Northamptonshire Community Foundation are stamping out poverty one step at a time.
NCF is teaming up with Interdirect to lead a fundraising trek around the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. The 17K walk takes place on Saturday 8 September, setting off at 10am from the Brampton Halt in Chapel Brampton. Walkers will venture around Pitsford Reservoir, before returning to the Brampton Halt where participants will be welcomed with a hog roast, provided by McManus Pub Company, who have been great supporters of the Foundation.
Local businesses and individuals in the county are being invited to step up to the challenge and take part in the ‘Stamp out poverty’ walk and fundraise in groups of five. There is a registration cost of £30 for each walker (administrated by NCF) with all proceeds going directly to groups tackling poverty in Northamptonshire.
The individual or team that raises the most will receive a prize; other prizes will be available on the day.
Poverty is a growing concern in our county, with approximately 21,730 children and young people reportedly living in poverty in Northamptonshire. The recent research reveals that Northamptonshire has areas in the top 1 percent most deprived nationally for education and skills, income and employment, health, crime and housing.
Chris Harris spoke to NCF’s Rachel Rachel MacGrath about the walk: