Latest News from Wellingborough Hatton:
Nigel’s keyboarding skills for the Woodford Xmas Fair 2018 coupled with performing at the Dukes Arms Woodford in Xmas Eve has raised a total of £420 to support the British Polio Fellowship hydrotherapy group at Moulton College. This money plus the money raised for from a Quiz night in November totals circa £1000 which will receive a dual funding bonus by Rotary District providing over a grand total of in excess of £2000.
We responded to a request from an organisation called Bucket List Last Wishes to help Catherine who is very ill with Cancer to help her children experience a lasting memory of Christmas Tony made a excellent Santa Nigel kindly towed the sleigh and one of “Friends of Hatton Gail Hudson came as an Elf Duncan and Dick Parsley also provide help. Please click on the link below to see the full story.
We received donations in excess of £2000 which will be used in our community projects to help, improve, support and provide for our local areas.Santa Sleigh week 2018, commenced with a slight change to our past programs. We scheduled five nights to visit a different estate in the community on each one. This was very well received and supported by our very generous public who through social media engaged with our visits, welcoming Santa and his helpers and joining in with the festive music.
Thank you to our Rotary members, Friends of Rotary and partners. 54 shifts totalling 119 hours were donated during our week.
Santa and helpers thank you for your support and donations in 2018 and wish you all a Happy New Year. If you are interested in becoming a member or Friend of Hatton Rotary, please contact us through our website.
Alan and his team had a very successful rebirth under management of the club and a big thank you goes to all the members who supported the event and assisted on the day. The amount raised of £1,800 surpassed expectations and will be split equally between:
Home Farm Trust Click to view site
Dementia UK Click to see site
Well done to Bob who again organised the British Legion collection and far exceeded last year’s total of £7,000. Thanks also go to all the club members who gave up their time to look after the collection at Sainsburys. This is a fantastic result and something our club can be very proud of.
Message from Bob:
The members of Hatton Rotary would like to thank The British Legion for allowing us to represent them. We thank the Sainsbury’s management and their staff who made us very welcome and without you the customers and members of the public, we would not have reached this fantastic total. THANK YOU ALL.
The now regular weekly hydrotherapy pool sessions for the members of the Northamptonshire Branch of the British Polio Fellowship could not be held on Thursday 25th October because the pool at The Chris Moody Centre at Moulton College was under maintenance. However, this cancellation gave the opportunity to trial a session in the gym to assess whether this would be another opportunity to extend the benefits of supervised exercise to those who are unable to join in the pool sessions. Seven members of the group exercised for 40 minutes mainly sitting down, under the direction of their usual physiotherapist Kirsten Good. The initial reaction was that such exercise sessions would help mobility and the laughter throughout was certainly a great medicine for all concerned.
A whole crowd from the club attended this year’s annual district conference where there was the more serious side at the conference and an enjoyable social dimension which the pictures tell the story. David was also there to promoting awareness of Dementia UK.
To see all the pictures click here
The Burdwall Charity Golf Day 2018 saw an excellent turn out of 44 players making up 11 teams. The weather was kind for most of the day though the last 2 teams experienced an late drenching shower which they happily battled through!
The course was in good condition following the long dry summer and the round was cleverly modified to ensure a full quota of holes, allowing for 2 holes being out of action due to essential tree work.
The day finished with a good meal and prize giving with wistful thoughts of “must do better” for next year.
For the full set of pictures click here
Hatton Rotary Club and Hatton Inner Wheel met together on Tuesday 26th June and Presidents Nigel and Jilla presented cheques to Dr Hilda HayoChief Admiral Nurse of Dementia UK.
The cheques represented fund raising activities by the two clubs during the Presidential year as contributions towards the work of the Charity providing valuable help and guidance to those affected by the Dementia condition and their carers. In her response Dr Hayo said that these funds would be earmarked for the benefit of the Charity’s work in the Wellingborough area
Winners of the prize draw on Saturday.
Second prize ticket number 279 Marie Franks of Higham Ferrers
Second prize ticket number 055 J Wells
Third prize ticket number 280 Helen Odams of Towcester
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International heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland were honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May.
Unsung heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland were honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May.
The Lord Mayor of Cardiff hosted the event in the City Hall, along with other local dignitaries and supporting Rotarians.
The winners were presented with their awards by National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ Chair Peter Kellner and President Denis Spiller. Bob Parfitt
Bob completed outstanding work to help orphaned children in Croatia, leading to being presented with the International Champions of Change award.
Back in the nineties Bob was moved to Croatia, where the war was just coming to an end, leaving a huge number of displaced persons, including orphans who had seen sights that nobody should witness.
He organised convoys of at least five vehicles at a time and subsequently sent aid consignments using road trains to a vast number of people living below the poverty line.
As if this were not enough, Bob has helped equip a hospital in the Gambia over the last two decades and has visited Bansang to assess what is most needed.
He went on to equip schools in Sierra Leone, another country ripped apart by war.
His sourcing of medical and kitchen items for Mercy Ships is inspiring and he stays aboard the ship in Liberia to give practical help.
From Bob Lymn:I am delighted to have accompanied Bob to receive his Champion of Change award for which he was nominated by our club. A just reward for fantastic work. A true Rotarian
* This was lifted from the Mother Club Website
This is a free event for the whole family with a range of amusements including fun fair rides, market village to live music in the arena.
Why not give the family treat and bring them along for the whole afternoon and enjoy the entertainments plus refreshments from ice creams to a pint through to burgers etc.
The first Rotary sponsored Waendel Walk went very well thanks to Tony in conjunction with Wellingborough Council who organised the event and thanks go to the whole club who turned out in force on the night to marshal and support the event and Paul James who rounded off the evening with his brilliant entertaining talents.
On Sunday Dick and Bob manned the water station at Sywell Country park
A big thank you for your kind donation. You have helped Rotary towards elimination of Polio in the world.
The crocus corms you received in return for your donation will be flowering soon in the garden. If you kept them indoors they may be flowering or have flowered already. Wherever they were planted we hope you enjoy the purple flowers!
The latest news is:
- You have helped more than one million Rotarians worldwide towards the eradication of polio.
- Since Rotary started this huge worldwide campaign, more than 16 million in the developing world, who would otherwise be paralysed, are walking because they have been immunized against polio.
- More than 650,000 cases of polio are now prevented every year.
- Since 1988 more than 2.5 billion children have received oral polio vaccine.
- The number of polio cases has declined from 350,000 in 1985 to 37 in 2016 and to 22 in 2017.
- By the time the world is polio free Rotary’s contribution will have exceeded US$2.2 billion including US$985million matching funds from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
You have helped us in this huge task. Thanks again!
Rotary Foundation Committee (Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club)
By Nigel Cheetham