Stevenage, their innovative group support programme provides a place where children can make friends, make memories and meet other bereaved children in a safe and supportive environment.