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An Update from the Nene Valley Railway

The big news for the coming season from Nene Valley Railway is undoubtedly the return to the railway of Thomas after an absence of 2 years while he was rebuilt .effeab8624d59ca7d68ec359477ee51e
Final completion is now dependent on his boiler returning as scheduled in the 2nd week of February. Provided this goes to plan his first event will be a ‘VIP weekend’ for the Friends of Thomas scheduled for early June. Tickets for this will only be available to those who have bought a “Friends of Thomas” pack (and their families). After this event there will be public appearances where everyone can buy a ticket.

More dates for the diary include:

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In addition there will be:

Santa Specials (2016) 26th November to 24th December
Winter Warmers 27/31st December, 1/2/8th January 2017

Please note that all these events (and especially the Thomas events) are subject to confirmation. Please check on the website www.nvr.org.uk before travelling

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More details can be gained from Jerry Thurston on 01708 784444
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Northampton Firm Completes Company Buy-In

Expert negotiators based in Northampton have helped complete the management buy-in of an architectural and structural firm.

Watersheds, a company of corporate finance specialists located on South Bridge Road, arranged the sale of Long Engineering Limited.Lance Harris and Wendy Lam

The structural steel fabricators, based in Bristol, has been acquired by a group of businessmen from the city.

The deal will enable the business, which specialises in bespoke architectural products for the construction industry, to continue to grow and prosper.

The company, known for producing high-quality bespoke balconies, balustrades and staircases to construction companies, was acquired by Lance Harris in 2004 through a management buy-in.

During his 11 years at the helm, Lance has grown the business successfully, working with some of the country’s leading house builders and construction companies in the south west, including Barratt Homes, Crest Nicholson, Wates and Balfour Beatty.

When the time came to think about retirement, Lance appointed Watersheds to help find a suitable buyer which would secure the future of the business and allow him to spend more time with his family.

Lance said: “Watersheds worked with me to ensure that the deal was completed smoothly without impacting the running of and the performance of the business during the period. They added significant value by proactively project managing the process between the various parties so that, in spite of a few hiccups along the way, the deal completed when it could easily have been derailed.
“They understood my circumstances for a speedy sale and ensured constant communication as well as managed the process from beginning to end. As a result, I am able to exit the business cleanly and enjoy quality time with my family.”

 
The new owners want to diversify their portfolio of existing businesses. They see the potential to grow Long Engineering, utilising the strong management team already in place, and build on the strong foundations that Lance has built.

 
Wendy Lam from Watersheds said: “Selling a private business can often be an emotional, and sometimes frustrating, journey for our clients.

 
“We aim to be there with them every step of the way, through rough and smooth, to ensure that we obtain the outcome that we all require at the end; a successful sale of the business. I am delighted that we have been able to deliver a successful outcome for Lance that will allow him to retire, and leave the business in safe hands.”

The Bestbuys Search is on for a ‘Charity of the Year!’

Calling all local charities, would you like to give your fundraising efforts a big boost this year?

If the answer is yes, then Northamptonshire business Bestbuys wants to hear from you!

Bighearted Bestbuys is searching for a local charity to love. The chosen charity will become its official ‘charity of the year’ partner, from 14th February, St Valentine’s Day.11041768_856507324391458_6631835899697793765_n

Based at Nene Court in Wellingborough for 25 years and in business for over 33 years, Bestbuys is one of the area’s best-known local retailers. As an integral and well-established part of the local community, this year the family-owned company wants to ‘give something back’ through raising awareness and generating funds for a deserving local charity or organisation.

Joe Wassiliauskas Bestbuys director said: “As an independent, local business we pride ourselves on customer service and looking after people, so this year we’ve decided to take it a step further by introducing a ‘Charity of the Year’. We hope this new initiative will give us the chance to make a real difference to a deserving charity or group in the area to boost their fundraising achievements.”

Bestbuys is looking to work with a proactive local charity that has lots of exciting, creative ideas and is calling for nominations from the community.

The chosen charity will benefit from Bestbuys support, branding on Bestbuys’ marketing collateral and website, in-store placement, social media activity, presence at Bestbuys’ events and prize donations for fundraising events.249166_400122230029972_1103919827_n

If you have a charity close to your heart or you work with a local charity that you would like to put forward please get in touch, Bestbuys would love to hear why your charity should be its ‘Charity of the Year’. You can put charities forward via Facebook and as Bestbuys is looking for a charity to love the decision will be made and announced on Facebook on Valentine’s Day. Alternatively contact: Rocket Creative on Tel: 01604 250 900 or email charity@rocket-creative.com.

