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Book Your Tickets Now! – Classic Car and Bike Show 13th July
Experience the thrill of classic cars and legendary motorcycles, each telling a story of craftsmanship, innovation, and the golden era of motoring.
We will also be collecting for The Never Alone Project, supporting grieving children and their families. Please give generously.
Classic Cars Galore: Marvel at sleek sports cars and elegant saloons.
Bike Enthusiasts: Admire classic motorcycles and explore the evolution of two-wheeled engineering!
Live Entertainment: Enjoy live music adding rhythm and flair to the festivities.
Delicious Eats & Treats: Indulge in delights from our food stalls.
People’s Choice Awards: Vote for the most captivating car and bike!
Tickets & Admission:
Adult: £7
Child: £5 (over 5’s, under 5’s FREE)


We supported the kids from the Friars Academy at the Kids Out event in Wicksteed Park. This event is part of a national initiative organized by the Rotary organization.
Every year since 1990, on the second Wednesday of June, over 20,000 children from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland participate in what has become the biggest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK. Thanks to nearly 2,500 Rotarians who volunteer their time, children who are disadvantaged, have life-limiting conditions, live in refuges, or are affected by poverty, get to experience a day filled with unforgettable, laughter-filled, innocent fun.
Many of these children have never been on a fun day out before, and some have never even seen the sea. You can just imagine the excitement as coaches, taxis, minibuses, and cars finally arrive at their destinations!
We are honoured to be part of this amazing day, bringing joy and smiles to these incredible kids.


President Tony and Chris recently paid a visit to a hydrotherapy pool session at Moulton where Polio survivors were exercising under the supervision of physiotherapist Kirsten. Hatton Rotary has supported this programme, both financially and with direct help since 2017. Tony and Chris watched the exercise activity while keeping well away from the water. Kirsten took the time to explain the purpose of each exercise and the help it would give those who survived their earlier illness with Polio but now suffer the disabling effects of Post Polio Syndrome.

At the end of the session Tony presented the group leader for the day with a cheque to help fund future pool sessions.


It was great to see everyone at our annual Family Fun Day! Everyone had a great time as the sun shined.

The music throughout the day was provided by Beck Studios and included the well-known Paul Strummer, who was joined on stage by special guest Alexis Spillanes. This was followed by Jonathan Reynolds, and at 3 PM, The Eclectic Light Orchestra (ELO tribute band) took the stage.

We were raising funds on the day for The Never Alone Project. Thank you to all who kindly donated.

Special thanks go to our two sponsors:

President Tony:

Thank you, Richard & Zoe, Duncan Forbes, Linda Mandeville, Ken Harrington, Dave Smith, John Rogers, Guide Dogs for the Blind, BPF Northamptonshire, The Never Alone Project, Hatton Rotary members, and Wellingborough Hatton Inner Wheel members.

Including all our supporters and volunteers for a community project WELL DONE.


It’s good to smile and be happy—a lot of children and families had a lovely afternoon.





🎉 Join Us for Family Fun Day! 🎉

Bring the whole family to this year’s Family Fun Day, which is going to be bigger and better than ever! 🥳

We’ll be raising funds for a local charity, The Never Alone Project, which provides support for grieving children and their families/carers. 💖

Learn more about what we do and how you can get involved by visiting our stand at the event. We can’t wait to see you there! 🌟




THANKS TO OUR TEAM for the work, comradery, and a fantastic job.

Our team – Jim, Brian, Duncan, Paul, Eamon, Leo, and our cheerful supporter Alan Waller, thank you for your visit, encouragement, and coffee….

We still  have the slats to fix in place with the bearers.

Once finished, we will start our planting program of fragrant and colourful shrubs plus climbers.

We will also be purchasing a large wooden table to go  under the pergola.


Hatton Rotary Teams Support Waendel Walk Water Stations

This past Sunday, Hatton Rotary teams, supported by our friends, were out in  force at the Waendel Walk, manning water stations in Findon and Ringsted. With the hot weather, these stations provided much-needed refreshment to the many walkers tackling the various challenging routes. Well done to everyone involved for your hard work and dedication! 🌞🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️💧


Spring has arrived so the team ably assisted by junior addition Orson were down at Isebrook hospital yesterday tending the garden in preparation for the arrival of a pergola aimed at providing an accessible, restful, sheltered seating area.


We are seeking exhibitors for our Classic Car and Bike show on July 13th! Showcase your vintage wheels in this exciting event. Contact us to reserve your spot now!” Click on the link below for an application form.


