Neil Carroll – Founder

My name is Neil Carroll, I was born in Hatfield in 1973 and have been brought up here my whole life. My mum and dad were also born and raised in Hatfield and are still living here today. 
I went to Hazel Grove & Onslow St Audrey’s School before attending Oaklands college where I left as a landscape Gardner. I’ve been married for 18 years to Cloreine who is also a trustee of Love Hatfield, and together we have 4 lovely children all in Hatfield education.
I have a property business and a shop – Garden Village Stores in Hatfield. 

Over the years, I have done what I can to support the community we live in, but I now feel it’s time to step it up a notch and really make a difference. With your help, hand in hand we can have a huge impact on our community for the better. 

Love Hatfield begins its journey now. Our charity from the heart of the community.

David Bullock
I am the current Headteacher at Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield. I lived at St Audrey’s Close, in South Hatfield as a child and my Dad worked at the Box Factory behind Green Lanes School before moving to work at British Aerospace. My Mum worked as a hairdresser around Hatfield and both my sister and I attended St Phillip Howard Primary School. I still live locally and am delighted to have been asked to support this fantastic new charity which will benefit the Hatfield community greatly.

Michelle Lennox
My dad came down from Glasgow in the early 1960’s for work and never went back, he loved Hatfield and its people so much. I was born and brought up in Birchwood. I have fond memories of going to Birchwood nursery, Salisbury Infants, Gasgoyne Cecil and Onslow – which all have different names now.

I had just turned 17 when I started a temporary job and 36 years later am still there! I am really looking forward to being involved with this new charity helping the people of Hatfield.

Neil C. Beretta
I am a Business Development Director for SAP Success Factors, part of a Global multibillion-pound organisation. I’m also an advocate of their diversity and inclusion program and am the principle lead of their annual Golf for Autism Charity Event.
My family have been part of the Hatfield community for over 60 years, and I myself, moved back to the area over 10 years ago where my family, with 4 children, flourish in local schools, associations, clubs, teams & circles of friends; attributes I feel, make Hatfield Great.
This is a great town that I am proud to be a part of, and I feel honoured to have been asked to support this cause and give something back.

Pauline Carroll
My name is Pauline Carroll, I grew up and still currently live in South Hatfield. I went to Hazelgrove School and then onto St Audreys. As a single mum, I can relate to the struggles financially and emotionally of being a lone parent. Since the age of 17, I have mostly worked within the local area. I also help the elderly on a voluntary basis and I am very much looking forward to helping make this charity a success for the local community of Hatfield.

Carl Welch
My name is Carl Welch and I own CW Carpets Ltd which is based in Hatfield Town Centre and has been around for over 30 years. I was born in Hatfield at worked at St Johns for a period of time. I volunteered at the YC Centre for 33 years and also volunteered at the gateway club for a number of years.  

Cloreine Carroll
My name is Cloreine Carroll, I grew up and have always lived in Hatfield. I went to Birchwood primary then on to Bishops Hatfield Girls School. I have always worked in Hatfield and am now a proud mother of 4 children all of which attend schools locally in Hatfield. I look forward to seeing this charity grow to help the people within a town I have always belonged to.

Peter Oakly
Hello, my name is Peter Oakley and I moved to Hatfield 27 years ago. I started working for Welwyn/Hatfield council about 18 years ago; originally as a carpenter, and for the last 5 years as a repairs inspector. Over these years Hatfield has become my home and the people of Hatfield have become my friends and family. It is a place full of good people that I’m proud to call home.

Laura McDonald
I have lived in Hatfield all my life and grew up in South Hatfield. I went to Hazelgrove Primary School then onto St Audrey’s. I left school at 16 and worked in Hatfield Town Centre as a ladies hairdresser. I went on to work for my self locating my self in Friendship House where I rented a room. There with the help of some friends I did many fundraising events to keep Friendship House afloat. I look forward to helping our community further working with Love Hatfield.

Justin Burges
My name is Justin James Burgess and I work as the 6th Generation in my family business J.J.Burgess & Sons who are an Independent Family Funeral Directors who have been in business in Hatfield since 1700.
I am a big supporter of all things Hatfield, a town where my family have lived and worked for many many generations.
I believe it is so important to give back to the community who without whom my business would not have existed for all these years.

Sarah Carroll
My name is Sarah Carroll. I am married and a proud mum to 4 beautiful children.
I have lived in Hatfield all my life and been living in the Hatfield Garden Village area for the past 20 years.
I currently work as a sales assistant in retail.
I am delighted to have been asked to be a trustee for this new and exciting charity, and look forward to being able to give something back to our wonderful town to help our community thrive and work together as one!

John Hawthorne
My name is John Hawthorne. I am Hatfield born and bred since 1956. My mother was born in Hatfield Park. I created a page on Facebook called ‘Hatfield of Yesteryear’ where people can share pictures and stories of Hatfield from years gone by. It’s a very popular page and I recommend you all take a look. I am also a keen photographer and love the history of Hatfield.
I’m very pleased to be involved with this new charity.

Gill Williams
Hi, my name is Gill Williams (nee Webster). I have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren. I am Hatfield born and bred, originally Birchwood but Roe Hill area for 33 years now. I have worked at the Horse and Groom p.h in the old town for 25 years so I think that makes me a good listener (with the odd bit of counselling thrown in). I’ve done a fair bit of charity fundraising over the years so I am looking forward to being able to help with this amazing new charity – Love Hatfield.

and finally, all the residents of Hatfield who help us along the way by supporting and helping our local community.

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