Styling Your Home to Make the Most of Summer

If you’ve got a conservatory, garden room or patio area in your home, you want to get that summer feeling all year round.

The good news is that it only takes a couple of key pieces to give your space a fashion-forward overhaul. Different furniture can give any area a whole new look and eye-catching fabrics and textures can become a focal point to wow friends and family.

Rattan and cane remains a popular furniture option and the right fabric choice can transform any frame. That’s why Daro, the leading name in wicker furniture for the home and garden, is now exclusively offering Laura Ashley fabrics across its entire 2016 range.Balmoral

As we all know, Laura Ashley is a name synonymous with quintessentially English elegance in home decorating and now home-lovers can take advantage of combining these lavish fabric styles with either a classic or modern furniture frame option to match the exact requirements.

So while colour trends in decorating are always changing (think 1970’s avocado), there are some classic colours and styles that remain timeless, including the soft, traditional Laura Ashley florals such as the Honeysuckle and Camomile, which could be combined with a modern Abington frame. Or why not bring a traditional cane frame right up to date with a contemporary stripe like the Hadley Seastrip or give a room a cottage feel with the beautiful Josette duck egg fabric.

James Brown Daro Director said: “The iconic Laura Ashley look is very distinctive and extremely stylish, regardless of whether your preference is their renowned floral designs or a classic fabric. The option to mix classic and contemporary fabrics and frames means that anyone can create their own unique look to complement any indoor or outdoor space.”
Daro has a network of stockists throughout the UK. To find your nearest stockist visit (www.daro-cane.co.uk).

To see how versatile this new range is simply go to www.daro-cane.co.uk and match your favourite furniture frames to your ideal fabric.

Trends for Spring/Summer 2016 from Lesley Clarke Style Advisor

Whether you’re a follower of fashion or more of a classic dresser, it’s nice to know what’s going to be current in the shops for the coming season, so here’s some ideas if you want to get ahead of the game or just want a few pointers in which direction you might go to update your wardrobe…
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One prediction I’m making is that you’ll see more metallic around – that could be in footwear, your handbag, or even your coat, although I’m not sure I’ll be recommending that one!

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Supergra £55

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Kin from John Lewis, cross body bag £59

On a more down-to-earth note, invest in a pair of loafers. You will see them being worn with anything from jeans to dresses. Selfridges have over 300 to choose from. Whilst they are going to be popular in S/S 16, I think they are quite a timeless classic, so it’s worth investing in a decent pair. Another footwear trend that continues to grow strong is the chunky sandal – it started an appearance in 2014 and has grown in popularity, definitely one to invest in this summer. The new design of shoe that you’ll start to see around is based on the Moroccan ‘Babouche’, a flat slipper like shoe with an exaggerated pointy toe – like these…

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The next trend I’d like to touch upon is a personal favourite – the striped top! I have many, but you can’t go wrong with a classic Breton! This season we’ll be seeing more colourful stripes and some wider variations – be wary, they won’t suit everyone! However, great choice of top if you’re a pear shape. There will also be lots of checks and spots about.

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Boden £39.50

Frills will be around as part of the romantic look but don’t go too frilly, particularly if you’ve got a more angular body or face shape. If that’s the case, you’d be better off embracing the ‘Prairie’ look and wearing a checked shirt, possibly with a denim skirts, which will be popular.

Bags will continue to be smaller but practical, so a tick for cross-body bags and rucksacks. You’ll even see the reappearance of the ‘bum’ bag, can you believe?

What about jewellery? – think chunky bracelets (not the best accessory for avid keyboard users) but don’t go too wild, keep it in proportion to your bone structure.

If you’ve got the body shape for it (i.e. a waist and not too generous hips) embrace the pocketed field jacket – very practical if you’ve got that smaller bag!!

And what about knitwear; look for interesting detail – asymmetric cuts (great for apple shaped bodies), swooping backs (great if you want to hide your bum!), knots, pleats, ties, twists. They will create interest to your outfit and be more avant garde than just last year’s ‘plain’ jumper. You’ll also spot ‘stringy’ vests out there!

