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CHAIRMAN BECOMES A PATRON OF THE NORTHAMPTON HOPE CENTRE

29 June 2016

Kelvin Thomas honoured to be offered position

Northampton Town Football Club and the Northampton Hope Centre are pleased to announce that Kelvin Thomas, Chairman of the Football Club, has agreed to become a patron of the Hope Centre. 
 
Kelvin joins a group of trustees who represent civil society and elected roles but with his particular experience brings a new emphasis to the organisation’s patron group. 
 
Adrian Pryce, Chairman of the Hope Centre said, "As a significant figure within the business community, and at the head of an institution that is firmly part of the community of Northampton, the Hope Centre is proud to welcome Kelvin as a new trustee. This week the Northampton Town Charitable Foundation chose Hope as one of its charity partners for the coming season, illustrating the close bonds that exist between the club and the charity, which the appointment of Kelvin as a patron further cements.

"The appointment of Kelvin, with all his expertise and contacts in the business community, reflects our strong interest and track record in engagement with the business sector. Kelvin is an existing member of HC’s business forum, where key figures from business meet to explore their commitment to charity and to homelessness, working together to find ways to help tackle the challenges Hope faces. Companies of all sizes support Hope, involving staff and their customers in fundraising and in-kind support for our work. 
 
"Kelvin will be a welcome ambassador to other businesses to communicate the role they could play in backing Hope’s much needed work to support homeless people. In addition, through the supporter base of the club, there is opportunity to engage the wider community of Northampton in backing and giving Hope."

Kelvin Thomas added, "I was proud and honoured to be asked to become a patron of the Northampton Hope Centre and was delighted to accept.

"I have seen at first hand the fantastic work they do to support people in need and if I can help a really worthwhile cause in any way possible then that's great.

"I know there are already very strong links between the Football Club and the Hope Centre, both organisations are a big part of the Northampton community and working even closer together can only be of benefit to the users of the Hope Centre's services."

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