Thank You

Mudlarks is very grateful for the assistance it has received from national and local organisations and individuals since its inception. This help has taken many forms including donations of money, equipment, materials and time.

We would like to acknowledge these contributions on this page. Thank you.

Christmas Raffle Donors – 2016


Bags of Life Competition – 2016


We won! Thank you to everyone who voted for us in Tesco’s #bagsofhelp competition. We look forward using the first prize of £12,000 to develop the Hertford Castle Grounds. Your support is amazing!

Award for the Cafe – 2016


Happy cafe staff! Proud winners at the Herts Life Food and Drink Awards 2016!

Morrisons Foundation Award – 2016


We have been awarded £10,000 by the Morrison’s Foundation – set up to make a positive difference to people by giving grants to charities undertaking projects that improve people’s lives. We certainly strive to do that at Mudlarks! Thank you Morrisons and everyone that supports us.

Standon Calling -2016


We are very proud to announce a £1000 donation to our local charity partner Mudlarks Community Garden! Huge thanks for your generosity in 2016 🎉

Hertfordshire Life Raffle -2016


Hertfordshire Life magazine held a drink raffle with all the money going to Mudlarks. The prize is a selection of wine worth £175 provided by wine2trade.

Thank You Ben – 2016


Huge congratulations and thanks to Ben who raised over £50 for Mudlarks with his coffee morning.

Glaxo Team Day 20 September 2016

Glaxo 2016

Our thanks to Pam and her GSK team who spent the day at our allotments. They have cleared pathways and rebuilt frames around the beds, carrying out a phenomenal amount of work.


Mrs Mugshot for photographs inside Mudlarks Garden Cafe

Summer Breeze 2016 sponsors Sagewell Residential Lettings and Tree Lovers and Hertford Town Football Club for the use of their ground.

Sele Farm Community Centre for hosting the Mudlarks spring Quiz.

3 Valleys School for donating to Mudlarks from their quiz night.

The Hertford Club and its performers for hosting a music night in aid of Mudlarks.

Top Pots 2016

A very useful supply of left over compost

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2015 Supporters

Thanks to all the local businesses that supported Mudlarks In 2015 with raffle prizes, fund raising and sponsorship.
Hertford Town FC
Fore Street Employment Agency
Hertford House Waitrose
Lulu’s Coffee
Hertford Theatre
Jane Maples Flowers
Love flowers
Gorgeous Cakes
Van Hagues
Chloe Hobbs Photography
Nuffield Health

Mudlarks Christmas Raffle 2015

Raffle prizes donated by:

Hertford House B&B
Lulu’s Coffee
Hertford Theatre
Secret Space
Guitar Studio
Jane Maples
Love Flowers
Gorgeous Cakes box of cup cakes
Van Hage
Chloe Hobbs Photographer
Boxed Christmas Cake
Nuffield Sports Centre

Seed Donation 2015

Thank you to Peter Vigus at Top pots Nursery for his huge donation of seeds for our allotments.

Hertford Town Football Club Charity Day September 2015

On Saturday 19 September Hertford Town FC hosted a charity day with their friends from Bengeo Tigers to raise money for two very worthy causes.

Mudlarks Community Gardens and Children With Cancer UK the beneficiaries of all funds raised on the day following on from the amazing success of our last charity day back in March this year.

Sainsbury’s Fundraising 2015/6

Sainsbury’s have chosen Mudlarks as their charity to support this year. They are hoping to raise £4-5,000 for us over the year by organising fundraising events. They are very enthusiastic and keen to organise as many events as possible for us.

Sainsbury Collection 2015
Collection at Sainsbury Hertford

Recycling Solution 2015

There is no council commercial recycling collection in Hertford, unlike the domestic recycling, so we have been driving our cafe recycling up to the recycling centre at Westmill. This has been tricky to manage, so we have been trying to find a better solution, and now we have one, thanks to Hertford’s community spirit.
Waitrose are going to recycle all our cans for us, The Six Templars are taking all our glass and Sainsburys are taking all our cardboard and plastic.
Thank you so much to all of these local businesses. You have helped us, and of course the environment!

NCS Team Company Day July 2015

Thank you so much to the fabulous NCS team who came and helped at the allotments and then ran such a fabulous fun day at The Meads for us. We really appreciate all of your help and hard work.

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Continuing Support and Pre-2015

Hertford Town Council for enabling Mudlarks to lease the site at the Cromwell Road Allotments

Big Lottery Fund:

£10,000 8 September 2009 – additional training for staff

£9,348 20 November 2012 – composting toilet

£9,426 10 November 2015 – woodlands project

Several organisations are continuing to use the Café: the Guidepost Trust are holding their ‘mates and dates’ events there, Carers in Herts are holding meetings there, Transition Hertford’s Food Swap is upstairs once a month.

