Your Town Get-Together NN10 5km!
Sunday 24th March 2019 @ 9am
We are delighted to announce the first EVER Your Town NN10 Get-Together, bringing the local community together to run in aid of local causes. Starting and finishing at the historic Rushden Transport Museum and Railway it will be a great opportunity for the community to come together and showcase what can be achieved by everyone supporting what matters locally in a non-competitive and sociable atmosphere for up to 100 runners.
Depending on how generous you’re feeling, you can donate anywhere from £5 – £50 to support the chosen local causes: The Rushden Historical Transport Society and Higham Ferrers Community Library Group. To learn more about these fantastic local initiatives, scroll down!
Rushden Railway Heritage and Community Space
Rushden Historical Transport Society, the owners of Rushden Station, are developing the Victorian Goods Shed into a community facility themed around the heritage of the railway. After a 4-year battle to purchase the building, the Society took possession in the summer of 2017. At over 70 metres in length, it is one of the finest examples of a Railway Goods Sheds in the area.
The building has since been used for community events, including a Food Festival, Railway Model show and even a Steampunk festival. However, the building has a roof that is in urgent need of replacement. This means that during the winter months it is unable to be used, due to leaks and lack of heating. Without the roof repairs we cannot make the most of this community space! With a new roof, heating and flooring the building can be fully utilised as a community hub for the people of the local area.
Thank you for helping us to make this happen!
Higham Ferrers Community Library Group
Higham Ferrers Library is much more than an accessible book-lending service. Ongoing restructuring at Northamptonshire County Council has placed our library at threat of closure. Higham Ferrers Community Library Group exists to ensure the ongoing provision of a library service and a space for related community groups for the residents of Higham Ferrers.
Northamptonshire County Council are currently unable to provide full staffing for the library; our volunteers have stepped up to help keep the library open when no professional staff are available.
We are continuing to recruit and train volunteers to prevent rolling closures of the library service; ultimately, we aim to increase the library’s opening times so that the service can benefit a wider section of the community. Alongside keeping the library open on a day-to-day basis, we are working closely with Higham Ferrers Town Council to plan for an independent community-run library service in the event that Northamptonshire County Council decide to close the present library.
We are raising funds to support our volunteers, provide and run premises for the library service, and provide books and other equipment.
Thank you for your support for this valuable local cause!