Charities for 2023

Thanks to the support of our trade sponsors, classic car participants and visitors, Rotary in Harpenden Classics on the Common has already raised more than £350,000 for charities and worthy causes since Rotary took over its organisation  in 2009.

The principal charities being supported for 2023 are:


Special Education Needs School: ‘Promoting the Abilities in Disability’

The charity, St Luke’s School in Redbourn, is a special educational needs school and part of a federation of special schools called The Blue Tangerine. The school’s vision is to enable young people with special education needs (SEND) to thrive through childhood into adulthood. As such, what the children learn embodies genuine work experience so they can fully prepare the young people to access the mainstream workplace.

The school is seeking funding for materials to rebuild an outdoor learning area for use by all pupils aged seven upwards.  The design created by the older pupils studying BTECs, uses durable hardwood and paving, with a life span of over 10 years.

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Wheathampstead Community Group has been serving the Wheathampstead community for nearly 60 years. It provides transportation to medical appointments, companionship for the lonely and luncheon clubs for the elderly, as well as providing grants, appliances and equipment to those in need within the parish of Wheathampstead. They also support other local organisations and charities that are struggling to meet their operating expenses.

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Pump Aid’s mission is to end water poverty in Malawi by 2030.

In practical terms it supports Malawi’s pre-school nurseries, installing water pumps, toilets and guiding rural communities to invest and nurture their own water supplies through Pump Aid’s investment scheme for farmers and households also providing training for pump repair and maintenance to secure water on-going supplies.  Pump Aid has won awards for its charity work most recently being shortlisted for the International Aid and Development Award at the 2022 UK Charity Awards.

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

Visit the Rotary in Harpenden web site to learn more

How do the main charities plan to spend the donation they received? Find out below!


Town Hall
Leyton Road
Hertfordshire AL5 2LX

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