Hope Centre in Northampton bids for £2,000 Community Champions top prize

Northampton Hope Centre
Northampton Hope Centre

The Hope Centre in Northampton has called for public support to help it win a £2,000 prize.

The centre has been nominated to win the prize by Magnet Trade’s Northampton store, as part of the kitchen and joinery manufacturer’s ‘Community Champions’ campaign.

The public can give their support to the Hope Centre by visiting magnettrade.co.uk/branch/northampton and voting between March 1-31.

A total of 169 charities, each representing a local Magnet Trade store, have been nominated nationwide. A pot of £10,000 will be split regionally between the ten most voted for causes, and an additional £1,000 awarded to the public’s overall favourite.

Builder and Bake Off star, Richard Burr is the face of the campaign, so the overall winner can also look froward to a visit from him bearing a very special Community Champions cake.

Mr Burr said: “I’ve been a customer at Magnet Trade for quite some time, so it’s great to be supporting this worthwhile campaign which rewards unsung community heroes. I urge everyone, tradesperson or not, to visit the website and cast your vote to support a community champion in your area!”

Alison Coleman, marketing manager, added: “In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in our staff taking up charity and community challenges to raise money. So, Community Champions is our way of acknowledging the efforts of our staff and rewarding local good causes close to our trade stores.”