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Austin’s raise almost £250,000 over 20 years of their Charitable Fund

There are celebrations all round as this year marks 20 years of the Austin’s Charitable Fund. The fund was set up back in 2002 by the Austin family to support and benefit charities and organisations in the local community, and includes a local Annual Charity selected by the family alongside some significant other financial support […]

Austin’s Charitable Fund Update

As we reflect on another year of Austin’s Charitable Fund we are delighted to share the news of our 2019 success and who we will be supporting throughout 2020. As a bit of background, our charitable fund was set up in 2002 and has since raised over £130,000 for community-based and local charities including the […]

Butterfly volunteers: Making a difference to every last minute of life

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life”. We all know February is the month of love, but with Time to Talk Day on the 7th, it’s also about opening up about mental health – anxiety, depression, perhaps even loneliness. We all know how important relationships are at […]

Donation to Isabel Hospice

MD Claire Austin was thrilled to hand over a cheque for £5,000 to Isabel Hospice  this week. Isabel Hospice cares for adults with a life-limiting illness across eastern Hertfordshire.  Specialist palliative care is available to adults both at home and at the In-Patient Unit as well as at the Day Service locations. All care is free, […]

Austin’s charitable donations

We believe in helping those most in need in our community, which is why we set up Austin’s Charitable Foundation. Each year, we’re delighted to be able to support a charity by donating a proportion of our annual profits along with money donated from sources including our funeral service CD and Christmas carol concert. Since […]

Our Christmas present to a local charity

It’s always lovely to help local charities so Austin’s was thrilled to hand over a cheque for £5,000 to Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North this month. It’s a fantastic charity that supports unpaid carers and their families through a range of services, including help at home, community cafes and respite care. The donation was made possible […]

Austin’s charity donations continue

Since Austin’s Charitable Fund was set up in 2002, it has raised over £125,000 for community-based and local charities. This month, Austin’s managing director Claire Austin was delighted to hand over a cheque for £5,972.15 to North Herts Samaritans, the nominated charity for 2015. Says Claire: We are delighted to have been able to help […]

2015 Christmas Carol Service – 16th December

Our annual Christmas Carol Service takes place at Harwood Park on Wednesday 16th December at 7.30pm. Tickets are available free of charge by calling Harwood Park on 01438 815555. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served following the service. This service is always busy and it’s a lovely way to remember those who will […]

North Herts and Stevenage Samaritans Support Other Organisations

Although Samaritans is a national organisation providing 24 hour support to people in emotional distress, it is made up of 201 branches across the UK and Ireland. As well as manning the phones, email, text and face to face support at each branch, a significant amount of work is needed to promote awareness and partner […]

North Herts And Stevenage Branch of Samaritans Named as Charity of 2015

Austins have named the North Herts and Stevenage branch of Samaritans as our charity for 2015.  The branch are based locally in Hitchin. Volunteers take telephone calls as well as face to face appointments and the branch has been established since 1971.  Samaritans work with other support groups in the area helping vulnerable people and […]