Clothing Collection!

It’s that time of year that we all start getting rid of all our winter clothes and trading them in for our summer wardrobe!

If you are getting rid of any clothes, please let us know! Claire Billingham has been doing a wonderful job of collecting unwanted clothes in order to raise money for AAC! Last week’s collection raised £280!

Thank you to Claire and to all of you who donated your unwanted items!


A graduation ceremony for AAC!

On Sunday 19th April Pete and Hazel Kouzaris had the privilege of attending the Graduation ceremony for students who were acknowledged by the National Citizen Service (NCS) from schools across the county of Northamptonshire. A group of students from Northampton chose to raise funds for Always a Chance by selling cakes and by organising a huge party.The students raised the magnificent sum of £526.03.

Our thanks go to the following individuals.What wonderful young people you all are. Your family must be so proud of you!
  • Moulton College   DJ
  • Northampton Academy.  Ezra,Sean, Rourke ,Fatooma
  • Caroline Chisholm.   Michaela,Faye
  • Abbeyfield School. Tom,Ricky,Abi,Amy
  • Thomas Becket Catholic School.  Harriet,Eve
  • The Duston School. Tom,Ricky,Amy

Second SAMM Abroad Conference supported by AAC and the University of Northampton

Sunday was the culmination of the second SAMM Abroad Conference sponsored by Always A Chance and the University of Northampton.
There was a very moving ceremony around the tree of remembrance led by Kathleen O’Hara, American author of ‘Grief Like no other’ – one of the Saturday’s guest speakers. The other speaker, Georgie Vestey gave an insight into effective communication with the media following events creating tragedy and grief. Today the families placed a yellow ribbon on the tree in memory of loved ones who had been murdered overseas. Following the ceremony delegates engaged in therapeutic sessions such as yoga, massage or a local walk. The weekend was a huge success with families expressing how much they appreciated a forum which enabled them to share their stories and feed into opportunities to lobby government for greater support by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for families affected by overseas homicide.

None of this could have happened without the generous support of all of you who have donated money to AAC. If you had observed these families coming together and supporting one another you would have seen how worthwhile this event was.

Thank you x