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.