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Heads-Up Sixfields Football Tournament

The annual Heads-Up mental health tournament was held on Tuesday the 14th of May at the Sixfields Stadium. Bridge for the first time entered three teams, with members taking part from all three sites. There was around thirty members taking part, and many more...

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Equine Therapy

On Thursday 9th May some of our members and staff had a day of Equine Therapy. We were very lucky with the glorious sunshine and enjoyed a fantastic day up on the farm with the Horses and other animals! Our day consisted of relaxing, grooming and bonding with the...

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Table Tennis League Champions!!

When we bought table tennis tables all those years ago, we don't think anyone envisaged that we would have a team in a league, let alone win it. They were brought in for a number of reasons - good for physical/ mental health, give people a hobby, for prison leavers...

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Volunteer of the month March 2024

Volunteer of the Month March 2024Michael has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for March 2024.Michael has been volunteering at Wellingborough Bridge since December. He has consistently shown enthusiasm and commitment to his role and really adds to the lovely...

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Volunteer of the Month February 2024

Volunteer of the Month February 2024 Kev has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for February 2024. Kev has been volunteering at Corby Bridge for a few months as a Recovery Support Volunteer. He has recently started facilitating the men’s group which has been going...

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Volunteer of the month January 2024

Volunteer of the Month January 2024 Dan has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for January 2024. Dan volunteers at Northampton Bridge as a Recovery Support Volunteer. He attended a community event with one of our staff members this month and was a huge help. Dan has...

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Volunteer of The Month December 2023

Volunteer of the Month December 2023Jeff has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for December 2023.Jeff Volunteers at Northampton Bridge. He started in the Kitchen and has recently started facilitating some activities as well as supporting members in various ways. He...

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Volunteer of The Month November 2023

  Volunteers of the Month November 2023     Lucan has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for November 2023. Lucan volunteers at Northampton Bridge and has really thrown himself into it since he started. Lucan has been a big support to members, other...

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Health and Wellbeing day

On 8th November we held a Health and Wellbeing day at Bridge. It was a huge success with many services offered, including; Flu/Covid Vaccines, Stop Smoking Service, Health Checks, Hep C Testing and so much more! More than 40 people made good use of the services today,...

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Volunteers of the month October 23

  Volunteers of the Month October 2023     Adam has been awarded volunteer of the month for October 2023. Adam is a Recovery Support Volunteer at Northampton Bridge. Adam has been a huge support to our members, offering support and has attended appointments...

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Volunteers of the Month September 2023

  Volunteers of the Month September 2023   Some great work this month across the board from our volunteers at Bridge. Our volunteers play a huge part in the work that we do. This month we have 3 volunteers of the month: David has been awarded volunteer of the...

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Bridge Northampton Fun Day

          We recently hosted a Fun Day at Beckets Park in Northampton. With the summer we've had this year we hoped for good weather, and we were lucky that it was a lovely, sunny day. We played football, rounders, volleyball, and badminton, and also had some 'funny'...

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Table Tennis Tournament

On July 5th Bridge held their summer table tennis tournament at Bridge Northampton, and it was our most attended tournament to date. 27 players from around the County entered, and many more members watched the tournament unfold. The tournament was organised into 3...

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Heads up Tournament

On May 24th the annual 'Heads Up' tournament was held at Sixfields. Teams from Recovery House (Rushden), St Andrews, NTFC in the community, Thomas Rehab (Blackburn) and Bridge all attended, with 8 teams taking part. Each team played each other once, with the top 4...

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Table Tennis League

In April Bridge played their final table tennis game for the season against Headlands Herons. We won the game 8-2 which places us in 3rd place, with the team below needing 6 points in their last game to overtake us. Bridge once again has done exceptionally well in the...

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Football at Northampton Town

On the 17th of January, our football session players were given an amazing experience, attending Northampton Town FC first team training. They were able to watch up close, professional footballers train and then had a training session with the Cobblers coaches...

