We are delighted to welcome another group of volunteers to Home-Start Northampton.
Our new additions finished their preparation course last week and our trustees, Jenny and Angela, were on hand to present their well deserved certificates. Welcome to the team!
Thank you to Amazon Daventry for their very generous donation towards our volunteer training and support programme.
Volunteers are at the core of what we do, visiting families in their own homes weekly to provide friendship and support when and where needed, so it’s important that they are well looked after.
A huge THANK YOU to DASA at Barclaycard Northampton who have supported Home-Start Northampton throughout the year. They have raised an incredible amount of money …. In excess of £7,000. A special thank you must go to Andy Wood who has been a great support to our charity. Our Scheme Manager Bernie Barnes and PR Trustee Angela Draper went to receive the cheque just before Christmas which was presented by Marc Jagger Head of DASA – BPS. They were also invited to judge the department gingerbread house decorating competition which proved a difficult task as you can see by the photos! The teams were having great fun and a lot of competitive spirit was shown! The team kindly donated more money and the houses were donated to some of our families after the competition.
On a cold Sunday morning in October, Nicola Harris set off on yet another half marathon in Rugby through the disused Great Central railway and the closed town and country roads of Britain’s railway centre, this is a half marathon she didn’t want to miss. Not only for the beautiful scenery but this time she was doing it for Home-Start Northampton. Nicola decided that she could raise money for a worthwhile charity whilst doing something she really enjoys. She asked friends and family to guess home many steps it would take her to run the 13 miles. Her total was 20,538 in a great time of 1 hour 59.13 seconds. Thank You Nicola, we really appreciate your support.
Our parents had another lovely morning in the kitchens at Northampton College with First for Wellbeing. A big thank you to everyone that helped!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Dulux, who have donated £500 of vouchers for our families.
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM. A special mention and thanks must go to Rachel McGrath from Northamptonshire Community Foundation for presenting a very informative discussion on ‘Northamptonshire’s Hidden Needs’.
A REALLY big thankyou to the everyone at Barclaycard Northampton who supported our curry night fundraiser; we really couldn’t have done it without you. Alongisde the cake sale from last week, the total raised is over £5,500.
We’d also like to thank everyone that bought tickets to the event – it was a great night and we hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.
Big thanks also go to Councillor Aziz and all of the staff at Balti King for letting us host the event there.
Lastly, thank you to Austin Fraser, Blasons Sound and Vision Centre, Business Data Partners, Capgemini UK, Center Parcs UK Woburn Forest, Classix Design and Development Ltd, Gibbs Hybrid and Warner Edwards Distillery for donating raffle prizes.