Charities for 2024

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 £384,000 for charities and worthy causes since Rotary took over its organisation in 2009.

The principal charities being supported for 2024 are:


Youth Talk provide free, confidential counselling to 13-25 year olds in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding villages – delivered by professionals without judgement.

For 26 years, Youth Talk has been a dedicated self-referral service for local young people. Whatever they are going through, Youth Talks’ counsellors take the time to listen, understand and respond.

Currently offering 80 sessions a week with a view to doubling their output by 2027, Youth Talk are driven for and by the community. Relying on charitable support, they are determined to ensure that every local young person has someone to talk about whatever’s on their mind.

Find out more by visiting


This disease attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work, leaving people in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. The Branch is run entirely by volunteers and provides a vital link between the National Association and the local Hertfordshire community.

Our aim is to make a positive difference to people affected by MND by visiting those living with MND, providing support and information. Trained Association Visitors attached to the Branch provide personal and direct contact with those living with MND.  They offer support, help, and guidance to those living with MND and their families.

Find out more by visiting MNDA Hertfordshire Branch.


Every child needs the love, support, and protection of a family to reach their potential. Yet millions of children have their childhoods stolen from them when they are placed into harmful orphanages because of poverty, disability, and discrimination. Most of these children are not orphans. In fact, 80% of the estimated 5.4 million children confined to orphanages have at least one living parent or relative who could care for them with the right support.

Hope and Homes for Children has been carrying out vital and preventative work for 30 years, currently working in nine countries across Europe, Africa, and Asia, building community networks and the infrastructure to enable families to thrive. They’ve inspired the UN, EU and local and national governments worldwide, to close the doors of orphanages forever.  Instead, they fight to keep families together, to reunite families and to create new families for those who need them – always working with children, for children.

Find out more by visiting Hope and Homes for Children


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


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