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Newsletter January 2017

The Latest News from NCTLC Trust and wishing you all a Happy New Year

Another busy month for the local charity who support children going through or post cancer treatment along with their family.  Janet Walker-Smith (founder) said, “The charity had another busy Christmas period, taking 20 of its families on their annual Fantasy 4 day break to Butlin’s, Skegness thanks to Wollaston BMW. I was delighted to receive various fundraisers from Gary Nix, Barnes Friends group of Lower Harlestone, Hollowells Steam rally committee for their generous donations. Bodymek and Creative cupcake company for their fundraising, WM Morrisons for the numerous gifts for the children, to the team from Nationwide for coming in to wrap the gifts. To Dave Shurville of Signs and Designs Ltd, for our wonderful new office facia signs.

Where do we start after such a busy Christmas period here at NC TLC Trust, as you know we held our annual charity ball in October and raised an amazing £3,945, we are currently sourcing 4 chair beds and a double sofa bed for Northampton General Hospital’s Disney Ward and WiFi, any funds left will be put back into the charity for the families.

Gary Nix from In Transit Light Transport Services Ltd. held a raffle raising a fantastic £58.74 for us. In Transit Light Transport Services Ltd. are a family run business set up in 1993 providing Worldwide Freight Services, Road haulage and lots more.

We also received a delivery of Christmas gifts and a cheque for £500 from the Barnes Friends Group at Lower Harlestone in Northampton, the Christmas gifts were being given to the charity children in time for the festive season.


BodyMek Automotive in St. James, Northampton sold raffle tickets to win a Luxury Christmas Hamper with the monies raised being donated to NC TLC Trust, amount raised is yet to be confirmed.

The Creative Cupcake Company in Northampton Town Centre held a family funday for the charity also in December, more about this to follow next month.


WM Morrisons brought us masses of great gifts for the children last month and the Nationwide Elves came into NC TLC Towers to help wrap the tons of christmas presents that had been donated for the children to receive. Christmas songs were playing to get us all in the festive spirit, the atmosphere was electric, with Christmas cheer and mince pies. Thank you guys so much for your help, we know it was a mammoth task but you helped us to pull it off.


Country Lion have made it possible, yet again, for a large group of the charity families to start their Christmas Fantasy trip to Butlins, travelling by coach to Skegness for the 4 day weekend. Country Lion have given us an amazing round trip discount as a gift to the families which is amazing. We would like to thank you guys in advance for yet another magical transfer to our destination and home again. More about the Butlins Fantasy Trip next month……..


As you may already know Wollaston BMW are helping the charity with their support and fundraising, they have already done so much, with their help with sprucing up NC TLC towers with their painting skills and elbow grease, not to mention the amazing Event they held at the Lighthouse on the Wellingborough Road, Northampton, raising an incredible £18,100, which has paid for the Fantasy Christmas break to Butlins, Skegness.


Dave Shurville from Signs and Designs Ltd came into the offices to give us our new facia signs, that will be located at the entrance of the offices.

NC TLC Trust also received some great news from the Co-op community team, the funding period for local community funds has been extended which means that our supporters have an extra 3 weeks to support our charity through the co-op. To date they have raised a staggering £550.63.

Last but by no means least Janet, NC TLC Trust founder was invited along with her husband Kevin to the Hollowell Steam Rally Christmas party by Allen Eaton MBE, where they were presented with a cheque for a whopping £500, the event was well turned out with the rally volunteers and others who were presented with cheques for their charities. Allen started the rallies back in 1986, the event has been successful year on year, with lots of stalls, vintage cars, heavy horse show and the good old steam engines.

Should you wish to contact the office for further information, please call 01604 811025 or email We are always looking for people who would like to help us.

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