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Johnson Underwood to host launch event for sponsored “Memory Book” raising vital funds for Age UK Northamptonshire

Posted: 16/12/19 by Age UK Northamptonshire

Age UK Northamptonshire are delighted to announce that Johnson Underwood have sponsored the creation and publication of a Northampton Memory Book which will represent stories gathered from the Venton Centre clients.

The Memory Book will be officially launched on December 17th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm at an event hosted by Johnson Underwood at Workbridge, , The Old Laundry, Bedford Rd, Northampton NN4 7AD. All the Age UK Northamptonshire clients who have contributed to the book have been invited to enjoy a cup of tea and a festive mince pie or piece of Christmas cake as a special thank you. Johnson Underwood are also keen to thank Concept Midlands Print for their printing of some of the books.

The book will be sold in the eight Age UK Northamptonshire shops around the county to raise funds to help the charity continue to support 15,000 older people across Northamptonshire every year.

Johnson Underwood have chosen Age UK Northamptonshire as their charity of the year 2019/2020 and have developed a programme of initiatives to support the work of the charity. Johnson Underwood, who were established nearly 30 years ago, are well known for truly caring about people which enhances their specialist recruitment services they offer, providing a huge diversity of roles for candidates and clients across Northamptonshire and its bordering counties.

Johnson Underwood are neighbours of Age UK Northamptonshire’s wellbeing centre, the Venton Centre, and were keen to support a local charity. Staff came up with lots of ideas they wanted to enact including creating and sponsoring a poster and flyer to publicise Age UK Northamptonshire’s free services, regular volunteering, donating tombola and Christmas gifts for socially isolated clients and participating in a sponsored run in July 2020.

The book was a particular favourite of the firm, who were keen to represent the stories of older people in Northampton and demonstrate that senior people have contributed so much to the county. The book is a glimpse into the town’s past and a record for future generations.

Carol Johnson, Johnson Underwood Managing Director comments: “‘We are really proud to be supporting Age UK Northamptonshire as our Charity of the Year. We are especially looking forward to realising the funds raised for the published Memory Book and helping to raise vital awareness of the amazing work this organisation does to help older members of the community in Northamptonshire.’

Chris Duff, Age UK Northamptonshire Chief Executive adds: “We are thrilled that Johnson Underwood have chosen us as their charity of the year. They have come up with exciting joint projects for us to work on together and that our clients are directly involved with. The misconception about Age UK Northamptonshire is that we are funded nationally or by government subsidies and therefore, we don’t need support. In fact, we are a local charity, run and funded in Northamptonshire and have been for over 60 years. Working together with local businesses helps us to keep doing what we do. We can’t wait for the memory book event and official launch. It will give a platform to celebrate our amazing clients and their stories.”

To find out more about how Johnson Underwood help individuals and businesses with specialist recruitment across Northamptonshire visit www.johnsonunderwood.co.uk or call 01604 626162.

More information about Age UK Northamptonshire’s services can be found at at www.ageuk.org.uk/northamptonshire or by calling 01604 611200.

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