Tobias, the Hitchin Round Table chairman, is trekking 100km though the Swedish mountains for PROSTATE CANCER UK.

I lost my father to prostate cancer two years ago. I still miss him daily and the loss affected me severely. I want to see further research in the field and better support for relatives.

To raise money, I am trekking in the Swedish mountains, 200K above the arctic circle. The route is 110km long and takes me and the other participants through some of the most beautiful landscapes the North has to offer. My dad tried to walk the route some years ago, but cut the route short.”

If you would like to support Tobias’, and contribute to the research to prevent and treat prostate cancer, visit the JustGiving page for the event. Any little helps!

What a fantastic year! Our sleigh braved the weather to make sure we visited as many streets in Hitchin as possible; and as usual we are greeted by the friendly and generous spirit of the people of Hitchin. Through our Christmas collections (with the help of Santa and his elves), plus our mulled wine stall we have raised over £4,000 which will be split between Hitchin Partnership plus Hitchin Samaritans.

Alongside many volunteers on the morning of Saturday 23rd (While Santa was dancing outside Waitrose), we helped Hitchin Partnership package and delver much needed food parcels to local people in need.

Our thanks go to everyone who contributed to our collections.

Happy New Year!


Santa and his elves
Mulled Wine Stall
Waitrose Carol Singers
Santas little helper
Preparing Christmas Parcels

Yesterday, we handed over our donations to Garden House Hospice, which we raised through the Christmas collections in Hitchin.

Garden House Hospice Care provides a wide range of services for patients, their carers, and families facing a life limiting illness.

Free specialist palliative care is provided for over 500 adults a year living with advanced cancer, motor neurone disease or other life limiting illness in our community of 230,000 people in North Hertfordshire, Stevenage, Royston and surrounding villages.

They need to raise over £3 million in total income every year so that they can run their services.

If you want to know more about Garden House Hospice, then read more on their website at