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Bridget Philpott

Our charity of the year 2024 is…

31st January 2024


At the start of every year, we take a company-wide vote to decide which of the many worthy organisations in our local area will be the Crick Software ‘charity of the year.’ We then spend the next 12 months undertaking all manner of fundraising to make as much money for them as we can!

This year, the team’s clear winner was The Lowdown – a mental health charity supporting young people in Northamptonshire.

Why The Lowdown?

The Lowdown provides free and confidential support services for 11- 25-year-olds in Northamptonshire and believes that no young person should ever experience mental health issues alone. They offer a caring environment where young people are always supported on their journey towards positive emotional health and wellbeing.

Their work

The Lowdown works with young people to provide accessible, safe, welcoming, confidential and non-judgemental services including:

  • Counselling
  • Information, Advice & Advocacy
  • Wellbeing
  • LGBTQ+
  • Youth Groups
  • Sexual Health.

Last year, over 2000 young people were supported by the charity!

The Lowdown’s work is vital to thousands of young people in Northamptonshire, so the team felt strongly that they should receive our support as Crick Software’s charity of the year 2024.

Where we come in

We have lots of fun activities planned to ensure that 2024 is our most successful fundraising year ever, including bake sales and sponsored challenges. As ever, we’ll keep you posted via our Facebook and X channels.  

If you’d like to find out more about The Lowdown or support the vital work that they do, you can visit their website here.

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