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Woodside Centre closed from 12pm on 28 September

The Woodside Centre will be closed from 12pm on Friday 28 September when staff, trustees and patrons will be having a party to celebrate our 60th birthday!
19 September 2018

CIT to support HAD this year

Good news on the fundraising front: our computer consultants, Complete IT, are supporting HAD during our 60th anniversary year..
26 July 2018

HAD's 60th anniversary Open Day

Here's a date for your diary: Friday 28th September 2018. Come and celebrate HAD's 60th birthday and see how we are preparing for the future.
20 July 2018

Anyone for tennis?

Keen golfer David Williams swapped sports and enjoyed an action packed opening day at Wimbledon with his wife Angela recently. David successfully bid for two centre court tickets at HAD's annual golf day last year. Here's Angela's account of how the day went...
5 July 2018

Harpenden school learns about life in a wheelchair

HAD's wheelchair awareness initiative, The Big Push, was rolled out recently at Roundwood Primary School in Harpenden. The initiative involves children and adults spending some time in a wheelchair and seeing life from a disabled person's perspective.
26 June 2018

Chicago blues comes to Ware

Local blues band and HAD supporters The Untouchables will be playing their Chicago-inspired 1950's and 60's repertoire at Ware's Southern Maltings venue on Saturday 16 June.
5 June 2018

Equipment Centre gets a make-over

HAD's equipment centre has undergone a speedy spring-clean and re-fit recently. Work started at the centre, which stocks a huge range of mobility products, at the end of April and was completed two weeks later.
23 May 2018

Big charity quiz raises big money for HAD

The question is how can a charity quiz night raise over £8,500 for HAD? When there has been a lot of hard work and dedication by Potters Bar-based entrepreneurial family company, RO Group, the answer is easy.
27 April 2018
HAD 60th Anniversary

HAD closing Saturday service

It is with regret that HAD must announce that as of the first of May this year we will no longer be opening on Saturdays
13 April 2018

Peter's Easter 'eggstravaganza'

Peter Thomas had a sweet surprise when he popped into his local pub on Easter Monday. The retired pharmaceutical consultant from Harpenden visited the Old Bell in Luton Road to discover he had won an 11kg Swiss chocolate egg.
9 April 2018

Staff meeting, Friday 13 April

Please be advised that the Woodside Centre will not open until 10am on Friday 13 April due to a staff meeting.
6 April 2018

Why Dan's a good egg

It takes a big man to handle a big egg. Luckily Dan Graham is well qualified. Dan, from Stevenage, is shop manager at Woolmer Green chocolatier Lessiter's who have been supplying a giant 11kg Swiss chocolate egg to HAD for twelve years.
23 March 2018

HAD Chief Executive Annabelle Waterfield passes away

HAD is coming to terms with the death of our inspirational Chief Executive of 30 years, Annabelle Waterfield. Annabelle passed away on 27 February and had been living with cancer for 18 months.
6 March 2018

Front office staff shortage, Monday 5 March

Due to staff shortages and illness the front office/main switchboard is unmanned this afternoon, 5 March.
5 March 2018

Golfers looking forward to October 10 date at The Hertfordshire  

To celebrate HAD's 60th anniversary our 12th annual Golf Day takes place at the magnificent Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club on Wednesday October 10.
27 February 2018

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