What will you do with your ONEhour to make a difference?


ONEhour - £12 -ONEsession


You can be as imaginative with your ONEhour as you wish...


·Donate ONEhour’s salary as a one off donation


oDonateONEhour’s salary ongoing every month


·Donate ONEhour of profit from your pub, club, shop or business (ie bar takings, or a % of)


·Use your ONEhour as a teambuilding event/ competition in your school, place of work or club


·Do a ONEhour fundraiser – sponsored silence, sponsored walk, wash cars for one hour, you could even try and break a world record in your hour.


·Busk for ONEhour and donate your takings


Since opening in 1989, the lowdown has supported over 200,000 young people age 12-25 in crisis. Each life changing and sometimes life saving session costs just £12


ONEhour can make a massive and positive difference in someone’s life. In any ONEhour session, the lowdown’s counsellors positively change and sometimes save the life of a young person who is vulnerable or in distress, and they have been doing this for the past 24 years.  The lowdown’s ‘ONEhour will make a Difference’ campaign is the chance for YOU to give one of your hours, to help us make a positive difference to the lives of local young people in crisis.




At any one time, a young person in Northamptonshire is experiencing a devastating personal crisis.  The lowdown’s team of dedicated volunteers are there to ensure they don’t face this alone, by being there when needed, to guide them through their difficulties.  Your support now will help uscontinue to change and save the lives of many 12-25 year olds and help to prevent crises such as teenage pregnancy, drug & alcohol dependency, self harming, stress & anxiety, depression and even suicide....... It is our belief, that young person should not experience mental or physical ill health unsupported.






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Raising money for

The Lowdown

The Lowdown

Charity Registration No. 801886

The Lowdown provides free and confidential counselling, information and support services to children and young adults in Northamptonshire. Since opening our doors in 1989, we have supported over 200,000 young people who have told us their lives have changed for the better. Thank you!

Raising money for

Run by The Lowdown

Charity Registration No. 801886

Donations 63

Innovation Security Systems (Duston) held a collection at our annual party. The company has doubled the amount collected. We are very pleased to help support this great charity.

Donation by Iain Billingham - Innovation Security. on 21/04/14


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Hoping this helps a little with the wonderful work you carry out

Donation by Access Global LogisticsLtd on 13/01/14


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Hope your good work is now getting adequate finances

Donation by Bob B on 11/01/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

and a bit more from Northants Pilates.

Donation by Karen Grinter on 11/12/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Keep up the amazing work..Love from everyone at Northants Pilates

Donation by Karen Grinter on 11/12/13


+ £31.25 Gift Aid

In memory of my cousin, Chris Chillingsworth.

Donation by Debra Hall on 13/10/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the good work, from all in the Credit Department at Howden Joinery Ltd

Donation by Credit Department - Howden Joinery Ltd on 10/10/13


Carry on the great work!

Donation by Coral x on 24/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Northampton wouldn't be the same without the Lowdown! Quiz wages from: Dave, Lewis, Leanne, Jack, Heather, Hanna, Sam, Mala and John.

Donation by The Quizzing 9 on 03/05/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/04/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Everyone that has an association with The Lowdown is so passionate about their would be criminal for it to close. Please spread the word!

Donation by Stuart McDermott on 19/04/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Time is tight people - Lowdown need your support now. Good luck and thanks for all your great work.

Donation by Richard Mayston on 17/04/13


+ £3.00 Gift Aid

This is a service that saves lives and deserves to be around for the long term. I have everything crossed for you.

Donation by Samantha Lamb on 12/04/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Katy Sakoor on 11/04/13

A wonderful service with a wonderful reputation. Let's hope more people realise the true value of your offer before it's too late.

Donation by Jim Willis on 11/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/04/13

I love the Lowdown! I love it's work and it's people!

Donation by Sean Silver on 09/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What an amazing service! Counselling is so expensive, but so vital. I benefitted from a similar service in Canada. Your service is noble & invaluable

Donation by Shyane Siriwardena - @MentalF_Blog on 09/04/13

I'll never forget how your counselling service helped me when I was 16, many years ago!

Donation by Keith Holland-Delamere on 08/04/13

I hope you are able to continue the wonderful work you do.

Donation by Julie Smith on 08/04/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Pleased to help, I hope this might make a difference.

Donation by Anonymous on 08/04/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/04/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Claire Lister on 07/04/13

Donation by Camilla Wren on 07/04/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,529.47
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,529.47
  • Gift Aid£525.92

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.