• About Us


Latest News from Wellingborough Hatton:


The Spire Group Welcome Evening – 2nd July

Unfortunately as a result of Boris not lifting restrictions as we had hoped we have had to postpone this event. We are currently seeking confirmation from La Rocca on the next available date which we hope will be 23rd July.


The Spire group will be holding an event at La Rocca in a bid to attract new members to join the group and to raise money for Cransley Hospice .


The Spire Group Start Work On Isebrook Hospital Garden

The Spire Group have been working with Isebrook Hospital to maximise the benefit of the money raised from the Euro Banger Rally in 2019. This money is being put towards creating pleasant sensory relaxation garden areas for both patients and staff. On Saturday after a lot of hard work at you can see the Spire Group team turned a jungle into something resembling a garden. There is much more to do to turn this into a sensory relaxing space which will be done over the next few weeks.



Donation to The Wellibus

Duncan,  on Saturday, presented a cheque for £500 from the Santa Sleigh Appeal to Dayn Freeman from the Wellie Bus organisation.

They provide a fantastic transport service helping people to overcome isolation or lack of transport. It is available to everyone and they are experienced in dealing with the elderly and people with disabilities. This enables them to get to a range of shops, clubs, and events in and around the town.

We are proud have helped to support this valuable service to the local community.






As a result of the efforts of Paul, Nigel, Tony, Duncan & Tm we raised approaching £2,500 including Gift Aid with approval of the club this has been  distributed amongst the following good causes:
Cransley Hospice
The Daylight Centre
Shires Community Services who run the much-loved Welli Bus…
Talking News papers
Plus, we recently supported Laptops to help educate a child in need.
A big thanks to the Santa Sleigh team and David Birkett who counted the money! Plus all who have generously donated to the appeal.




Covid 19 means we are not doing a door-to-door collection. Like all charities the pandemic has meant we have raised little money this year. The Santa appeal, which is for local good causes, normally raises well in excess of £2000 so, please help us better this figure by donating generously to our Just Giving page by clicking on the link below.

Just Giving Link




This year things were very different as there was no remembrance Sunday parade so it was a quiet and sombre affair as  Noel Howell President of the Wellingborough Club and President Paul laid wreaths at the war memorial this year.


The Spire Team Poppy Appeal

Last Saturday the Spire team lead by Tony, with the help of a number of volunteers, collected an amazing £1,420. Thanks to go to our volunteers and to the generosity of the public.


Keep Britain Tidy Campaign

As part of the Daily Mail Keep Britain Tidy Campaign Bob recently organised a litter pick in the alleyways between Winstanley Road and Knox Road and the carpark. Thanks go to:

Councillor Graham Lawman

Rotarian Brain Evans

Councillor Martin Griffiths

Rotarian Ken Harrington

Councillor Brian Skittrall

Who can been seen left to right in this picture.

You can see in the pictures the large amount of rubbish we collected which strangely included an exercise bike!

Thanks goes to Bob for organising the this litter pick and the team who turned out to help.


Fist Post Lock Down Meeting



We are back for our first post lock down physical meeting at Wellingborough Golf Club on 22nd September Celebration clipart confetti - Celebration Clipart

Celebration let party clip art free clipart images 3 clipartcow 2

You will now find the diary is live again, details of this and future meetings will be added as they become available.

The apologies system is up and running so please remember to log your apologies no later than the cut off time off time of  midnight on Sunday night prior to the meting.

Celebration let party clip art free clipart images 3 clipartcow 2


We have provided below information on last year’s successful event which supported both the Home Farm Trust the Northampton branch of the Polio Foundation and local charities  if you  are interested in joining us next year please contact us on info@hattonrotary.co.uk and we will send you more details.

For  information on the charities

this event supports click here




Worldwide EndPlasticSoup Action Day,


Our president suggested to Bob we should support this initiative.





So Bob took up the challenge and Nigel G and Tim took to the waters and Nigel C and Sheila operated a clean up in Higham  Ferrers you can see below the tremendous amount of plastic that was cleaned up in a relatively short space of time.

Well done to all!





Join us in helping to buy PPE for Care Homes in the Wellingborough area.We have already donated £1500 to Lancum House Care Home and we need donations to raise money for PPE in support of other Care Homes in the area and SAVE LIVES by going to our Just giving page and making a donation.




