Thu 18th April 2013
How we raise funds to support local organisations and charities
The club carries out a great many different activities that raise funds to support local organisations and charities. The annual "Carol Float" in Abington Street which was been a regular pre-Christmas presence in Northampton for many years is, regretably, no longer available to us - so we now raise funds from collections at garden centres and supermarkets,.
Car Boot Sales, The Boxing Evening and many other events like the recent Duck Race have, over the years, contributed many thousands of pounds to deserving, local organisations. The Car Boot Sales are still looking for a new home at the moment, but it is hoped that we will be able to re-start these sometime in the future.
The four Northampton Clubs combine to organise the very successful Rotary Dragon Boat Festival in July and now, in addition, the Rotary Swimarathon, which is another, regular, annual event.
Money raised at these events is given to a wide range of local charities and organisations, as well as our own Rotary activities, like the world-wide eradication of Polio.
Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Event
Dragon Boat racing is a Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today- as well as the most fun! Crews paddle each 30' boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a helm at the tail steering a straight line - hopefully!details
Dinner with a Diva
Join us for a formal dinner at The Marriott, Northampton with entertainment between courses by professional singers.details
Northampton's Rotary Swimarathon
The annual event organised, jointly, by the four Northampton Rotary Cubs. This year at the Chris Moody Centre, Moulton Collegedetails
Northampton Santa Fun Run & Walk
An opportunity for some fun, and to support local Charities at the first Northampton Santa Run in Beckett's Parkdetails
Rotary Duathlon at Billing Aquadrome
The four Northampton Clubs are combining to organise a Duathlon at Billing Aquadromedetails
Dragon Boat Festival at Billing Aquadrome
The Annual Dragon Boat Race event, organised by the four Northampton Rotary Clubs. Set-up for Rotarians on 18 July with Race Day on Sunday 19 Julydetails
How the Rotarians in Northampton raised money to help those affected by the Philippine Disasterdetails
2013 Duck Race at Kislingbury Mill
Another opportunity to place your bets on those pesky ducks - even more of them this time than last year! A huge field of pedigree, plastic birds once again hurtled (not really!) downstream at breakneck pace - excitement all the way!details
Mayor's Fund for the Housebound 2013
Presentation of Funds Raised by Rotarians before Christmas 2013details