Abbey Community Theatre

Over the Christmas break, Kelly’s Heroes received an incredibly generous donation from the Abbey Community Theatre based in East Hunsbury, Northampton. The Theatre was founded back in 1983 and over the years, the cast have produced a variety of plays ranging from classics, murder/mystery plays, comedies and pantomimes. Bill Horsley, Chairman of the Theatre said the team wanted to donate to Kelly’s Heroes because mental health was a subject close to their hearts and they had seen firsthand how the charity had helped people.


VSH Law decided that, instead of sending Christmas cards over the festive period, they would use the money to donate to Kelly’s Heroes. The law firm also work with Nene Education Trust whom Kelly’s Heroes have been collaborating with over the past 12 months to educate and train those working within the trust on suicide prevention.
From everyone here at the charity, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their incredibly generous donations.

Kelly’s Heroes works and supports adults and young people who are struggling with their mental health, have suicide ideation or who have been bereaved by suicide. Our team of Counsellors are fully qualified and are trained within specific areas of mental health and grief counselling.

You do not need to be referred into our services by your GP, you can use our online button to self-

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Half Term fun

As the school half-term approaches, Northamptonshire emerges as a fantastic destination for families seeking a blend of education and entertainment. With a diverse range of activities, the county offers something for every age group.

  • Historical Exploration

Explore the rich history of Northamptonshire by visiting historical sites such as Althorp House, the final resting place of Princess Diana. Delve into the past at Rockingham Castle, where interactive tours provide a glimpse into medieval life.

  • Animal Encounters

Treat the kids to a day at West Lodge Rural Centre, where they can interact with farm animals, go on tractor rides, and enjoy the adventure playground. It’s an educational experience disguised as pure fun.

  • Museums and Learning Centres

Immerse yourselves in science and technology at the Silverstone Experience, a captivating journey through the history of British motorsport. There are also plenty of activities at your local library.

  • Festive Markets and Events

Check out local events and markets that often take place during half-term. From farmers’ markets to craft fairs, Northamptonshire’s community spirit comes alive, offering a chance to support local businesses and artisans.

  • Countryside Walks

Northamptonshire boasts scenic countryside walks, like those in Brixworth Country Park, Stanwick Lakes and Barnwell Country Park. Pack a lunch, put on your walking shoes, and enjoy the tranquillity of nature with well-marked trails suitable for all skill levels.

  • Family-Friendly Theatres

Keep an eye out for special performances at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Theatre, which often hosts family-friendly shows during school breaks.

Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or simply creating cherished family memories,
Northamptonshire offers an array of options for an enriching and enjoyable half-term break. For more family fun ideas, visit:

Nene Education Trust hosts school fundraiser in memory of student

Nene Education Trust is proud to reveal it has raised £2,000 in their latest drive to support Kelly’s Heroes.

In an effort to contribute to the ongoing battle against suicide and in memory of former student, Callum Woodcroft, who, sadly took his own life in March 2022, Nene Education Trust launched a school fundraiser aimed at raising awareness and funds for Kelly’s Heroes at the end of last year. The trust recognises the importance of mental health support, and through this partnership, wanted to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by suicide.

“We are honoured to join forces with Kelly’s Heroes in the fight against suicide. Mental health is a priority, and through our fundraising efforts, we hope to contribute significantly to the resources needed for prevention and support” said Matt Coleman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Nene Education Trust.

The fundraising campaign saw the students at Manor School spend a day remembering Callum by wearing his favourite colour, hosting a football tournament, and writing memories about him. The day was designed to engage the community and raise awareness about suicide prevention. Nene Education Trust encourages individuals and businesses alike to participate and contribute to this vital cause.