Donation To The Daylight Centre


In these difficult times homeless are often forgotten. We have donated £850 to The Daylight Centre in Wellingborough. This provides meals to 47 homeless, recently housed in basic accommodation, in 11 locations. These meals provide wholesome food while remaining housed and protected from COVID 19 infection. Each meal costs £3.50. “A total daily cost of £165 means the generous donation from the Rotary Club of Wellingborough Hatton covers five days costs” said James Bellamy of the Daylight Centre.
Rotarian Brian Evans (on the left of the photo) assists in the actual distribution of the meals and received thanks from James for our donation.



Carol and Nigel have organised one of their renowned quiz nights to raise funds for the Hydrotherapy and Gym for the British Polio Fellowship.

Details of what is what will be a great night’s entertainment are all on the flyer below. Click on it to enlarge.


Bob Parfitt – Paul Harris Fellowship

Hatton members were able to witness Bob Parfitt receiving a Paul Harris Fellowship with one Sapphire (if effect a double PHF) when President Nigel re-presented the lapel medallion to Bob at the club meeting on 21st January. The honour was originally presented by District Governor Rodney, on behalf of all the clubs in the District 1070 at a meeting of the District Council, in recognition of Bob’s contribution to district activities as well as his charity work with Refugee Relief over many years.

Congratulation Bob on a well-deserved award

By Nigel Cheetham

Bob - PHF1Bob - PHF2

Donation To Welly Bus

Tony makes our donation of £200 to the  Welly Bus Shire Community Services   Click to View Web Site



A Company Limited by Guarantee (5743952) and a Registered Charity (1113854). Shire Community Services recently changed it’s name from Wellingborough Volunteer Bureau Ltd.Background

Formed in 1973, the ‘Bureau’ as it was affectionately known has undergone many changes. However, our aim of supporting the elderly, disabled and vulnerable in the community remains the overwhelming objective. Presently offering a range of community transport services we continue to seek new ways of supporting people so they are able to manage their own affairs, attend all their medical appointments, shop for themselves, socialise and attend clubs and events with, if necessary, mobility aids appropriate to their needs.

We are grateful to the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire County Council and the Primary Care Trust for funding we receive for our community transport services


Christmas With The Hobblers


The Hatton Hobblers had their Christmas walk round Raunds & lunch at The Stanwick Hotel and as can be seen had a most enjoyable time.


P1020331 P1020343 P1020345



New Corporate Member

Our first Corporate Member, Michael Jackson, was inducted last Tuesday 7th February and we warmly welcomed him and his nominees Michael Noble, Trevor Rennie, Robert (Bob) Osbourne into the Club. It was great to see them at the meeting and despite their challenges were full of smiles.20200107_211808


20200107_202040 20200107_202247 20200107_202413 20200107_202544

Santa Sleigh Collection 2019

Once again the club turned out in their numbers in sometimes quite poor conditions to do the rounds in Wellingborough. We had a great reception with families out waiting for us to arrive and many making some exceptional donations to the cause. A big thanks go to all who took apart and especially Friends of Rotary Andrew Wainwright, and Paul and Gail Huson (The Elf). The total collected was £2,112 which given the conditions during the week was a great result. Thanks also go to Nigel G and Paul J who towed the sleigh which can be challenging in some of the tight Cul -De-Sacs we went  down. We ended Friday night with a wee dram  kindly provided by Denis.

Big thanks go to Nigel C for providing the organisation for the whole week.



20191212_192741 20191212_190045 20191212_184846 20191212_180556
20191212_175017 20191209_181950 20191209_181921 IMG-20191213-WA0000
20191209_173827 20191212_180507  20191209_173807  IMG_0168

The Boys Having Fun at The Cobblers

An afternoon at the Cobblers organised by George which turned out to be a great event where we all had a great time and Tony and Derek had chance to show off their footballing skills David B  won the Christmas jumper award and Nigel G won the raffle which as you can see was a signed Cobblers shirt.

Click to see all the pictures



 20191214_123505 20191214_123831  20191214_124056 20191214_124537
20191214_124306  20191214_135438(0)  20191214_140724  20191214_140735
 20191214_145051  20191214_145632  20191214_145736  20191214_150234
 20191214_170709  20191214_171436  20191214_171459