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Bridge Sports Day

On Thursday 6th July members from all across the county took part in what has become our annual sports day, with Corby, Northampton and Wellingborough playing for the Tom Morrice Cup.     We played rounders, had an egg and spoon race, a dress up relay, long jump...

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Volunteer of the Month – May 2023

  Carl has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for May The whole of the team at Wellingborough nominated Carl saying: He has gone above and beyond in creating, planning and delivering changes to the Wellingborough site, alongside throwing himself into supporting...

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Volunteer of the Month April 2023

Linda has been awarded Volunteer of the Month for April 2023 Linda has been volunteering in the kitchen since March but surpassed herself in April. Linda worked extra days to cover when staff were off and has been cooking and shopping even when not expected to and...

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St Andrews – Football

On Friday 25th of November, Bridge attended an 11 a side tournament at St Andrews. This was the first time St Andrews had held an 11 a side tournament, and the first time Bridge had attended one.   Bridge along with Northampton Town Multi Disabled and The Frank Bruno...

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Vacancies

VACANCY:  Bridge is currently looking to recruit a recovery worker in Wellingborough. Click here to view a full role description. For more information please contact HRenquiries@bridge-northants.org.uk or to apply online, please click here.VIEW ROLES:...

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Volunteer of the Month October 22

Phoebe and Kieran have been awarded Volunteer of the Month for October 2022. Phoebe is a Recovery Support Volunteer at Wellingborough Bridge. She is always keen to help and goes out of her way to make sure everyone feels welcome and included. This month, she took the...

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Evening Entertainment

Following the success of our previous evening event in April, we decided to host another.     Members from all 3 sites attended for bingo, a quiz and karaoke, with food being provided also. Russ hosted the games of bingo with lots of prizes being given out to our...

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Cleaning Up

On Tuesday 13th September, Ben, Kyle, Mick, and Keiran cleaned and weeded the shared alleyway. Over time the alleyway has been littered with rubbish and weeds overgrown which became a sore sight walking towards the car park of Bridge.   Many members and staff...

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Table Tennis Tournament

Bridge held their quarterly table tennis tournament in Northampton on the 27th July 2022. 21 players from around the county attended, so we split players in 7 leagues of 3 players. League games, every player would play each other in their group once, with games...

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Football Tournament

St Andrews held their annual football tournament at St Andrews Healthcare in Northampton on Friday 22nd of July. 6 teams from around the county attended, and Bridge put in one team. The tournament was played in a league format and Bridge won 1, drew 3, and lost 1...

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Volunteer of the month July 2022

Sian and Rebecca have both been awarded Volunteer of the Month for July 2022.   Sian has gone above and beyond in July. She has stepped in to help run activity groups such as Art Expression when short staffed, created a spiritual event for members to attend in...

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Sports Day

On Thursday 7th July 2022 we held our first Sports Day at Bassetts Park, Wellingborough. Our 3 sites competed for the Tom Morrice trophy, named in honour of an amazing person and volunteer who sadly passed away.     They played against each other in rounders, tug of...

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Skegness

To celebrate National Volunteers week, we organised a day trip to Skegness on 7th June and invited all the Bridge volunteers along.     We had volunteers from all 3 sites and there were 29 of us altogether.   The day included lots of fish and chips, ice cream,...

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Tournament

On Thursday 26th May, Northampton Football in the Community held the annual Heads-Up mental health tournament at the Sixfields Stadium.     There were 9 teams that entered, and Bridge managed to field two teams. Each team played each other once, both Bridge teams had...

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Foraging

Bridge Members went foraging on the 24th of May.     A really good event and all members got a lot out of it today. We left Bridge in 3 cars with a lunch pack up. Travelled to Woodford Halse. We completed a 4 mile circular walk around the beautiful nearby village...

