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Last June, over 45,000 people from Northampton took part in one of the 752 Big Lunch community events that happened across the region. One such event was organised by writer and community champion Laura Graham, who is now fronting a campaign encouraging people to stay connected during lockdown. Laura is the face, and the voice, […]

12 Nights in Lockdown is Shakespeare’s 12th Night as you’ve never seen it before showcasing a socially distanced cast from The Duston Players and CLICK Arts.  12th Night’s story including false identity, unrequited love, obsession and ambition places Illyria comfortably in the 2020 world of online media, catfishing and a world where image is everything […]

Last week, Age UK Northamptonshire launched their Hydration and Nutrition Campaign to help older people in the county keep healthy and hydrated during the hot weather. With the older population being asked to isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak, Age UK Northamptonshire are keen to ensure that crucial elements of health and wellbeing are maintained. Dehydration […]

The Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenancy Emergency Fund was established to raise money for our NHS, local foodbanks and essential services helping hospitals and patients at this time of national crisis. To date, the fund has awarded £12,500 over two rounds to help support such services that have seen a major increase in demand since the outbreak […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation has funded 35 projects to the amount of £123,238 in order help provide a support network to keep people’s emotional and mental wellbeing on track as well as providing a safety net for vulnerable residents. Rachel McGrath, Deputy CEO said: “During Mental Health Awareness Week, we wish to highlight the urgent need […]

 The lowdown are hosting their first virtual fundraiser this Saturday from 4pm. Lowdown’s afternoon tea is something you can do with your household members or online with other friends and family members. From the comfort of your own home, you can have a tea party with your household members or you can host a virtual […]

Baby Basics Northampton is a charity which aims to support families who are in greatest need in Northants. Moses baskets are filled with essential baby essentials to new mums in need. They receive referrals from health professionals such as health visitors and midwives and rely on donations of second-hand but good condition baby clothes, towels, […]

Building upon the digital outreach they have produced since their venues were forced to close six weeks ago, Royal & Derngate has launched Royal & Derngate at home, a digital platform packed with creative content for audiences to watch, join in with and share from their homes. Showcasing all areas of the theatre’s broad programme, […]

Scrubs Up For Northants NHS are  group of over 1000 volunteers who are cutting, sewing and delivering scrubs to NHS organisations and care home staff across the county. Jakki and Cat are area-coordinators for the group. “The group started in the middle of March. We’re funded through donations via our Just Giving page or donations […]

An anonymous £600 donation from the husband of a coronavirus survivor has seen NHS heroes fighting on the frontline of COVID-19 at Northampton General Hospital treated to a slap-up curry. Staff at NGH tucked in to onion bhajis, chicken tikka masala and pilau rice provided by Saffron restaurant in Castilian Street following the cash gift […]


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