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Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award. Lee and Lorraine Lewis, from Northampton, are sending over 2,500 gifts a month to cancer patients in hospitals across the Midlands […]

Café Track has been shortlisted for the Community Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards 2020. A record breaking 64,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 126 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide. Community organisations and role models […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation, working in partnership with Heart of Bucks Community Foundation has just awarded £112,500 to community projects across South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale District Council areas, to help children, young people and adults be inspired to stay active and improve health and wellbeing. This is the second and final year of the London […]

A Northamptonshire events expert is launching the county’s first Business Online Showcase and has chosen to fundraise for Age UK Northamptonshire, who supported her family when they needed it most.   The exhibition-style networking event is set to take place this Wednesday, 29 July with two sessions: 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00. A £5 entrance fee will apply for participants, all of which is being generously donated to Age UK Northamptonshire.   Kerry Bate, who runs Polka Dot Events, has a […]

Northampton College has confirmed it will continue to offer free meals to the most vulnerable 16 to 18-year-old students over the summer holidays. The government was forced into a U-turn on its decision not to provide free lunch vouchers to school pupils during August following a campaign led by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford. […]

Three of Age UK Northamptonshire’s eight charity shops will reopen on Monday 6th July following Government guidance on the easing of lockdown. After careful consideration, the charity has taken the decision to open three of the larger charity shops, where social distancing measures can be implemented safely. Two Northampton shops; 14 Alexandra Terrace, Kingsthorpe and […]

Chefs at an award-winning Northampton restaurant have come up with a special blend of herbs and spices to create the perfect dish for Cobblers fans ahead of Northampton Town’s appearance at Wembley on Monday. The team at Saffron, in Castilian Street, have created the Cobbler Curry in honour of Keith Curle’s promotion-hunting side and the […]

Following the government announcement that libraries are able to re-open to the public in early July, Northamptonshire Libraries will be introducing a phased reopening to ensure the safety of both staff and customers. From Monday, 6 July, seven of the county’s libraries will reopen to ensure accessibility for the maximum number of customers. The libraries […]

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire are concerned about those under the shielded list. They need your support, to spread the word and help to identify where the Unmet Need might be and how they can assist in meeting individual vulnerability across Northampton. As lockdown restrictions ease, people start to return to work and adapt to the new normal, […]

Firefighters in Northamptonshire have contributed more than 700 hours of support for the work of East Midlands Ambulance Service during the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 12 firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service began training in certain specialist functions with EMAS two months ago. Since April, they have carried out over 70 shifts, working […]


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