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An Evening of Entertainment

Bridge held an Evening of Entertainment on Wednesday 20th April.     Food was provided to all in attendance (burgers and chips) and all dietary requirements were catered for. Lots of non- alcoholic drinks were on offer, including mocktails, which went down really...

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Walk for Shelter

Bridge took part in this fundraising event during March and raised £185.00. We need to thank two people in particular, Bridge members Sue Edwards and Paul Blake who between them gathered the most sponsors and money, and Sue who managed to walk an incredible 178 miles...

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Mayoral Visit (8th of March 2022)

On Tuesday we were visited by the Mayor of Wellingborough to see what we do and to meet some of our members. The Mayor visited for 2 hours, listening to and discussing the journeys of those in recovery, which was fantastic to see. It was made even nicer with it being...

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Christmas Event Update

Bridge would like to thank everyone once again who attended our Christmas dinner event in December. We raised £200 from the event. This money has been donated to Cerebral Palsy Northamptonshire. Cerebral Palsy Northamptonshire provide subsidised social events for...

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Christmas Events 2021

This year we had planned to host a big Christmas event in Northampton and to invite Bridge members from across the county.  Previously, these events had proved to be very popular but the onset of Covid in 2020  meant that such events had to be cancelled....

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Online Relapse Prevention Group

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ON WEDNESDAY 22nd OF DECEMBER 2021, the Online Relapse Prevention Group will take place at 2:00PM (not 12:30PM). The original link on the timetables on our activities page, can still be used to access the group at 2:00PM. We apologise for any...

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Halloween October 2021

On the 28th October: We did Pumpkin carving at Wellingborough Bridge. Everyone got stuck in and created very individual pumpkins and had a good time.     On the 29th October: We had a Halloween Party at Wellingborough with a buffet, which was enjoyed by both...

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Multi Agency Volunteer Event

Family Support Link, Hope, Bridge and S2S wanted to come together to recognise the amazing support volunteers give to the people who access these organisations. On 29th Sept 21, volunteers were invited to celebrate their contributions to Northamptonshire's Recovery...

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In memory of Tom

It’s with great sadness that I inform you all of the passing of Tom Morrice on the 25th of September 2021. Tom volunteered for Bridge for some fifteen years.  Not once did he ask for anything in return.  Not once did he refuse to give. He was a gentle man with a...

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Macmillan Events September 2021

An amazing couple of days at all 3 sites, supporting a great cause. Prizes were awarded to the best tasting and best decorated cakes. There was a fantastic atmosphere throughout, at all sites, with lots of fun and food. It was a pleasure for the staff to spend time...

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Fun Day – July 21

After the Covid restrictions being lifted, it seemed a good idea to head out to the park for some fun. It was also an ideal time to celebrate the life of our friend and colleague, Dan Ward.  Dan sadly passed away on the 30th of...

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Wellingborough Fun Day – July 2021

Wellingborough Fun Day – July 2021

Fun was what it was! We played football, rounders and volleyball. We had a lovely lunch. But the best thing today was that we got to see so many members and all having a great time together. Lots of laughing and smiling. So many positive comments about how we all...

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The Big Walk – December 2020

The Big Walk – December 2020

A great time was had by all staff, volunteers, members and furry friends who took part in The Big Walk to raise funds for, and awareness of, the charity, Shelter. Those from Corby walked locally on 9 December and those from Wellingborough and Northampton took part in...

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The Dan Ward Room

Dan Ward, our Housing and Employment Advisor at Northampton Bridge, sadly passed away on 30th July 2020. In memory of Dan, the ETE room at Northampton Bridge was renamed the Dan Ward Room and has recently been completely refurbished with fresh bright paint, new...

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The Rose of Northamptonshire Award – January 2020

The Rose of Northamptonshire Award – January 2020

Bridge is delighted to announce that it was nominated and awarded the Rose of Northamptonshire Award aimed to recognise and celebrate the hard work and determination of those who have helped their communities and those most at risk during the pandemic. This Award is...

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