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Age UK Northamptonshire welcomed a donation of over 100 letters from pupils at Abbeyfield school in Mereway, Northampton. They have now been delivered to older people across Northamptonshire and have bought joy and happiness to older people who are isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Before the school closed its doors following Government guidance, students decided to turn their attention to helping support older people in their community. They raised £1082 through a […]

Covid-19 is having a massive impact on the volunteer and charity sector, with most organisations not being able to fund-raise or rely on regular donations due to being forced to close their doors during lockdown. While volunteer opportunities are slim, the NHS is still calling for volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering with healthcare can find […]

Residents of Boughton’s spirits were buoyed this weekend when a 14-foot dinosaur visited the Northamptonshire village this weekend. Taking inspiration from those dressing up as superheros on their government-allocated one piece of exercise per day, 47 year-old Darren Smith walked round the village as Reggie the Rex. The costume that he wears can roar and […]

A care home hit by a shortage of vital equipment needed in the fight against coronavirus has hailed the donation of masks, gloves and hand sanitizer by Northampton College – saying it will ‘help keep staff safe’. Balmoral Place, in Kingsthorpe, hit national headlines at the weekend when it was revealed staff were facing a […]

Northampton Town Football Club and the Northampton Town Community Trust are supporting the local community through the coronavirus outbreak through the ‘Keep Calm and Cobbler on’ programme of events.​ The following work is being undertaken:​​The club’s Community Trust have set up a phone-based befriending service for older and vulnerable people in the community. They will […]

Youth charity The Lowdown are still working to provide emotional support to young people and their families and are working hard to keep services running as smoothly as possible. Enquiries, as always, can be sent to [email protected] to be managed remotely by admin staff, or you can call them weekdays 9-6 on 01604634385. Self-Referrals will […]

Volunteers at the Northampton Hope Centre are continuing to support the needs of those who are living in poverty and on the streets of Northampton during this crisis. From Sunday 30th March, all of Northampton’s homeless community had been offered hotel accommodation which was secured in partnership with Northampton Borough Council. They are now working […]

In a time of uncertainty, with businesses forced to close or adapt to the current lockdown and quarantining measures, the government has released a range of schemes that should help all businesses, large or small, to get back on their feet by the end of it. There are a number of schemes available, and these […]

Age UK Northamptonshire has adapted their services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the most vulnerable across Northamptonshire but is still in need of support from the community to keep older people safe and well. An appeal for donations of essential supplies has been launched with the collection point located at the Venton Centre, York Road, Northampton, NN1 5QG.   The locally registered and […]

UPDATE 30/03/20: Charities and community groups supporting vulnerable people across the county can now apply for funding grants of up to £3000. For more information and how to apply, click here, or listen below. Over the last 19 years, Northamptonshire Community Foundation has played a crucial role in supporting the local community and the outbreak […]