Alan Fitzjohn for the supply and transportation of all our manure.

Castle Joinery for a large supply of wood.

Steven Johnson of Garden Barber for mulch and compost.

Steve Buck of The Urban Jungle for compost and plants.

O2 for a community grant of £1,000, and their help on a Company Day

Van Hage Garden Centres for the supply of bulbs and plants.

The Coop for a community grant of £1,000.

Andy Moreham of Rochfords for a huge supply of clay pots

SOP International for the supply of a large number of pallets

Greg Yoeman for the supply of a shed.

Luke Donoghue for the design of this website.

Carol Howard for a large donation of plants

Big Jim for a Ford Transit van

Nutwood Development Ltd for initial funding of £1,700. Without this money we could not have bought insurance to start the project or have been able to put together the planning application for our shed.

The Vegetable Planter Planner created by Owen Roberts of AllotmentsUK forum on

Jane Hodgson and Love Productions for donating the proceeds of their 9 November 2009 performance to Mudlarks.

Mike Donoghue for web authoring and publishing costs for 2009 through 2011 and web administration from October 2015 to December 2016, a large supply of planks and a replacement chemical toilet.

T-Mobile for their assistance on a company day

SKF for their assistance on a company day

East Herts Council funded our new tools and the raised beds, and first aid and risk assessment training.

3 Valleys Water, Veolia, gave us the money for the new orchard, through the Herts Community Foundation and planted it on a Company Day.

Councillor Sally Newton funded our gazebos, which are helping us to shelter in inclement weather.

We have won a grant from Grassroots through the Hertfordshire Community Foundation

Tesco for funding our 2009 Christmas Party.

James and Richard for storing our shed for over two years and Kevin who looked after it until it was finally reassembled on site in 2010.

In 2010 we erected a greenhouse which was funded by the Ernest Ingham Charitable Trust.

2010 donations received from Eileen Treacy, Antony Henn from Gardensforlife, and Nutwood Constructions.

Keith Seaman, an ecologist who carried out our reptile survey.

East Herts District Council and Hertford Town Council for funding our 2010 summer scheme.

The Hertford 10k runners who kindly raised funds for Mudlarks, particularly Rupert Tapin for organising everyone.

A huge thank you to Alan Fitzjohn who yet again let us borrow his truck and gave us 2 loads of manure and straw bales for the site.

Santander who provided a cheque for £5,010 to build our eco-shed.

Andrew Goodman, who has given hours of his time, knowledge and expertise over the last 4 years. Andrew is an architect and has his own company, Goodarchitecture, in Hertford. He designed our shed and put in the planning application in 2007, and has helped at every stage of the journey. Andrew completed the planning application for us, spoke out in consultations and to the council, and has finally seen his shed built

Jon Durbin, Regional Director of Capita Symonds, put together the planning appeal for us, donating a huge amount of his time and experience.

Ridgemond Training who helped us construct the ramp and eco-shed in 2010

East Herts District Council for £2,963 to buy raised beds

Lombard Technical Services for their assistance on two Company Days in 2010.

Councillor Hilary Durbin who has supported us throughout the last few years and is now on our management committee.

Wood burning stove from Percy Doughtys.

Pipe from MMF Ltd.

Flue from SFL Flues Ltd.

A huge thank you to John Dyson who organised the installation of the wood burning stove and fitted it over a weekend in 2010.

Personal donations from Mr Larman, Mr Stoker, and the Doohans totalling £90.

The Mudlarks Music Night raised over £ 1,000. Our thanks to all the bands who performed and all those who attended.

Nutwood Construction £50.

Students from Lakeside School who planted our edible hedge.

Several unnamed wedding donations £26.

Mary Gomm, wedding donation £336.

Jonathan Miller, Dawg Records £70.

Nazeing Golf Club (Diners Cup members) £220.

Students from the Hertford Regional College, under the guidance of their tutor Mark Smith, built us wonderful new gates and a new compost bin in 2011.

Andrew Tappin who through the Ernest Ingham Charitable Trust donated £500 for our new trailer in 2011.

Bob Larman

Julia Rizzi

Diane Crosston

Dawg Records

Lombard Technical Services for two Company Days and materials

John Lewis for a six month secondment of a member of staff

Our residential and allotment neighbours who have provided assistance, the highly vocal and enthusiastic promoters of our cause at public meetings, district and county councillors who have lent their support and the many people who regularly pass through our site and stop to ask about progress and offer their encouragement.