Interdirect & Northamptonshire Community Foundation aim to stamp out poverty one step at a time

Wed 27 Jun 2018 - posted by Anne Walsh

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is teaming up with Interdirect to lead a fundraising trek around the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. Local businesses and individuals in the county are being invited to step up to the challenge and take part in the ‘Stamp out poverty’ walk to raise awareness of deprivation on our doorsteps.

Poverty is a growing concern in our county, according to the recent Hidden Needs Report commissioned by the Foundation, 21,730 children and young people are living in poverty in Northamptonshire. The recent research reveals that Northamptonshire has areas in the top 1 percent most deprived nationally for education and skills, income and employment, health, crime and housing.

The 17K walk will take place on Saturday 8 September, setting off at 10am from the Brampton Halt in Chapel Brampton. Walkers will venture around Pitsford Reservoir, before returning to the Brampton Halt where participants will be welcomed with a hog roast, provided by McManus Pub Company, who have been great supporters of the Foundation.

Gary McManus, the director of McManus Pub Company said: “This is a fantastic charity and we are delighted to be hosting the hog roast to help raise funds to stamp out poverty in Northamptonshire. Well done to all the volunteers and participants who are taking part and raising money and awareness for such a worthy cause.”

The Foundation is encouraging businesses to enter and fundraise in groups of five. There is a registration cost of £30 for each walker (administrated by NCF) with all proceeds going directly to groups tackling poverty in Northamptonshire.

The individual or team that raises the most will receive a prize; other prizes will be available on the day.

Jake Hall, New Business Development Manager at Interdirect speaks about his company’s involvement in the fundraiser: “Interdirect are very excited to help support Northamptonshire Community Foundation with the walk and to have a hand in raising money and awareness for such a worthy cause. With the chance to help your local community, I would urge local businesses and individuals to come and join us for a great day.”

Naomi Butters, Fund Development Manager at Northamptonshire Community Foundation, added: “We’re so grateful to Interdirect and the Brampton Halt for enabling us to create this fantastic fundraising walk to stamp out poverty in Northamptonshire. We’re urging as many people to take part as possible so we can raise vital funds to tackle poverty in Northamptonshire. Get those walking boots on and join us!”

To register to take part in the Stamp out poverty walk, go to www.ncf.uk.com/stampoutpoverty or if you’re a business that is interested in setting up a team please contact naomi@ncf.uk.com.