A Christmas charity fund-raising night in aid of Niamh’s Next Steps has been organised by social media users.
The Twitter phenomenon, #northantshour, attracts hundreds of social networking enthusiasts on Thursday evenings from 8pm and has inspired users to support the county charity.
The event will be held at the Black Bottom Club in George Row, Northampton, on Thursday December 5 from 7pm to 10pm and will feature live music from Will Rogers and Full Time Rookies.
A #NorthantsHour spokesman said: “The impact of #northantshour has been extraordinary. It has enabled local companies to do business with each other, it has brought people together and it has massively raised the profile of the county.
“This event is a celebration of everything that’s been achieved over the past few months and will be a great opportunity to meet people in the flesh, have a great night out and raise money for a fantastic local cause.”
The #northantshour networking session runs from 8pm to 9pm every Thursday and involves businesses, residents and other local tweeters introducing themselves and ‘meeting’ new people from all walks of life across Northamptonshire.
Its popularity has grown to the extent that it is now regularly a ‘trending topic’ in the UK every week – meaning it is one of the most tweeted about subjects in the country.
All #northantshour users have been invited to the charity event, which will include a raffle and a photobooth run by Ultimate Photography. Awards will also be handed out to the best tweeters.