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Latest News from Wellingborough Hatton:

 

REMEMBERING THEIR FATHER

 

 

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.

BURDWALL CHARITY GOLF 2021-22

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.

 

CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP

At the first meeting in July the club marked the start of a new Rotary year by inducting club officers for the year. Former president John Rogers handed over the office to Rotarian Brian Evans (right and left in the picture). Brian will retain the position until the end of June 2023.

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CENETNARY AND ARMED FORCES DAY

 

Club members provided an information stand when the Wellingborough Branch of the Royal British Legion celebrated the centenary of the RBL in conjunction with the annual Armed Forces Day. The event, in the form of a fun day, was held in Bassett’s Park, Wellingborough at the end of June.

Back at The Isebrook Hospital Project

Once gain the team have been to Isebrook Hospital planted 150 bedding plants some roses and lavender a great effort from the members and volunteers. The staff and patients are now benefiting as this area of tranquillity in the hospital takes shape.

                                

                       

                                         

Isebrook Hospital Garden

David Burkett spent many hours sanding and oiling the old wooden benches and polishing the brass plates over the winter to make them look like new.  John Rogers and Nigel Cheetham to assisted with delivering and reposition them in the garden.

The hospital staff were ecstatic when they saw them.

 

Cransley Hospice Cheque Presentation

The Spire Group presented a Cheque for £3,250, proceeds from the Scotland Banger Rally last year, to Louis Preedy the Community Fundraising Manager from Cransley Hospice at one of social nights. It was great night at the Beds Arms in Souldrop revisiting the game of Northamptonshire table skittles.

DISABILITY GAMES IN LINCOLN

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.

 

 

Isebrook Project

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

Isebrook Hospital Project

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.

Why not join us please email info@hattonrotary.coc.uk no obligation.

 

Santa Sleigh Run 15th December

The Santa Sleigh weather permitting will be on its way tonight in the Hemmingwell, East field Road ,Ladywell Park and Stanton Cross areas so come out to see Santa. PLEASE help us by donating to our cause for local charities, we accept cash, credit cards or on line through JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/santa-sleigh-appeal Last year we supported the Well bus, Talking News Papers, the Daylight Centre, and Cransley Hospice from the money we raised. PLEASE SHARE
Please click on this link to follow the progress of Santa https://locatoweb.com/map/single/1509252361
 

 

 

Santa Sleigh 14th December

The Santa Sleigh weather permitting will be on its way in the Priory and Kingsway areas tonight so come out to see Santa. PLEASE help us by donating to our cause for local charities, we accept cash, credit cards or on line through JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/santa-sleigh-appeal Last year we supported the Well bus, Talking News Papers, the Daylight Centre, and Cransley Hospice from the money we raised. PLEASE SHARE
The routes are as below and you can follow our progress real-time by clicking app https://locatoweb.com/map/single/1304252293 to show our progress.

Santa Sleigh 13th December

The Santa Sleigh weather permitting will be on its way tonight at 5.00 so follow us on line and PLEASE help us by donating to our cause for local charities, we accept cash, credit cards or on line through JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/santa-sleigh-appeal Last year we supported the Well bus, Talking News Papers, the Daylight Centre, and Cransley Hospice from the money we raised.
The routes are as below and you can follow our progress real-time by clicking this link https://locatoweb.com/map/single/1329252221 to show our progress round the roads.

Cheque Presentation to the Faraway Children’s Charity

After a very interesting visit to Farrington Oils farm/factory Derek and David presented a cheque for The Faraway Children’s Charity to Duncan Farrington managing director of Farrington Oils who produce cold pressed rape seed oil.

Remembrance Sunday

President  John represented the  club on Remembrance Sunday by laying a wreath  at the memorial  on Broad Green.

New Member Joins Us

President John inducted Jim Mandeville as member at the meeting of the Hatton Spire Group on Thursday 25th November and was introduced to the club by Tony Frankland who knew him from their Round Table days.

 

Christmas Lights Switch On

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.

Spire Group Relaxing at The Bowling Alley

​Spire Group and volunteers relaxing at AMF Bowling Wellingborough Tim manged the highest score followed closely behind by Paul James all had a great fun and another social night before Christmas.

 

 

Isebrook Hospital Spire Group Project

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