Labour councillors on Northampton Borough Council have helped swell the Fair Deal for Kids fund by £1,500 in a bid to tackle child poverty in the town.
The Chronicle & Echo joined forces with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation in July and launched a fund aimed at helping organisations working to beat poverty across Northampton.
And this week the total now stands at just over £11,500 after Northampton Borough Council’s opposition party backed the cause.
A total of 15 councillors on the group have pledged £100 each from their yearly empowerment fund.
Labour’s leader on the borough council, Councillor Danielle Stone (Lab, Castle), said: “Child poverty is a continued problem in Northampton and as councillors we are determined to play our part.
“The Chronicle & Echo Fair Deal For Kids fund is the kind of campaign we need to highlight and keep it top of the agenda. I’m sure this £1,500 will go to good use.”
Editor of the Chronicle & Echo, David Summers, said: “We are very grateful to the Labour Party in Northampton for this donation. The fund, and the awareness campaign, has been very sucessful and this will make a huge difference to groups and organisations in the town.”
Donating to the Chron’s cause couldn’t be simpler. Either head to the donations page: localgiving.com/ charity/fair-deal or text FOUN01 £amount to 70070. If you want to apply for funding from the community foundation email firstname.lastname@example.org