Each year it has been the tradition for HCS to engage with 2 charities; usually one local and one national.  These charities are chosen from nominations made by HCS members and often represent causes close to their hearts for one reason or another.

The charities supported recently include:

Year   Local Charity   National Charity
2019   Keech Hospice Care
http://www.keech.org.uk
  Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience
http://sitran.org
2018   Isabel Hospice
http://www.isabelhospice.org.uk
  Parkinson's UK
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk
2017   Herts Musical Memories
http://www.hertsmusicalmemories.org.uk
  CORAM – The Thomas Coram Foundation for Children
http://www.coram.org.uk
2016  

Demand
http://www.demand.org.uk

  Motor Neurone Disease Association
http://www.mnda.org
2015   Hertfordshire Charity for Deprived Children
http://mgtact0.wix.com/herts-charity-child
  The Stroke Association
https://www.stroke.org.uk/
2014   Carers in Hertfordshire
http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/
  The Brain Tumour Charity
https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org
2013   Hertford Street Pastors
http://streetpastors.org/locations/hertford-ware/
  Mind
http://www.mind.org.uk
2012   Hertford and District Talking Newspaper
http://www.tnf.org.uk/local-tn/find-a-local-talking-newspaper/hertford-district-talking-newspaper.aspx
  The Mara Rianda Charitable Trust
http://mararianda.com
2011   Ancient Charities of Hertford
http://opencharities.org/charities/207390
  Parkinson’s UK
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk
2010   Marie Curie Nurses in Hertfordshire
https://www.mariecurie.org.uk
  Calibre
http://www.calibre.org.uk
2009   The Willow Foundation
https://www.willowfoundation.org.uk
  Music for Peaceful Minds
http://musicforpeacefulminds.blogspot.co.uk/p/music-therapy.html
2008   East Herts Citizens Advice Bureau
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
  Jessie’s Fund
http://www.jessiesfund.org.uk
2007   Parkinson’s Disease Society Harlow
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/local-support-groups/regions/harlow-branch
  Cystic Fibrosis Society
http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk
2005   Nicola Hunt Trust Fund for Young Musicians
http://opencharities.org/charities/1118953
  Alzheimer's Society
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk
2004   Hertford Speakability Group
http://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/hertford-speakability-group
  Childline
http://www.childline.org.uk
2003   Parkinson’s Disease Society Harlow and District Branch
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/local-support-groups/regions/harlow-branch
  AYME (Association of Young People with ME)
http://www.meassociation.org.uk/tag/association-of-young-people-with-me/
2001   CHIP (Children's Integrated Playscheme)
http://chipsplay.org
  British Red Cross Afghan Crisis Appeal
http://www.redcross.org.uk