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Rock out and help the town’s homeless community

News Page 6th February 2020

Final-year Events Management students at the University of Northampton are organising a primary school choir competition to raise money for Northamptonshire charity, the Hope Centre.

Now in its second year, the Rock for Hope concert will take place on Friday 13 March, 5:30–9pm, at the Deco theatre, in the town centre.

The event will see local primary schools perform toe-tapping classic songs everyone loves, showcasing the town’s youngest singing stars, as well raising much needed funds to keep the Hope Centre in operation.

The Hope Centre supports over 100 homeless people every day, providing them with hot meals, showers, clothes and delivers educational classes and training – costing in the region of £35,000 a month to run. The money raised through this concert will be a lifeline to those living on the streets of Northampton.

Tanya Haji-Miller, Community Fundraiser, from Hope Centre, said: “We were really excited at the prospect of working, once again, with the University’s Events Management students. Last year’s Rock for Hope event brought together hundreds of people and raised over £2,000.

“Rock for Hope is a great event for all the family, the children from the primary schools have a fantastic time singing. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the talent in our community and raise lots of money for some of the most disadvantaged people in our town. We’re really looking forward to Rock for Hope 2020.”

Claire Leer, Senior Lecturer in Events Management & Tourism at the University of Northampton, said: “Organising this this event gives the students a chance to put into practice what they have learnt during their studies at the University, and it’s a great thing to add to their CV as they start to think about applying for jobs. The money raised by this event will, we hope, be a wonderful contribution to the Hope Centres’ goal to raise £1.2million in 2020. “

Tickets can be purchased here – priced £6.50 for adults and £4.50 for under 18s and over 60s.

The event can be followed on Facebook or email for more information.

For more information on BA Events Management, you can visit the course page.

Rock for Hope Team (L-R): Olivia Bramley, Georgia Walsingham, Linh Dang, Lucinda Hutchings. Not pictured, Ambra Paduraru.

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