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Zara £19.99

Lingerie will make an appearance – underwear being worn as outerwear, team with black tailoring.
Apart from rose quartz and serenity, the pantone colour for S/S 16, there will be lots of juicy orange, very youthful and cheerful!

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Boden silk top £79

And finally, why not bear your shoulders? They are the new erogenous zone for S/S 16, especially if worn with a halter neck tie.

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Zara £22.90

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The Job Show – TV ‘live on air’ – Launching Today!

The Nationwide recruitment and careers event The Job Show™ are delighted to announce the inaugural and innovative launch of The Job Show™ TV.

For the first time in commercial TV History you can now ‘Shop for a Job’ in your own living room! The one hour program will be broadcast on Ideal Shopping Channel live on air at 6pm on Thursday 28th January 2016.job

Everybody shops!……for everything from groceries to insurance, from electricity to clothing and millions of people already instinctively turn to their TV set to do their shopping. Each viewer will know someone that is looking to improve their prospects, train for a new career/apprenticeship, or simply get back into work!

Now ‘Job’ opportunities will be offered in the same way, through the same channel with the launch of The Job Show™ TV on Ideal World Shopping Channel giving you the opportunity to shop for a job.

The launch will revolutionize recruitment and forge a link that will stand out as truly memorable, identifiable and momentous.DSC_0368 (2)

Caroline Connaughton, Managing Director of The Job Show™ said; “We believe people buy people and The Job Show™ events are ideal opportunities for individuals to sell themselves direct to decision makers and not rely entirely on their CV’s to do the talking. It has been a natural progression to launch The Job Show™ TV and what better way than the intimate media of television to showcase our recruitment and careers events throughout the UK. Our first program will include quality content from a recruitment agency focusing on technical jobs to The Princes Trust offering training programs and support to disadvantaged young people. We will also be highlighting opportunities from our employers and organisations taking part at our upcoming shows. Our aim is to produce quality content via Ideal Shopping Channel which reaches into 26 million homes across the UK. To support our pledge to help younger people with apprenticeship opportunities we will back- up our programs onto The Job Show™ TV YouTube Channel, allowing viewers to have access to our monthly programs whenever they choose. Our aim is to become a central hub for individuals looking to improve their prospects, train for a new career or seek an apprenticeship – 24/7.”

Stewart Craig, Commercial Manager for Ideal Shopping Direct went on to say: “When The Job Show™ brought us The Job Show™ TV concept we were truly excited by the opportunity to work with Caroline and Victoria and to develop what will be an innovative and exciting approach to generating visitors to the show and ultimately interviews leading to positive outcomes for both recruiters and applicants.”

The shows will feature some of the UK’s leading brands, allowing them to describe in detail the jobs on offer, and importantly, the benefits of working with these great companies.

Mark Fletcher, Operations Director for Cooper Lomaz, one of the first companies to be featured on the show continued to say: “We are absolutely delighted to be part of The Job Show TV. As a regional recruiter looking to fill over 500 professional and technical vacancies on behalf of our clients in the East of England, we’re really excited to see what this pioneering approach of combining the power of television with face to face candidate interaction at the shows can deliver!”

The one hour show will be featured monthly on Ideal Shopping Channel commencing 28th January live at 6pm via: Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812.

If you are a Recruiter and want to find out how you can be a sponsor or part of this exciting and innovative launch contact us on 01733 555717 or 07850 388130 for more information.

Greeniversity calls out for Volunteers to Teach DIY Skills

Do you know the tricks of the trade? Are you the type of person to ‘fix it’ yourself? Greeniversity would be interested to hear from you!GreeniversityLogo

The green skills share scheme Greeniversity is looking for willing volunteers in the Peterborough area to run classes on DIY skills, to enable communities to share practical skills that may be at risk of dying out.

Back in 2013 Greeniversity compiled the Endangered Skills Register, launched in the 60th anniversary year of the Queen’s Coronation to highlight how skills that were widely known in 1953 that could now be on the verge of being forgotten. Repairing household items came top of the list of endangered everyday skills in the UK.

“Greeniversity is keen to ensure these core skills are being passed on and if more is not done these activities will simply die out,” explains Greeniversity Development Lead Jennie Orrell. “Greeniversity gives people the opportunity to teach and learn practical eco skills through free sessions, helping to create sustainable communities for the future. Anything goes as long as it’s green or helps build community spirit!”DIY Skills

All of the Greeniversity classes are run by volunteer teachers who want to pass on their knowledge to others. You don’t need to have any prior experience of teaching, instead just an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge!

