Companies and individuals in Hertfordshire are being urged to consider joining Herts100 – a programme set up by Hertfordshire Community Foundation to raise much needed funds for charities and community groups throughout the county, now and in the future.

Helen McKie, partner at Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants, a founder member of Herts100, with offices in London Road, St Albans, visited YouthTalk, a free counselling service for young people in St Albans – just one of the many charities and community groups Hertfordshire Community Foundation supports.

Helen, who was presented with a Herts100 founder member certificate on behalf of Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants by Jonathan Aves, Development Director at Hertfordshire Community Foundation said:  

“At Mercer & Hole we are delighted to be a founder member of Herts100 as our history is closely associated with Hertfordshire, its people and its commerce.  We have had an office in the city of St Albans for over 100 years.  Working with Hertfordshire Community Foundation, means that we can support our community in the knowledge that our donations are reaching the most deserved causes and being used most efficiently.”

Hannah Banks, Operations Manager at YouthTalk said:


“In these uncertain economic times, local groups are concerned about where their funding will come from next.  Herts100 enables local companies and individuals to collectively make a real difference and enable community groups like ours to continue to offer vital services.”


Jonathan Aves, Development Director, Hertfordshire Community Foundation added:

“Herts100 members enable the Foundation to plan and budget immediate and long term support in areas where people are leading extremely difficult lives and suffer real deprivation.  It matters to us all that the people of Hertfordshire share a good quality of life.  Herts100 builds towards that.”

For further information about the programme please contact Jonathan Aves on Tel: (01707) 251351 or visit: