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Posted on Aug 9 2022 by Bobbie Kelly

FESTIVOL IS BACK! SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 3 September, 12:30pm to 3:30pm at Workbridge, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AD 

Come along to Workbridge on Saturday 3 September to find out about the benefits of volunteering, while enjoying live music from the Cool Jazz collective, shopping, street food, mocktails, and more!

Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunity to find out about volunteering, with stalls including St Andrew's Voluntary Services, Pets as Therapy, Mind, Northampton Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS), Volunteer Passport, Space to Talk and more.

The event will feature stalls from local artisans, including Nonna Lucia's (pizza), Gallones (ice cream), Jute (freshly made coffee), Muddled Lime (mocktails) and food and drinks from our very own award-winning Workbridge coffee shop. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available, and parking is free.

​​​​​​​There will also be a variety of stalls to browse selling items such as handmade crafts and plants from the Workbridge garden centre.

This is an event that is open to the public, including all of our staff and volunteers, so if you have any family, friends or neighbours who would like to attend, then please bring them along.

PLUS! If you register for the FestiVol on our Eventbrite page here (or use the QR code on the poster, below), you’ll automatically be entered into a free prize draw to win a £150 gift voucher for a top Northamptonshire Spa Hotel.

Dawn Wright, Voluntary Services Manager at St Andrew’s explained: "This is the second year we have held Festivol, and this year is already bigger and better than last. We have invited several other charities to join us, including Pink Rooster, Space to Talk, Action for Happiness and Volunteer Passport.  Set within the beautiful surroundings of Workbridge, guests will be able to take advantage of the coffee shop, charity shop & studio, garden centre and Daily Bread, whilst also enjoying the festival atmosphere with live music courtesy of The Cool Jazz Collective, free meditation sessions from the Falcon Hotel retreat in Castle Ashby, games and street food.  Everyone is welcome.

“At St Andrew’s we have around 350 volunteers who bring a special kind of magic to our patients, contributing to their recovery in a variety of different ways. When volunteering, you will have the chance to learn new skills, make new friends and to meet and volunteer with people who have a variety of backgrounds, cultures, interests and skills. So if you have ever thought about volunteering for any reason at all then come along and find out more! Please scan the QR code for free entry into our prize raffle draw and to book your free space via EventBrite.

“We look forward to seeing you there.”


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