How can my school or group get involved?

We would love to have your support - the best way to help is to talk about what we do and help us raise awareness about our work or raise funds so we can continue supporting thousands of unpaid carers living, working or caring in Hertfordshire each year.

We can provide speakers to talk to your group or students about Carers in Hertfordshire - our mission and work and how third party support helps us to continue providing the services carers need.

You could also nominate Carers in Hertfordshire as your Charity of the Year or Charity Partner – more information on this can be found on our Charity of the Year page.

We know how much effort goes into planning fundraising events and we can support you with any fundraising you wish to undertake and provide tips to make it a success. We can also supply materials about the charity, which you can have available leading up to the event and at the event itself.

To talk more about this, contact us on 01992 58 69 69 or email

School Business Challenge

One way students and schools support us is by taking part in the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge, a business challenge. The Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge involves team of students from Hertfordshire schools and colleges being matched with a local business mentor (their dragon) and a charity or community group. Each team receive £100 to start up their businesses and have an agreed amount of time to make their ventures a success and raise £1,000 or more. Any profit is then donated to their partner charity.

For the 2018/2019 challenge we were paired with a team from The Bishop's Stortford High School in Bishop's Stortford, one of 12 teams taking part in the challenge run by the Community Voluntary Services for Broxbourne and East Herts and Kings Langley School took part in the Connect Dacorum challenge and were up against nine other teams.

Team Phoenix from Kings Langley School

The team of seven students raised £1,179 through a range of events including a raffle, fundraising stand at the Christmas Light switch on event in Kings Langley High Street and a fashion, beauty and wellbeing market. They were supported by a mentor from UKOS Plc, which is based in Hemel Hempstead and delivers office supplies and workplace products. 

A teacher said:  "They all had a lot of fun whilst learning some valuable life skills including time management, team work, negotiation and communication. The students would tell you what a rewarding but difficult process the Dragon’s Apprentice scheme has been."

Kings Langley School Dragons Apprentice Team 2018/19

The team is pictured with their certificates for completing the challenge.