Saturday's game against Harrogate Town was Northampton Town's Community Day, and gave the club a chance to show case the work the club does in the community under the banner of the Northampton Town Community Trust.
Each week, the Northampton Town Community Trust work with over a thousand people across Northamptonshire through 30 different projects that help improve health, build stronger, connected communities, and enhance life opportunities. On Saturday we celebrated and raised awareness of this work and offer supporters the chance to donate on the day to help continue to fund the life changing work the charity does.
There were a range of activities which covered the vast number of projects the Community Trust cover across their Education & Skills, Health & Wellbeing, Disability, Participation & Inclusion & Women & Girls departments. These were held around the IN'n'OUT Autocentres family area as well as at the back of the LCS Commercial and West Stands. At half-time there was a parade which highlighted many of the participants impacted by the Community Trust’s work. Activity cards were also available for completing various activities with a complete card resulting in entry to a prize draw.
Through their disability projects alone, each week the Community Trust regularly support over 120 participants to take part in structured activities.
The Northampton Town first team squad are quick to lend their help to the Community Trust when their training schedule allows. This past year, players such as Jon Guthrie, Max Dyche, Aaron McGowan, Akin Odimayo, and Louis Appere as well as other members of the squad have supported projects and surprised Cobblers fans at community events.
If you were not able to get to the game but wish to donate you can do so by visiting justgiving.com/northamptontown-communitytrust.
Alternatively you can call 01604 683726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and ways to donate.
For more information on the projects and programmes the Community Trust deliver and ways you can get involved visit: ntfccommunity.co.uk