Latest News from Wellingborough Hatton:
After the untimely death (aged 50) of the father the 2 grandsons of founder member John Collins decided to undertake a sponsored walk from their home in Northampton to the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, the home of Manchester City the team their father supported. The boys set a gruelling target and completed the 100-mile walk (and 130,000 steps) in 4 days. Their chosen charity was Child Bereavement UK and their efforts raised £3260 to which sum the club contributed.
The 37th Burdwall Charity golf event was held at the Wellingborough Gold Club and involved 60 golfers playing in 15 teams and competing for individual and team prizes. After a successful day and dinner, a resulting surplus of £2000 was divided evenly between Home Farm Trust and the Northamptonshire Branch of the British Polio Fellowship.
A full report is included in the Reports section of the website.
Members of the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincoln branches of the British Polio Fellowship formed a team to take part in the Rotary District 1070 Disability Games held in Lincoln on Sunday 24th April 2022. The team was sponsored and supported by Wellingborough Hatton.
Over 100 competitors, divided into adult and junior classes, took part in a variety of sports including wheelchair slaloms, boccia, kurling, darts, archery, table tennis, swimming and basketball hoops. Whilst the competition was taken seriously there was a very strong element of fun throughout the day and the smiles spoke volumes.
President John joined the team and helpers to mark the final sessions. There were no individual award winners but at least one runner up and medals were awarded to every competitor.
On Saturday the Spire Group with a team of 6 were at Isebrook hospital. We planted 26 Trees and shrubs in front of the building to mark the Queens Platinum celebrations and to offset the carbon from the Scotland Banger Rally last year.
Our next visit will once again focus on creating the sensory planting for the Magnolia Courtyard Garden which is already taking shape. Watch this space for more information
Thanks go to Dave the Tree Nigel Cheetham Jim Mandeville Paul Hudson Alan Waller Tony Frankland
Our first visit this spring to Isebrook Hospital yesterday saw a great turn out from both the Spire Group and Hatton Club plus volunteers. We had a very productive morning planting, digging over the gardens for future planting, grass cutting plus assembling and positioning a new bird table. The 2 benches, refurbished during the winter by David Birkett looked like new making it pleasant for the staff and patients to use.
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The Santa Sleigh Appeal started with the Wellingborough Christmas Lights Switch on where our Santa Paul James represented the club and fellow members Nigel Cheetham John Rogers, and David Burkett helped with the set up and collecting for the appeal. The town Mayor flight tested at the start of the event whilst a firefighter kept an eye on the proceedings.
We had another visit to Isebrook Hospital to continue to clear the area for new planting Alan cut in the edges Tony tidied the whole area up Paul jet washed all the paths Duncan and Paul dug out all the old rose bushes from the circular garden Gail and Carolyn cleared all the old bushes from the square garden.
Thanks to all with a special thanks to our volunteers Carolyn Paul and Gail