Latest News from Wellingborough Hatton:
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.
|SADLY DUE TO CURRENT CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS MEETING|
We are back for our first post lock down physical meeting at Wellingborough Golf Club on 22nd September
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.
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 email@example.com and we will send you more details.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Tony and Duncan attended the District Council Meeting to use the event to circulate the details of next year’s rally. Unfortunately we were not granted a slot to make a full presentation it did however feature in the Area Report and Dick Parsley clarified a number of points. Duncan with Tony’s help designed the handout circulated on the night and has been sent to all members of our club. Based on early responses we hope to have at least 3 teams entering from the Club.
On behalf of Wellingborough Hatton Rotary I was delighted to be present at the District Meeting last night when you received the Paul Harris award from our District Governor. It was a very well deserved award and it was obvious from the standing ovation from all those present last night that you are a very well known Rotarian and the work you have done selflessly over the many years has been fully appreciated.
Congratulations from all of us in Wellingborough Hatton Rotary.
The Santa Sleigh made another appearance at the Wellingborough Christmas Lights Switch On. Paul James had to be a last minute stand in for Santa who was expected to be supplied by WBC however he made great job of it judging by the ques of children waiting to meet him. It was very wet that night but this did not deter the crowds off people there and Nigel C Duncan Forbes and David Birkett collected over £100 to start this year’s Sleigh collection.
Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s collection which Bob thinks will exceed lat year’s record of £8,800. The community of Wellingbrorough once again proved very generous with many donating notes.
Sainsburys were very welcoming allowing to be inside in the warm making it more pleasant all round.
A big thanks to Bob who organised the whole affair and spent much of his time looking after things.
Thanks also go to Duncan and the Friends of Rotary Paul and Gail Husdon who helped with the signage which all looked very impressive.
On 10th September Hatton Rotary hosted members of the Northampton Branch of the British Polio Fellowship (BPF) to celebrate the completion of 100 session of hydrotherapy undertaken by polio survivors at Moulton College. The sessions are part funded and physically supported by Hatton members and their partners.
During the evening the Hatton marked the milestone by awarding Paul Harris Fellowship, named after the founder of Rotary, to Mike Jackson and Kirsten Good. The Rotary award is used sparingly by Hatton to acknowledge the outstanding contribution that individual non-Rotarians make to the community.
Mike Jackson was recognised for his unstinting work as Treasurer and Welfare Officer for the BPF branch. He has coordinated the attendance at each weekly session. I addition he is heavily involved in many activities of the branch and in his home village.
Kirsten Good is the lead hydrotherapist at the Chris Moody Centre, Moulton College and has designed, developed and supervised the complete therapy programme, not only for the pool sessions but also for a gymnasium-based exercise programme as well. Kirsten’s work is marked by her humour and compassion and an astute understanding as to how far to challenge each of her charges in order for them to get the most from the programme.
The Northamptonshire Branch of the BPF are always looking to find polio survivors new to them and can be contacted via Hatton Rotary.
Paul James and Nigel Cheetham were invited to see the the newly built and designed ‘Science bus’ which was the culmination of a lot of hard work and investment from various organisations in and around Wellingborough. There was a fantastic atmosphere on the morning when we visited and BBC radio Northampton were there and mainly talking to those that had designed and installed items within the bus such as tables, benches and science equipment.
This is not exclusive for just Wrenn to use but for any school within the surrounding area and anyone who would like a visit which could include our Rotary group if organised.
Post By Paul James