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20th Oct 2019 – SG14 Hertford Castle 8km Run

By 27th July 2019 August 19th, 2019 Events, Featured Events

We’re delighted to announce that we’re launching our first event in Hertford as part of our Hertfordshire-wide campaign to get towns active. In Hertford we’ve partnered up with Hertford House Hotel for this event, having already set up a free weekly running club hosted by them, it’s a natural next step for us to find more ways of bringing the Your Town CIC energy to the town together.

All profits from ticket sales go directly to supporting the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters – who bring happiness and joy to local people through their creative charitable fundraising exploits!

The route involves an 8km loop out into the Hertfordshire countryside along the Cole Green Way, half on pavement, half on trails.

We encourage everyone to join us at Hertford Castle on the day of the event to cheer the runners on and get involved in bringing a positive energy to Hertford.

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The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters was formed by a group of 20 friends with a passion for crafting in January 2017 to create Christmas post box toppers for 27 post boxes in Hertford with the aim of bringing a smile to Hertford and fundraising for Isabel Hospice

Following on from the success of the Christmas post box toppers which delighted Hertford and raised over £14,000 for Isabel Hospice we decided to set about knitting crocheting and crafting over 15,000 poppies and sewing them to netting to cascade from the top of Hertford Castle to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day – we put the word out and quickly expanded from 20 to over 150 and after 10 months we were delighted to be able fulfil our vision and create a very fitting tribute which raised over £17,000 for the Royal British Legion

In addition to this in 2018 some of the original group recreated the Christmas post box toppers and raised a further £5,000 for Isabel Hospice

Following on from its successes the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters has agreed to the following objectives for the group:

  • Bringing joy to Hertford
  • Engendering community spirit
  • Fundraising for local charities

We have just finished the latest secret yarnbomb which saw about 60 (out of the 108 of us) of us descend on Parliament Square, Hertford at 3am on 24thJuly to install an “Enchanted Wonderland” for children starting their summer holidays. To date we have raised over £15K for CHIPS (Children’s Integrated Playschemes)

SSOHC has also helped its members form new friendships with like minded people meeting together weekly to craft and socialise together and we have already started on the next secret project.


We’re delighted to be bringing this event to life with an amazing range of local partners, including Hertford House, Handelsbanken and Longmores Solicitors. You can learn more about all those involved by clicking on their logos below.


Our county-wide partners help to make all this possible! We are incredibly grateful for all their support and belief in the power of bringing communities together.


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