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Passion for pedalling sets new record!

Northamptonshire’s favourite annual fundraising bike ride has ridden the crest of the cycling wave by setting another new record for those leaping into their saddles! Cycle 4 Cynthia, which raises money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice and the Northampton charity Kidsaid, supporting youngsters who have suffered bereavement, bullying, abuse or family issues, saw over 1300 riders gather at Lamport Hall on Sunday (21st September) – a twenty per cent increase on the record set last year. Among those new to both […]

Saints’ loss is cycle ride’s gain!

Last season he helped the Saints to double cup glory from the back row of the scrum but this Sunday, Sam Dickinson will be leading from the front as he gets the riders underway at this year’s Cycle 4 Cynthia!  You see the Franklin’s Gardens hero is currently out through a neck injury and won’t be travelling to Newcastle with the side as it continues its defence of the premiership title, but instead will be turning to his new found […]

Saints star rues sporting clash!

  Northamptonshire’s favourite annual charity bike ride will be without one of its most famous cyclists this year as Saints coach Jim Mallinder switches his lycra and pedals for line-outs and penalties! You see the Franklin’s Gardens hero, who led his team to double success in the Aviva Premiership and Amlin Challenge Cup last season, will be in Newcastle on Sunday 21st September for his side’s latest league fixture which means he’ll miss Cycle 4 Cynthia for the first time […]

Bike ride bids for gnomentous year!

                They may be considered a horticultural horror by many gardeners, and certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but gnomes are likely to be out in force at Lamport Hall next month for this year’s Cycle 4 Cynthia! You see, as featured in the Bank Holiday edition of BBCs Countryfile, the impressive stately home near Kettering is home to the world’s oldest gnome which was brought from Germany in the 1800s by former owner Sir Charles Isham, and the […]

Vacancy at Kidsaid House

Kidsaid currently have a vacancy for an Administration Assistant on a temporary, 3 month contract. NOW FILLED. £11.00 per hour 27 hours per week, 3 month contract commencing September 2014 The role of the Administrative Assistant is to provide efficient support to the Kids Aid Charity and ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the office and business.   The main responsibilities will include: Administration Front line response to all enquiries Database maintenance Coordinating meetings and minute taking Helping to raise income; […]

Odyssey Sports Events raise £580 for KidsAid!

KidsAid are extremely grateful for the support given by Odyssey Sports Events recently. Odyssey held a recent cycling event on the 25th May and donated an incredible £580 from their ticket sales to KidsAid. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support from Odyssey and look forward to the next event being held on the 14th September which is a ladies race called the Strada Rosa which is starting in Stony Stratford.

Mark completes Tough Mudder!

Mark Curley has continued to support Kidsaid by completing the exhausting Tough Mudder obstacle course for the second time to raise funds for Kidsaid. Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit and is certainly not for the faint hearted! The Trustees, staff and therapists at Kidsaid would like to say a huge thank you to Mark for his commitment and endless energy shown in raising funds for local children. Thank you!

Girls Brigade raise £125 for Kidsaid

The 5th Northamptonshire Girls Brigade held a ‘bag packing’ session at Asda, Kingsthorpe recently and raised a whopping £125 for Kidsaid! Thank you to all the Girls and their Team Leaders who gave up their precious time to raise funds for Kidsaid.  Support such as this makes a huge difference to the lives of local children.

Underwear revival for county charity ride

A former professional footballer from the county will be diving into his underwear drawer in search of a special pair of pants this September as he leaps into the saddle to support Northamptonshire’s favourite annual cycle ride! Ex-Cobblers and Rushden and Diamonds captain Ray Warburton will be donning a pair of ‘lucky undies’ as he takes part in Cycle for Cynthia, which is raising money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Kidsaid, the Northampton charity offering support to youngsters who have […]

Margaret enjoys her fishing expedition

Congratulations go to Margaret who recently won an auction prize of a days fishing tuition at the recent charity Golf Day organised by the Rotary Club. Ray Jenkins, who donated the prize, joined Margaret at Grafham Water on 9th July.   Margaret says she thoroughly enjoyed her day and successfully landed a fish. A huge thank you goes to Ray who kindly donated the days fishing as a prize.