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To celebrate the work that so many volunteers are doing during this pandemic to help their neighbours, Northamptonshire ACRE is launching Northamptonshire’s “COVID-19 Community Champions”. Northamptonshire ACRE recognises the amazing work that the County’s groups of volunteers are doing to support the more vulnerable members of their community during these unprecedented times. These groups are […]

It is the time of year that preparations would be under way to welcome you and your family to The Racecourse on Carnival Day and you would be getting ready to take part in or witness another spectacular Carnival Parade! To ensure that communities are kept safe in the midst of this global pandemic, the […]

National Volunteer Week takes place this week (1st-7th June) and is all about celebrating those in our community who give their time to help good causes. Particularly during the COVID-19 Outbreak, volunteers are the backbone of so many great projects and services being offered up. Whether that’s ongoing charity work for organisations such as The […]

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, […]


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