Ann Parkinson, born in Harpenden, has been involved in supporting many charities in the county and at national level. Founder of Action on Addiction, Honorary Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Paul Harris Fellow, Former Chairman of the Arts Society, and Chairman and Governor of various other charities.
Tilehouse Counselling invited me to be a Patron many years ago. The services they provide have met the mental health needs of many people in Hitchin and continue to expand these services yearly with great success. My own involvement in the field of mental health has enabled me to advise and support them in their excellent work, and to give them financial backing as Chairman of The Jarvis Charitable Trust.