Summer Fun Day

renew169's Summer Fun Day is taking place on Saturday 9 July from 10am to 2pm at the Tove Valley Centre, Northampton Road.

There will be fun for all the family including:

  • Entertainment

  • Raffle

  • Tombola

  • Hot Food

  • Refreshments

  • Children's Activities

  • Bouncy Castle

  • Variety of Stalls.

All proceeds from the day will be split between renew169 and TVBF.

We can't wait to see you there!

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Charity of the Year!

We are delighted to announce that The Bell Plantation, Towcester will be supporting renew169 Wellbeing Café as our Charity of the Year!

Renew169 Wellbeing Café are a Towcester based charity offering a drop-in service to anyone experiencing poor mental or emotional health such as anxiety, depression, grief or isolation. Our team of volunteers offer a quiet shared space at 169 Watling Street to share a cuppa, where it’s OK not to be OK.


The Bell Plantation are a family-run, independent garden centre in Towcester, Northants who have one passion and that is the great outdoors. They have a simple purpose; to help, support and supply everything you need to make your garden an amazing and relaxing place. They also believe that gardening aids mental health in a huge variety of ways, which is why they have teamed up with renew169 Wellbeing Café to raise awareness for those experiencing poor mental and emotional health.


We’re excited to be working together during 2022/3 and will be sharing communications and enjoying events together. We hope visitors to Bell Plantation and renew169 will support our collaboration and look forward to keeping you up to date.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee tea party celebrations

Tickets are now available for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Tea Party Celebration on Monday 6 June 2022.

There are three sittings taking place at:

11.45am - 1.00pm

1.15pm - 2.30pm

2.45pm - 4.00pm


Tickets are £5 and includes unlimited drinks refills, a delicious assortment of sandwiches and cakes and a tombola.


You can book tickets through our JustGiving page or by calling into the café. 

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partnering with
lazlo's school of dance

We are very excited to announce we have partnered with Lazlo's School of Dance and are offering some family fitness dance sessions at the Tove Valley Centre!

Fun, FREE dance sessions for you and your family to come and have a little exercise and improve your wellbeing.

Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, clinical depression and make you overall feel good!

If you are interested, please contact Lisa at Laszlo's School of Dance to book in (so we know numbers) or for more info.


You can email Lisa or find Lazlo's School of Dance on Facebook.


Everyone is welcome!

Monday Mornings, 11-11.40am

An update from anita

21 April 2022 - 2.5 weeks in

"Over Easter weekend I've been busy continuing my 169 Challenge!


On each of the days, I've achieved 169 minutes gardening, 169 minutes knitting, 169 minutes walking and 169 minutes learning Spanish, all of which are a real challenge to me!


It's been tough but not as tough as struggling with poor mental health.


Every day until Mental Health Awareness Week in May I will do 169 physical and mental actions to raise funds and awareness for renew169 Wellbeing Cafe to let everyone know IT'S OK TO NOT BE OK! 


Please donate if you can at   


Any amount however small will mean the world. Thank you so much!"

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Anita's renew 169 Challenge

renew169's Anita is kicking off April with her 169 Challenge.


From Monday 4 April, through to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week (15 May) she will be completing 169 actions each day.


These will include physical and mental activities such as:

  • 169 squats

  • 169 lunges

  • 169 star jumps

  • 169 steps

  • 169 minutes gardening 

  • 169 minutes housework

  • 169 minutes knitting

If you would like to donate and support Anita, please click below and type 'Anita' in the comments. Any amount you can spare would mean the world.

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renew169 is a Persimmon Community Champion

Persimmon Community Champions has been set up to fund local good causes across the UK.


Each month, local businesses and charities can apply for funding by explaining what they do for the local community and why they should receive support and recognition.

Persimmon recognised the importance of the work undertaken by renew169 and have announced us as March winners and granted us £1,000.

More information about the scheme and previous winners can be found here.

The cafe is now open on Monday evenings.
All are welcome!



magic Little Grants

We are delighted to have received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Places Trust.


Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.


Localgiving is the UK’sleading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. 

Thank you so much.