The draw is done!
Thrapston Under 14’s Girls Football Team have completed their fund raising efforts and now reveal their official 2020/21 sponsor…..
Auburn Fox – the latest retailer to open on Thrapston’s High Street will be on the girl’s rain jackets.
The team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated and supported them, and also those who weren’t able to donate but offered support in other ways. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite hit their target, which means right now they cannot get all the kit they were hoping for.
Funding organiser, Jon Hunt has therefore decided, that as the weather is turning, that he will order some rain jackets, and that the Auburn Fox will be featured on those.
Leaving the GoFundMe page open with the hope they can find a few more donations from local business that will allow them to get the rest of the kit to keep the team warm, and for those they will run a second draw.
Jon will place the first draw recording in the comments on Facebook to show the draw in action – Jon adds “Once again, I need to express how grateful we are, and blessed that we have such a supportive community and network of businesses”
You can read about the fund raising project here – https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/09/thrapston-14s-girls-football-get-creative-fun-raising/
You can donate to go into the second draw here https://gf.me/u/yy42m5 Please dig deep!!
A big thank you to all businesses who have donated so far. Nene Local Magazine is happy to give a shout out on the Welcome to Thrapston page for any business who has donated and any who donate in the next week – to secure your shout out, please comment on this article with the URL to your business page.
Residents of Thrapston are set to enjoy improved park facilities, thanks to a grant of £45,000 from FCC Communities Foundation.
The money will be used to install accessible paths and a poppy shaped meeting area at Thrapston Peace Park on Market Road, Thrapston.
Mayor of Thrapston, Councillor Karen Draycott, believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.
She says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Thrapston by providing a beautiful, accessible place for residents to spend more time outdoors. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to the park enhancements taking shape over the next few months.
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation Senior Grant Manager, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the access improvements at the Peace Park and pleased our funding will improve such a beautiful green space for people across Thrapston. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”
Councillor Draycott hopes the Peace Park improvements will be ready to use by mid-December 2020. The new paths and meeting area are part of a wider schedule of works being undertaken by Thrapston Town Council to mark 100 years since the Peace Park was dedicated to the town as a War Memorial.
Thrapston Girls U14 Football Club ask a local business each year to sponsor their kit and in turn have their logos on all the shirts.
Due to the pandemic they knew it was a big ask in 2020 to ask one business to shoulder the sponsorship alone. With their creative heads on they hatched a brilliant plan….
The’re asking any local business who wants to help out to donate £20 (or any multiples of £20), You can donate here
Then once all the donations are in, the footballing girls will do a prize draw and make one lucky business the sponsorship winner! That business will have their logo on the shirts for the season.
More information can be found here https://gf.me/u/yy42m5
Photographers from around the UK captured the beauty of the Nene Valley during the pandemic lockdown this year. Entries for the Nene Valley Photography Competition 2020 attracted a stunning selection of photographs showcasing the wildlife, culture and heritage of this beautiful location.
With over 130 photographs entered across three categories, the judges had a hard task to agree the winners. Entries spanned the length of the Nene Valley highlighting it as a much-loved destination by many.
The competition was organised by Destination Nene Valley as part of the Nenescape Landscape Partnership, a National Lottery Heritage Funded project to explore the people, heritage and identity of the changing landscape in the Nene Valley. Photographs from the competition with credits to the photographers are featured on the Nene Valley website at https://nenevalley.net/photography-competition-winners-2020/
The judging panel was made up from representatives of Destination Nene Valley, East Northamptonshire Council, Nenescape and One to One Development Trust.
Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:
“The range of photographs we received and the talent behind them is incredibly impressive. Picking winners in each category was incredibly difficult, as all the submissions were excellent. The partners look forward to featuring a selection of them on the Nene Valley website for everyone to enjoy”.
The winning entries will receive prizes of vouchers for 1st prize £75, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £25.
The winners in each category are:
- 1st Leslie Ranford – Sunrise at Elton Mill
- 2nd Frances Guilfoyle – Social Distancing near Hardwater Rd, Wollaston
- 3rd Carl Everitt – Still Waters Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows
Nature and wildlife
- 1st Adrian Leybourne – Barn Owl near Wollaston Lock and the River Nene
- 2nd Joy Tildesley – Grebe Expectations Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows
- 3rd Wayne Bettles – ‘Move over’ On the strip of water next to the Middle Nene Cruising Club
Resilient Nene during Covid-19
- 1st Chris Porsz – Artists making murals during Covid – Peterborough underpass, Taveners Rd
- 2nd Andrew Thomas – Social distancing on the River Nene, Nine Arches Bridge, Thrapston
- 3rd Jennie Tansley – Fotheringhay delight – Paddle boarding the socially distancing way
For more information about the Nene Valley and to see a gallery including the winning entries please visit www.nenevalley.net