Charities for 2022

Thanks to the support of our trade sponsors, classic car participants and the people of Harpenden, Rotary in Harpenden’s Classic on the Common has raised £330,000 for charities and worthy causes since Rotary took over its organisation in 2009.

The principal charities being supported for 2022 are:


Home-Start Herts believe that every parent should have the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.

We deliver high quality, volunteer led services to support families through challenging times. By getting in early we help parents grow in confidence and enjoy positive family relationships.

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer family mentor who spends time in the family home. The mentors, who are themselves parents, through practical and emotional support, make sure parents have the skills, confidence, and strength they need to nurture their children.

Contact us through


Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Our vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

Every 10 seconds, we respond to a call for help.

Every year, we answer more than 5 million calls for help by phone, web chat, email, or letter, from one of our local branches and through our Welsh language service.

We’re here 24/7, before, during and after a crisis.

Whether it’s an ‘are you ok?’ at just the right moment, or the midnight support of a trained volunteer, we listen and are non-judgemental offering a safe place to share your worries – we’re here.

Our charity works to make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

Call us for free on 116123 or email


GLOBAL SIGHT SOLUTIONS is an avoidable blindness charity.

Our mission is to provide free eye care and eye surgery to the very poor in the developing world.

We were registered as a charity, in the 1990’s by members of Guildford Rotary Club with the aim, together with other Rotary clubs, together to establish financially sustainable eye hospitals which can provide a full range of free eye care to the world’s poorest.

By establishing eye hospitals in the areas of need, not only can the local population have permanent access but also as each hospital is administered locally the services can be tailored and adapted to local community requirements and changing needs.


Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden


The Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden together with the local charity Pump Aid are supporting a programme of WASH and nutrition at pre-school nurseries and surrounding communities in Mchinji District, Central Malawi.

Malawi has over 10,000 pre-schools for children under 5, yet currently fewer than 25% of them have water and sanitation. As a result, children are commonly exposed to water-borne diseases and ill-health. Many are frequently unable to attend school and suffer from reduced cognitive development and slow learning ability.

Each funding will provide a water point and maintenance training together with toilets, hand washing facilities, hygiene behaviour education and nutritious kitchen gardens.

Rotary in Harpenden uses money raised from Classics on the Common to support other good causes throughout the year.

Visit our web site here to learn more


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