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Northamptonshire Community Foundation invites you to join them on a Generosity Heritage Trail

To celebrate philanthropy and the spirit of giving, Northamptonshire Community Foundation is presenting a Generosity Heritage Trail.

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This interactive, theatrical guided tour will transport audiences back in time to discover some of Northampton’s historical, philanthropic figures, brought to life by local actors.


Along the way, audiences will be able to visit historic landmarks and even take a complimentary ride on a heritage bus.


Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and in partnership with Looking Glass Theatre, this heart-warming journey about the inspirational people of Northampton’s past is one not to be missed.


The Trail will run across four days, starting on Thursday 25 July and finishing on Sunday 28.


All performances will start on the steps of the Guildhall in Northampton Town Centre, commencing at 11:00 AM, with guests being asked to arrive by 10.50 AM.


Tickets are available from


Ticket Prices

Adults £10.00

Concession £7.00

Children £5.00


Meeting Point

On the steps of The Guildhall

St. Giles’ Square




For more information, please contact Alex Rex or telephone 01604 230033







Dinner Dance to be Held in Aid of Local Charity

The new Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Dudley Hughes, has announced that he will hold his first charity event of the civic year. On Friday 27 September, Cllr Hughes will host a dinner dance at Stanwick Lakes in aid of local young person’s charity, Service Six.


To raise money and awareness for this worthwhile cause, Cllr Hughes invites you to join him on 27 September for an evening of food, music and dancing. Local dignitaries will also be present and all monies raised on the night will go straight to his chosen charity for this civic year, Service Six.


Service Six is based in Northamptonshire and works with thousands of hard to reach disadvantaged children, young people, adults and families each year. Founded in 1979, the charity continues to grow and has recently opened community facilities across the border in Buckinghamshire, as well as continuing to help those in Northamptonshire.


East Northamptonshire Chairman, Councillor Hughes said:


“I have supported the fantastic work that Service Six do for many years and I would be delighted if you could join us on the evening of 27 September to raise funds for such a wonderful cause. Set in the stunning surroundings of Stanwick Lakes and with a delicious three course meal and live band, this is certainly going to be a night not to be missed.”


The evening will start at 7:30pm and includes a licensed bar, alongside a raffle with all proceeds made on the night going to Service Six.


Tickets are £35 per person and should be booked via Louise Tyers, PA to the Chairman on 01832 742198 or


Oundle Rotary Club Youth Award

Rotary is changing, and because the clubs are rooted within their own communities, several opportunities arise for many different community projects. With the help of the Oundle, Peterborough and East Northants (OPEN) Learning Partnership, Oundle Rotary has established the Rotary Club of Oundle Award, to be given to local school leavers in recognition of their “commitment to citizenship, goodwill and understanding through various activities in their community”. The first award, with the help of Viv Gascoine, the Housemistress of Laxton House, Oundle School, went to a smashing young man, Henry Potter who was presented with a Youth Award year end Certificate and book token in recognition of his work with the local Cubs group.

On the left of the photograph : Jane Grant (President) Oundle Rotary, Henry Potter is in the middle and Viv Gascoine (Housemistress of Laxton House) is on the right.

On the left of the photograph : Jane Grant (President) Oundle Rotary, Henry Potter is in the middle and Viv Gascoine (Housemistress of Laxton House) is on the right.

Further awards will be made to leavers from Prince William School, and Oundle Primary School, both members of the OPEN Learning Partnership. Oundle Rotary hope the Award winners will work with them over the next year or so, to increase their reach into the local community, and will keep working with the Oundle School Community Action team to the same ends too.


Oundle Rotary is also in touch with Prince William School and Oundle Primary School who have given the club the names of nominated pupils that will also be receiving the Youth Award. These presentations will be taking place at later dates. Photo attached is of the presentation to Henry Potter.