The Trust now has 20 Sponsors who are helping to assure the future of our work but we still need more. If you feel able to support us regularly in any way, please contact us or see the How to Donate page.
Alternatively, are you starting the new year with an ambition to run a marathon, climb a mountain or to do another exciting challenge? If so and you are planning to earn some money through sponsorship, please think about making a contribution to The Nene Valley Care Trust. Any contributions to our important work are always very gratefully received.
2020 and 2021 Events
Sadly, all the local fundraising events we had planned for 2020 had to be cancelled or postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to resume our usual fundraising activities sometime in 2021. In the meantime, we would be very grateful for any donations, large or small, as our work continues to be of critical importance to the lives of so many young care leavers.
Brass Band Concert
The Yarwell and Nassington Brass Band held a wonderful concert in aid of the Trust, at Nassington Church, on Friday 10 May October 2019. It was very well-attended and everyone enjoyed a glass of prosecco and delicious home-made canapés. There was also a bar and a raffle.
We held another very successful Quiz night with a Fish & Chips supper at Elton Village Hall on Friday 11 October 2019.
Waitrose Community Matters Scheme (Green Discs)
We were very grateful to all those who put their green discs in our boxes this year.
10th Anniversary Celebration
On 1 July 2018, our Chair, Priscilla Padley, very kindly hosted a special fundraising Summer Lunch in Nassington to mark the Trust's 10th anniversary. This was a very special celebration and we were delighted to be joined by so many of our sponsors and other longstanding supporters who have donated so much money and time over the last ten years to support the important work of the Trust. We were also joined by colleagues from Right Resolution who deliver our work and two young care leavers who have been supported by the project. The lunch raised over over £4,000.
Bees and Teas event
On 5 June, a local supporter very kindly hosted this very interesting and enjoyable event in Nassington.
Gin & Jazz Event
On 2 June, a wonderful musical evening event was organised by River Nene Cottages in Waternewton. We were very grateful to the organisers for deciding to support the Trust and we were delighted to receive a donation of £600.
Open Garden event
One of our Trustees, Rachel, kindly hosted a very successful open garden event in Nassington.
Chairman’s CharityWe were delighted that the Trust was again chosen by the Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council as one of the chosen charities for 2018 and we were delighted to receive a donation of over £1,500.
We received a number of very generous donations from private individuals and other organisations and charities this year, in addition to the regular donations from our sponsors and the funds raised at the events listed below. All of these events were run or supported by our dedicated local fundraising team and other helpers, without whose time, energy, skills and generosity, none of this amazing fundraising would be possible.
We were delighted that the Trust was again chosen by the new Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council as one of his chosen charities for 2017. He hosted a very enjoyable garden party at Grendon Hall in September and a Dinner Dance at Sywell Aerodrome in November which raised a significant sum for the Trust.
Brass Band Concert
The Yarwell and Nassington Brass Band held a concert in aid of the Trust, at Nassington Church, on 13 October 2017.
Sponsored Wing Walk
We were extremely grateful to Ken Sheraton who completed a sponsored wing walk in aid of the Trust in September 2017.
We held a very successful fundraising dinner and talk at Boughton House in Northamptonshire on 19th May which raised over £6,500.
On 19 February we held a curry evening in Northampton which was well-attended and enjoyed by all.
We received a number of very generous donations from private individuals this year, in addition to the funds raised at the events listed. We are also very grateful to have received generous donations from Casterton Church and from the Peterborough District Masonic Association. We would like to thank the fundraising team and helpers, sponsors and patrons who gave us money, made and contributed food, moved furniture, contributed raffle prizes, printed tickets and a hundred other helpful and generous actions during the year.
The Queens Head in Nassington held a second, very enjoyable Race Evening on the 26th of November in aid of the Trust.
On 30th of September we had another very successful Quiz night with a Fish & Chip Supper at Elton Village Hall.
We held a successful fundraising supper with a raffle at The Red Lion in Warmington.