If you’re interested in teaching a Greeniversity class then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Call Jennie Orrell on 01733 866437 or email jennifer.orrell@pect.org.uk. To sign up for free classes visit www.greeniversity.org.uk.

Planning Applications: 22 January 2016

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website and search for the application number.

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Ashton
15/02277/FUL and 15/02278/LBC (20/02/2016)(LB/CA) (LBregs)
Erection of 6 bungalows (4 Number 2 bedroom and 2 Number 3 bedroom) within walled garden at Ashton Wold House and associated site works at Potting Sheds Ashton Wold Ashton

16/00034/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Erection of stable building/implement shed (in lieu of field shelter approved under 14/01978/FUL) at Chapel Farm Barns The Green Ashton
Benefield
16/00006/VAR (20/02/2016)
(LB/CA) (Art8)
Variation of condition 2 – plans – pursuant to application 14/00518/FUL – Conversion and
extensions of existing buildings to create four new dwellings with works to existing farmhouse and
associated outbuildings to include some demolition of existing structures at Middle Farm House
Main Street Upper Benefield PE8 5AN

16/00007/VAR (20/02/2016)
(LBRegs)
Variation of condition 2 – plans – pursuant to application 14/00519/LBC – Alterations and
extensions of existing buildings to create four new dwellings with works to existing farmhouse (as
described on Schedule of Works received 25/3/14) at Middle Farm House Main Street Upper
Benefield PE8 5AN
Brigstock
15/02276/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Dwelling with off- road parking for both new and existing dwellings. Alterations to elevations to
existing dwelling at 10 Sandlands Avenue Brigstock NN14 3HJ
Chelveston-cum-Caldecott
15/02271/FUL (20/02/2016)
(Art8)
Construction of B2 manufacturing building with ancillary storage/office/facilities accommodation
(B1), staff parking and associated hardstanding /HGV parking/turning area at Chelveston Renewable Energy Park The Airfield Chelveston Northants NN9 6AR
Easton-on-the-Hill
15/02230/FUL (20/02/2016)
(LB/CA)
Demolition of existing garage/rear utility room, erection of new garage, dressing room, en-suite,
utility room to left-hand side of property at 3 Orchard Way Easton On The Hill
Fotheringhay
15/02065/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Conversion of single storey agricultural building to domestic use, construction of glazed link
structure adjoining main house to form covered access. at Willowbrook Barn Woodnewton Road Fotheringhay Northants PE8 5HY
Glapthorn
16/00025/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Proposed rear first floor extension and a single storey extension. at Finewell House Main Street
Glapthorn PE8 5BE
Higham Ferrers
16/00080/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Raise roof and pitch forming loft floor with front and rear dormers at 46 Ullswater Close Higham
Ferrers Northants NN10 8NP
Irthlingborough
15/02263/FUL (13/02/2016)(Info)
To convert one garage/utility to a utility room and second w.c. / shower room, erection of a
detached garage and to lower the cill of one window on the rear elevation of the house at 23
Meadow Way Irthlingborough Northants NN9 5RS
Kings Cliffe
16/00003/FUL (20/02/2016)
(LB/CA)
Single storey rear extension to dwelling at 4 Park Street Kings Cliffe Northants PE8 6XN

