Northamptonshire Health Charity is delighted to announce a significant milestone in its campaign to enhance the outdoor facilities for young patients at Northampton General Hospital (NGH). Thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Nunney family, who organised the ‘Strictly Sebastian’ fundraising event in memory of their son Sebastian, the charity has received a substantial donation towards its goal of raising over £250,000 for the Disney and Paddington wards' outdoor play area.The existing outdoor space, serving as the sole play area for children across the hospital, has long needed an update to make it more suitable. With the support of the...

Discover Northamptonshire are working in partnership with the Northamptonshire Family History Society, with support from Wicksteed Park to hold a Heritage Fair on Sunday 28 April at Wicksteed Park.History, heritage, and visitor attractions will be celebrated as part of the Heritage Fair.  The event will be officially opened at 11am by Councillor Barbara Jenney, Chairman of North Northamptonshire Council. Mr Oliver Wicksteed and wife will also be in attendance.Cllr Helen Howell, Deputy Leader of North Northamptonshire Council and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:“This is a great opportunity for the public to come and find out more...

A brand-new innovative coworking event being held at Northampton’s Vulcan Works aims to bring together solo entrepreneurs and freelancers and tackle isolation and loneliness at work.Cowork Club is about connecting self-employed microbusiness owners once a month in a one-day event that combines networking and coworking.Organisers Penni and Jo Pickering want to create a community of freelancers who can use the event to meet new people, solve challenges and share ideas.Penni, who is a web developer, said: “Cowork Club is about the magic that happens when you bring freelancers and microbusiness owners together and we’ve started it because it’s something that...

Founder of No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents CIC Milly Fyfe is reflecting on the success of the social enterprise since it’s formation one year ago.No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents provides a connection between food grown in the UK and how to make a tasty meal from scratch with easy to follow recipe ideas, promoting what is in season and interviews with UK farmers and growers. The aim is to help more people to come away from a reliance on ultra processed food, which will improve health and nutrition as well as supporting the farming community with promotion of...

Reducing traffic and congestion during busy school runs is the latest sustainable transport initiative unveiled by the team at Hanwood Park in Northamptonshire.Hanwood Park, a housing development on the eastern edge of Kettering in Barton Seagrave, has teamed up with school transport platform HomeRun to help parents at local schools reduce their car usage, plan ahead and share journeys.Southfield School and Hayfield Cross Primary School have signed up to pilot the app, with other nearby schools on track to soon do the same.Richard Albert, headteacher of Hayfield Cross Primary School, said: "We are really pleased to be able to support...

Northampton Saints Foundation celebrated their annual Foundation Day on 29th March 2024. An event which saw over 100 volunteers, Northampton Saints squad and community unite, to raise £59,140 (to date), helping to provide life changing opportunities for people across the county and beyond.Taking place when Northampton Saints faced Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership, the fundraising event saw cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens come to life with various fundraising activities.Northampton Saints players showed their support wearing specially branded Foundation playing shirts, signing items and taking selfies for donations, while free flags were handed out to supporters.As the charity arm of Northampton...

A print designer based at Northampton’s Vulcan Works has said that the workspace has provided a peaceful, professional base for her business to flourish.Catherine Wise, who runs Catherine Wise Print Design, was one of the first tenants to move into the building in the town’s Cultural Quarter when it opened last year.The mother-of-two was looking for a dual-purpose space outside of home – a studio for her artwork and a digital desktop for her computer aided design.In Vulcan Works she found the perfect package and more, with the additional benefits of coworking spaces, meeting rooms and an outside courtyard.Catherine said:...

Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts (BHVA), a renowned leader in creative arts coaching and mentoring, today announced a significant rebrand and strategic expansion to include business-to-business (B2B) services. This evolution reflects the company's commitment to empowering voices, fostering creativity, and transforming lives through the arts, while reaching out to new markets and sectors.BHVA’s Academies has now become Amplify, as it is designed to be a spring board to amplify creative talents from beginners to professionals. Arts4All remains the same, but with a clear focus on Learning for schools and individuals, and Health. A new division, Academy, has arrived, offering comprehensive...

Northamptonshire Health Charity (NHCF) is excited to team up with the Northampton 10K event happening on May 26, 2024. We're inviting businesses in the area to get involved and support this great cause. By joining, businesses can show they care about the community and help make healthcare better.To take part, participants just need to commit to raising at least £150 through sponsorship. It's not just about running; it's about making a difference for Northampton General Hospital, Kettering General Hospital, and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. This is your chance to support a great cause and get fit at the same...

A town centre workspace and creativity hub has been shortlisted for two prestigious local business awards.Vulcan Works, which offers office space, coworking opportunities and business support from its base in Northampton’s Cultural Quarter, is a finalist in two categories of the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards which recognise industrious, hardworking and enterprising small and medium sized businesses.The centre is up for the Business Innovation Award, which celebrates companies doing something new, different, smarter or better that will make a positive difference, and also shortlisted for the Positive Impact Award, which is looking for those who are innovating and adapting their business...

Taking place at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens, when Northampton Saints play Saracens, in the Gallagher Premiership, on 29th March, the event will promises to be a memorable occasion.Established in 2018, Northampton Saints Foundation uses the values of rugby and the power of sport to inspire, support and education people across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Ipswich.Their annual event aims to raise awareness and crucial funds, to support young people on their education and social inclusion programmes.Attendees can expect to be greeted with free flags, courtesy of flag sponsor Approved Business Finance, as they enter the stadium. Northampton Saints players will...