The High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Sir David Arculus and his wife Anne kindly hosted an afternoon tea party in their garden in Elton, which was very well attended.
Priscilla P kindly hosted us at her home in Nassington on the 10th of March.
On 13th November we enjoyed a fun Bridge Afternoon at Elton Village Hall.
On October 2nd we had a very successful Quiz night with a Fish & Chip Supper at Elton Village Hall.
Brass Band Concert
On June 5th Yarwell and Nassington Brass Band held a concert in aid of the Trust at Nassington Church.
Elton Coffee Morning
Jane C kindly hosted us at her home in Elton on the 19th May.
On April 11th Annabel and William de Capell Brooke held a coffee morning in Nassington and are donating the proceeds to the Trust.
The Queens Head in Nassington held a Race Evening in March in aid of the Trust which raised over £700.
Waitrose Community Matters Scheme (Green Discs)
|Well done and thank you to all those who put their green discs in the right boxes at Oundle and Peterborough! We raised over £850.|
We are very grateful to the fundraising team and helpers, sponsors and patrons who gave us money, made and contributed food, moved furniture, contributed raffle prizes, printed tickets and a hundred other helpful and generous actions last year. We raised a fantastic £12,307.
We are delighted to announce that the Trust has been chosen by the Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council as one of her chosen charities for 2014. We supported several events and received a handsome cheque.
Tea Party at Grendon Hall on Sunday 13th July 2014: If you would like to come and enjoy a splendid tea while listening to a Jazz Band, please e-mail the Trust.
Nassington Fund Raising Group Events
The Nassington Fund Raising Group is going from strength to strength. Following a Coffee Morning in May, a lunch is arranged for Sunday September 14th 2014 and a Bridge afternoon on Thursday November 27th 2014. If you are local to these events in the Peterborough area and would like to attend, contact us via e-mail for tickets.
Fundraising Lunch in Elton
We are holding a fundraising lunch on Sunday 29 September 2013. Please send us an e-mail if you would be interested in attending.
Sea Kayaking English Channel Crossing
Completed by the Chairman's 14 year old granddaughter this August! You can find out more about this fantastic challenge by going to the Justgiving.com website. She has chosen the Trust as her charity to support.
Tea Party at Green's Norton, Northamptonshire
The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire kindly made his marqee available for a Tea Party on the afternoon of Sunday 28th July. The Towcester Choral Socity entertained guests with a short concert and there were a variety of craft stalls to enjoy as well.
The new Trust Sponsorship Form was launched at this event to attract new supporters and can be downloaded from our "How to Donate" page.
Northampton West Rotary Club
The club has chosen the Trust as one of its charities this year, and we are again chosen to be one of the new Chairman of the Northampton County Council's charities, which is wonderful news.
We are delighted to announce that the Trust has been chosen by the Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council as one of his chosen charities for 2012. The Trustees attended the Civic Service in December 2011 and the Civic Dinner in April 2012, which were both fundraising events.
Charity Ride at Silverstone
The highlight of the Chairman's charity year is the Silverstone Bike Ride on April 27th 2012, when 600 people are invited to cycle, walk or run around the Silverstone Circuit to raise money for the Trust and for Norpip (Northamptonshire Parent Infant Project) through sponsorship. If you’d like further information please visit www.silverstonebikeride.co.uk
Anne Blagden is the Ladies Captain this year at Elton Furze Golf Club. She came to our presentation in Northampton and was so impressed by what she heard and saw that she has chosen our charity as the Captain's charity for this year. She is planning a Bridge afternoon and other fundraising activities for us, which will raise our profile in another area. The Trust has been asked to give a talk to the ladies to answer any queries. We are extremely grateful for her support.
We held a successful presentation evening in October 2011 at The George Row Club in Northampton to provide information to local businesses who might be able to offer apprenticeships to our young care leavers. As a result of contacts made on the evening various new opportunities have opened up for our care leavers in the shoe industry, catering, banking and local government.