16/00004/LBC (20/02/2016)
(LBRegs)
Internal alterations to install new staircase; relocate kitchen; remove first floor partitions and create
bedroom with ensuite; enlarge door opening to proposed kitchen area; install five new conservation roof lights; and single storey rear extension to dwelling at 4 Park Street Kings Cliffe Northants PE8 6XN
Laxton
15/02184/FUL (20/02/2016)
(LB/CA)
Replacement single storey rear extension at Church Barn Bulwick Road Laxton Northants NN17 3AX
Lilford cum Wigsthorpe and Thorpe Achurch
15/02149/FULand 15/02150/LBC (20/02/2016)(LB/CA)(LBRegs)
Change of use from horticultural and garden centre to ash burial and memorial gardens at Lilford
Park Lilford Hall Lilford Northants
Lowick And Slipton
15/02171/FUL (13/02/2016)(Info)
Proposed installation of oak cart shed garage doors, and French doors to front elevation, removal
of existing front door canopy, erection of a first floor extension over an existing single storey
extension, and erection of two single storey rear extensions, including chimney to rear. at Rose
Cottage Main Street Slipton Northants NN14 3AS
Newton Bromswold
16/00020/FUL and 16/00021/LBC (20/02/2016)(LB/CA)(LBRegs)
Five bar gate, fence, Oak framed cart lodge and extend driveway at 10 Church Lane Newton
Bromswold Northants NN10 0SR
Oundle
15/01967/FUL (20/02/2016)
(LB/CA)
Renovation of existing semi derelict and uninhabitable cottage to provide a single dwelling.
Conversion and change of use of disused buildings (comprising a brewery, stables, kiln, cartshed
and cowshed) into six dwellings. Retrospective application to demolish firebox in brewery and to
construct a wall at bottom of garden of 15 Mill Road Oundle. at 15 Mill Road Oundle

16/00068/FUL (13/02/2016)(Info)
Two storey side extension at 22 Monson Way Oundle PE8 4QG

16/00069/OUT (20/02/2016)
(Info)(LB/CA)
Outline: Change of use to four residential units (all matters reserved except access) at 38 West Street Oundle Northants

16/00082/FUL and 16/00083/LBC (20/02/2016) (LB/CA)(LBRegs)
Demolish existing flat roof single storey kitchen and outhouse, construct two storey extension with ground floor kitchen access as existing and first floor bathroom accessed through gable from master bedroom at 4 Mill Road Oundle PE8 4BW
Raunds
16/00046/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Construction of four three bedroom semi detached houses and four one bedroom flats at Amenity Area Smithfield Court Smithfield Place Raunds Northants

16/00064/ADV (13/02/2016) (Info)
Two fascia signs and two totem poles at Land Off A45 London Road Raunds Northants

16/00081/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
New substation (relocation of position from previously approved scheme – 14/01854/FUL) (part
retrospective) at Avenue Agricultural Enterprise Road Raunds Northants NN9 6JE
Ringstead
15/02064/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Porch to front of property at 1 Middlefield Close Ringstead Northants NN14 4FH

16/00026/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Change flat roof on outhouse to side of dwelling to pitched roof and erection of single storey
extension to rear at 24 Back Lane Ringstead Northants NN14 4DR
Rushden
15/02223/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Demolition of exiting petrol filling station, associated kiosk, garage service station and car wash
area to be replaced by new petrol filling station, forecourt, kiosk with external storage area, retail
concession (1000sqft), ATM, jet wash, five customer parking bays (including one disabled parking
bay), air & water unit, vac unit, replacement fuel tanks, lighting, CCTV and boundary treatments. At The Bridge Service Station Higham Road Northants NN10 6DZ

15/02252/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Proposed extension of commercial premises at No 52 and single storey extension to 52A and two
storey rear extensions to 52B and 52C with rooms in roof to 52C at 52 Station Road Rushden

15/02264/OUT (13/02/2016) (Info)
Three/Four bedroom 1.5 storey detached dwelling – Plot 2 at The Croft Alexandra Road Rushden
Northants NN10 0HY

15/02265/OUT (13/02/2016) (Info)
Three/Four bedroom 1.5 storey detached dwelling – Plot 1 at The Croft Alexandra Road Rushden
Northants NN10 0HY

16/00024/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Part conversion of garage into habitable room. Original garage door to be retained and faux
window to front of dwelling to be opened up at 6 Avon Rise Rushden Northants NN10 0GR

16/00027/ADV (20/02/2016)
(LBRegs)
Display of three fascia signs and fifty four other signs (Wall and window vinyl graphics; Car park post signs; Wall sign; Window manifestation) at Asda Store 161 High Street Rushden Northants

16/00029/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Convert garage to living room (Retrospective) at 1 Rye Close Rushden Northants NN10

16/00036/FUL (13/02/2016) (Info)
Erection of 2 bedroom 2 storey dwelling and single garage at Land Adjacent 4 St James Close
Rushden Northants

16/00042/FUL (20/02/2016)
(Art8)
Reinstate track for use as heritage railway line (on previous route of track), creation of platform and
pedestrian crossing and erection at Old Railway Station Station Approach Rushden Northants NN10 0AW

