PR: Supporting life-changing fundraising for Northampton Saints Foundation
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Northampton Saints Foundation has been the MPA charity of choice for a number of years and we’re pleased to be extending our support by sponsoring the third annual Foundation Day this February. It’s set to be the Foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
Saturday 25th February will see Northampton Saints take on Gloucester Rugby at cinch Stadium, Franklin’s Gardens, in a Gallagher premiership clash, with an array of fundraising activities also taking place.
The Foundation is financially independent of Northampton Saints and needs to raise over £400,000 this year through grants, corporate partnerships, and fundraising events like the Foundation Day to sustain its life-changing work.
More about the day
There will be a whole range of fun activities taking place on the day, in The Village, on the pitch, and during half-time, plus fantastic prizes to be won in raffles, auctions and tombolas, including:
- Framed Saints merchandise
- Overnight breaks
- Experience days
- Shopping vouchers
- Tickets and exclusive Saints experiences
From experiences, to signed items from your favourite Northampton Saints players our auction has a range of exciting and unique prizes. Bid from Wednesday 22th February until 7pm Saturday 25th February, a full list of prizes and a link to follow.
Thanks to local businesses and individuals, the raffle has a wide range of prizes. Purchase tickets for £5 each from Foundation representatives during the Sale game on Saturday 18th February and on Foundation Day. For a full list of prizes please click HERE, terms can conditions for the raffle can be found HERE.
Our tombola is fun for the whole family, win Foundation merchandise and other goodies in the inclusion hub.
Stay in your seats as Foundation Day partners Approved Business Finance, MPA plus the Foundation and Community team will be going head to head to see who can kick the ball over the posts. Keep an eye out for a special guest who will be doing the final kick! Each successful kick equals an additional donation to the Foundation. Join in and text 'SAINTS' to 70331 to donate £3 during the half time break.
Drop your EcoCups in our branded bins as each cup equals a donation to the Foundation. Please only give your cups to Foundation representatives who will be wearing branded t-shirts.
Polar Events will be kindly donating 10p of every pint of lager sold from their bars in the fan village.
As you head into the ground volunteers from Barclays and Foundation representatives will be asking for your donations so bring any cash/notes with you. If you prefer card, you can also tap to donate.
Rushden & Higham RFC will be paving the way for both teams holding Foundation Day flags as Northampton Saints and Gloucester run onto the pitch.
We are inviting local school children that the Foundation has had the pleasure of working with to run out with Northampton Saints players'.
Help us to get the fundraising started by selecting the option to donate to the Foundation for all ticket purchases – every person who makes a donation to the Foundation when purchasing their tickets will be in the draw to win a signed Northampton Saints ball. Winner to be announced by midday on Wednesday 1st March 2023. View the terms and conditions HERE.
You’ll also have the opportunity to take selfies with the players, get your face painted and snap up supporter flags.
MPA Managing Director and Northampton Saints Foundation Trustee Mike Price said:
We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting what is sure to be a fantastic day alongside Approved Business Finance.
I’ve seen first-hand the difference initiatives like this can make to people and their communities. For those who struggle to thrive in mainstream educational settings, it can be hard to see a bright future, to stay motivated, and to feel inspired. However, so many of the core values needed to excel within sports environments can be taken and adapted to help young people see how to channel their passions and overcome their own battles.
I really hope we can smash last year’s fundraising target and show everyone what the Foundation is all about.
A word from the players
What is Northampton Saints Foundation?
Northampton Saints Foundation uses the values of Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club and the power of sport to inspire, support, and educate young people. By collaborating with local businesses, schools, and communities they work with those lost in mainstream education to help them develop new skills, rebuild confidence, and increase their employability.
Why Foundation Day?
Four months into the new academic year, the Foundation has already worked with over 2,400 people through heritage events, and social inclusion and education programmes. It expects this number to grow considerably throughout the year as they support some of the county’s most vulnerable people.
Catherine Deans, Managing Director at Northampton Saints Foundation said:
Each year we see a significant rise in people who need our support. With a rise in numbers comes increased costs in venues, staff, and the services we are able to provide – which is why days like Foundation Day are so important.
The matchday crowd can expect a host of activities, auctions, and a raffle with some incredible prizes, as well as chances to meet Northampton Saints’ players in the Supporter Village.
We want to encourage the entire Northamptonshire community to support the Foundation by purchasing tickets, donating, and getting involved with the activities on the day, and we hope you share our excitement about what’s to come.
Tickets for the Foundation Day match include entry to the stadium to watch Northampton Saints versus Gloucester Ruby, access to all the activities taking place, and to the Supporter Village.