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May 5th & 6th              :           Althorp Food  and Drink Festival

It was wonderful to be Althorps nominated charity at this festival.  We were supported by many of the Exhibitors on site over the weekend, many of whom donated to our fabulous raffle prize - a lovely hamper.  We were also able to showcase our Hope Catering and Hope Tools businesses.  In total we raised £1000 at the festival. 





April 30th                :           Rock for  Hope

We are absolutely delighted that our Rock 4 Hope event, held at the Derngate Theatre, raised an amazing £10,000.

We would like to thank all of our performers - Northampton, Higham Ferrers and Market Harborough Rock Choirs, Northampton Male Voice Choir, VOX and our guest MC Bernie Keith from BBC Northampton.  Most of all we would like to thank everyone who attended the event and gave so generously on the evening, whether that was by buying a programme or putting their hands in their pockets for our bucket shake.





Jan 27th - 28th        :          The Big SleepOut

Thank you to the 172 participants, who braved the cold and wet for the night at Abintong Park.  A fabulous £60,000 was raised by our 'sleepers', which is a record.  






Sept 4th        :          Northampton Half Marathon

Thank you to the 3 runners who took on the 13.1m race to raise funds for the centre.  Rob Boor, Simon Reeves and Robin Burgess.

All completed in the race, and between them raised over £800.




Aug 20th to 21st :          Umbrella Fair

Our Hope Enterprises team attended the Umbrella Fair with their refurbished Garden Tools.  If you missed them at the event, don't worry, you can still purchase garden tools from us directly, call us on 0845 5199371 and ask for Brinley.


July17th        :          The Tour Ride - Cyle for Hope 2017

We were delighted to be chosen as the official charity partner for the inaugral Tour Ride of Northampton.  With 10 / 40 and 80 mile rides to choose from, the day was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who took part, and who raised sponsorship for the centre.  Money is still coming in, but we raised around £1000.

July7th        :          Bubbles with Boris, Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton.

Former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, hosted an audience in aid of the Hope Centre, and NORPIP.  The event was well attended and raised well over £1000 for each charity.


June 25th          :          Northampton Male Voice Choir presented Songs for a Summer Evening at Christ Church, Abington, Northampton. 

A wonderful evening of entertainment, including the world premiere of three new songs composed by Gary Carpenter, to celebrate the work of William Shakespeare, as well as solo performances by 2 promising young talents Isabel Rose and Lucy McCormack.      




June 4th           :           Abseil the Northampton Lift Tower

8 brave supporters of the centre abseiled down the outside of the Northampton Lift tower, raising money for the centre.  Overall, over £3000 was raised.




13th May         :           Cinema Under the Stars

We were treated to an outdoor showing of Grease, held in the stunning grounds of Highgate House.  This event was organised by 4 University of Northampton students, as part of their final year studying Events Management.  A fantastic evening, raising over £1000.


31st March      :           Malaysian Banquet at Baba and Nyonya

We had a scrumptious time learning about Malaysian food at Baba and Nyonya.  The restaurant was filled with supporters of the centre for this fun event.  Half the ticket money and a raffle on the night made it a very good fundraising event.


27th January        :               Big Sleepout 2016

140 brave supporters slept outside during Storm Gertrude, raising almost £40,000 for the centre.  Many thanks to the Northants County Cricket team for allowing us to use your facilities for the night.