16/00047/ADV (13/02/2016) (Info)
Four fascia signs, one projecting sign and one aluminium panel at Units 3 And 4 7 High Street
Rushden Northants
Titchmarsh
16/00037/LBC (20/02/2016)
(LBRegs)
To carry out repair and strengthening works to the workshop at the side on the main dwelling. The works to include replacing lintel over the door opening and crack stitching to the rear corner where
cracks have appeared at 39 High Street Titchmarsh Northants NN14 3DF
Yarwell
15/02014/FUL (20/02/2016)
(Art8)
Change of use from off-road motor activity use to outdoor activity park and operational development to include formation of activity courses and tracks,embankments, fencing, entrance gates, vehicle wash area and tank, siting of containers and cabins and associated works at Andrews
Quarry Sulehay Road Yarwell PE8 6PW

Care Training Places Released to Meet Demand

Local homecare provider, Home Instead Senior Care, has announced the release of 84 free New Year training places for caregivers as demand for care services spirals.

A perfect storm of an ageing population and changes to the local social care structure has led to an imbalance and more people are now needed to provide care which will enable local elderly people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

Speaking about the need to train more staff, Mark Darnell of Home Instead in East Northants said, “The impact of a national shortage of carers is being felt locally and creating problems for the elderly in particular. In 2016 it’s time to care.Mark and Rosina Darnell

“That’s why we have just released 84 training places between the East Northants and Northampton offices for people who wish to work in the care sector. Our service is companionship-based so people don’t need to have experience. What’s really important is that people have the right attitude and a caring and empathetic nature.

“The service we provide is focused on providing much-needed company and social stimulation to elderly people as well, of course, as more traditional care services.

“We match clients and caregivers based on shared interests and following initial induction training, our caregivers receive additional training based on the individual needs of the clients they are matched to.”

On completion of their initial training, caregivers will become eligible to receive the nationally recognised Care Certificate and can go on to further develop their skills with additional qualifications should they wish. A great example of this is Home Instead’s bespoke Alzheimer’s Care Training Programme which is accredited by City & Guilds.

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Ray Warburton, owner of the Northampton office added, “Our award-winning service is provided by a fabulous team of dedicated, caring and compassionate individuals, many of whom work part-time and all of whom are passionate about making a difference to their clients’ lives.”

Anyone interested in applying for one of Home Instead’s training places in East Northants should contact 01933 678775 or visit http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/eastnorthants. For Northampton, please call 01604 211190 or visit http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/northampton.
Photo Caption: 1) Rosina & Mark Darnell, owners of Home Instead East Northants and 2) Ray and Jo Warburton, owners of Home Instead Northampton

Run Laps around Heart Disease at Silvestone

Places on iconic race track still available with Heart Research UK

Fancy running laps around the British Formula 1 Grand Prix track at Silverstone and raise funds to help hearts near you in the process?

National charity Heart Research UK is offering places for people to run in an imaginary slip stream of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, and help support the charity’s important work in the prevention, treatment and cure of coronary heart disease, still the UK’s biggest killer.

Team Heart Research UK has guaranteed places for runners to take the challenge and run 13.1 miles on the UKs most iconic motor racing track.

Silverstone has one of the flattest courses in the country so it is a fantastic opportunity to use the track to beat a personal best or as your first training towards running a full marathon.

The registration fee is £15 and all the charity asks of its runners is to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150 to help fund the charity’s important work.IMG_0578

It’s a fantastic running experience organised by the Virgin London Marathon, making it a high quality event with added feel-good factor.

Heart Research UK National Director, Barbara Harpham: “Completing a half marathon is a great achievement and our runners will not only be competing on the iconic British Grand Prix track but they will be helping hearts near them too.

“The money raised mean that we can continue funding pioneering research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease, a cause we know is of great personal significance to many of our supporters.”

Over 2.3 million people in the UK are living with heart disease with many cases potentially preventable by eating healthily and having an active lifestyle.

The run takes place on Sunday 13th March 2016 with around 10,000 people running for important causes. Join Heart Research UK and you’ll be Helping Hearts near you.
Find out more on our website: http://heartresearch.org.uk/events/silverstone-half-marathon

For further information please contact Chris Child on 0113 297 6207 You can also follow Heart Research UK on Twitter: @heartresearchuk or become a fan of our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heart-Research-UK/10733061906