Exciting update! Our recent donation to Off the Streets NN CIC has funded 10 bleed kits now locally strategically placed, some of which are in existing Defibrillator Cabinets. We are proud to support a project that will save lives in critical life-threatening situations.
This is one of many projects we support we are seeking new members. Interested ? Then email info@hattonrotary.co.uk for more information.



In a commitment to community safety, Hatton Rotary proudly supports the Off The Streets initiative in Northamptonshire. Off the Streets focuses on distributing life-saving bleed kits strategically throughout the county, with over 1000 kits placed to date. These kits play a crucial role in saving lives during emergencies such as knife injuries or critical blood loss incidents.

Following an inspiring presentation by Samsons and Scott Fitzsimmons in October 2023, Hatton Rotary unanimously decided to purchase ten bleed kits. These kits will be strategically placed inside existing defibrillator boxes in East Northamptonshire. To ensure the community is well-equipped, training sessions on stopping critical bleeds are ongoing throughout the year in collaboration with Meditech Global. Hatton Rotary members will have access to these sessions in June, with plans to extend participation to other local Rotary groups and the general public.

The initiative aims to encourage other Rotary groups to sponsor bleed kits and participate in training sessions. Hatton Rotary’s recent purchase of ten bleed kits was presented by Rotary District 1070 Governor David Kendrick to Scott from Off The Street on January 16th. To further strengthen our community impact, Hatton Rotary is actively seeking new members. Interested individuals can email us at info@hattonrotary.co.uk. Join us in making a difference in Northamptonshire!


Two teams Tony and Jim, Nigel and Paddy from were part of the 90+ volunteers helping Cransley Hospice collect over 1000 Christmas Trees for recycling and raising over £14000 in donations.

This is the third successive year Hatton Rotary have supported the Christmas recycling programme.

Chester House, one of Hatton Rotary partnerships are one of the organisations to benefit from the shredded wood.




We raised £4,838 thanks to the efforts of the 23 people who took part made up of 16 members 4 partners and 3 friends all of whom contributed an amazing 155 hours out in the winter weather.   Special thanks go to; Tony who was Santa on all 5 nights of the sleigh run. David who did 5 Santa slots at Tesco and counted and banked the vast number of coins each day. Nigel and Jim who manoeuvred the sleigh through the tight streets of Wellingborough. John who was always available to look after the sleigh and fill vacant slots to help complete the Rota. Paddy, our newest member who spent 12 hours across 3 nights collecting donations. Dave Smith for lending us the critical sound equipment. Kelly who provided the eye-catching graphics.  Truck East who provided the all-important sleigh batteries and a particular special mention of Gail Hudson, Hatton Rotary Friend, who not only was out on 5 Sleigh run nights walking collecting donations but also filled 2 slots last Thursday to complete the rota.

This has been a tremendous achievement by the club with the money going to the worthy causes we support

Please click on the link to view the many pictures taken.





Good food, good company and a great atmosphere!

A big THANK YOU to Inner Wheel!

Those who did not go missed a tremendous evening!

By Alan Waller


Alan alias (Santa Claus) Brian and Duncan plus Jim on Sleigh delivery and pick up were at the Wellingborough Christmas Lights Switch on on Saturday. It was vey busy with lots of families wanting to meet Santa and we estimate to have collected £120 with £46 taken on the card reader. A big thank you to the team and especially Alan who despite his ailments braved the cold weather and created the magic for the children.





This might be our last Santa Sleigh Run! 🌟 Each year, we spread joy and raise funds for local causes, but we’ve hit an unexpected hurdle – we’ve lost our storage space for the sleigh. 😢 We need YOUR help! If you have, or know of, a space we can use,  please let Tony or Duncan know. Your help and support is needed .

Poppy Appeal

Thanks to Brian for again organising the Poppy Appeal  he only has a few slots left to fill to cover the whole week with volunteers.  This cause always strikes a chord and it looks like Wellingborough people are as generous as ever despite the hard times caused by the cost of living crisis.

The new roller banner looks very striking thanks to the efforts of Kelly and Duncan which is helping to promote the club.

Isebrook Hospital Visit 28th October

The team are down at Isebrook Hospital courtyard garden this morning trimming and tidying up for the winter. Thanks go Tony Jim Linda Duncan Paul and Gail. Courtyard looks much lighter and almost ready for Spring planting and pergola.

World Polio Day 24th October Coffee Morning

Many thanks Tony and Nigel & Carol for the support from Hatton Rotary for the World Polio Day coffee morning at the Hind Hotel, and the organisation provided by Zoe which is greatly appreciated by all the members of the Northamptonshire Branch of the British Polio Fellowship. It was an enjoyable morning and it was nice to raise £85.