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Kids Run Free Saturday 4th August 2018 8:45am

Kids Run Free is arranged for the first Saturday of the month throughout the year. Free to enter perfect for the Juniors To run round a track on Eastern Way, Daventry by the Icon Building


On the Road & In the Round

A Nashville - Style ‘In The Round’ concert tour featuring the combined talents of these 3 hugely gifted artists will arrive in the UK in October: This UK Tour finishes in Daventry in support of The Helping Harry Trust.


About us

Reach for Health gets Support

The local Gym, Reach for Health, supports the NHS so Danetre Rotary thought it was about time it supported Reach for Health with a cheque for £500. The Daventry Health and Rehabilitation Trust (operating as Reach for Health) was established in 2010. It's purpose is to provide accessible facilities, rehabilitation and associated services to those disadvantaged by poor health. 

Reach for Health quickly developed strong links with local doctors and consultants by offering pre and post operative exercise and ongoing physiotherapy. This led to a request by the Daventry and South Northants Primary Care Trust for the centre to offer a medical referral service.

The Charities’ founder and Medical Referral Consultant is Wadge Grzelak (left in the photo). He is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine with over 30 years experience in supporting people to recover from a serious illness or Major Health Trauma, Strokes, Brain Injuries, Heart Attack and Major Surgery. 

Welton Village Hall get a new Oven

These Welton Brownies are clearly delighted that President Nick is seen presenting a cheque to cover the costs of a new oven for the Welton Village Hall. Welton Brownies, or more specifically their parents, have for many years helped with the Annual Father Christmas Collection and this is just a small way Danetre Rotary can say thank you.

President Nick welcomes Daventry Town Mayor

Lynne Taylor, 2017-18 Daventry Town Mayor, and Glenda Symonds the previous post holder are thanked by President Nick for attending our recent meeting. Lynne gave an informative and interesting talk about the Town Council. The talk included highlights from the council's history combined with comment about what is happening around the modern day town.

President Nick Accepts a Cheque

Sean Turton, General Manager of The Mercure Daventry, presenting a cheque to Nick Blunt, Preseident of Danetre Rotary. The money came from a donation by a company taking some chairs from The Mercure at no cost. The money was passed on to the Rotary Club as part of the hotels support and Partnership with the club.

President Nick welcomes Wadge

WADGE GRZELAK [[ B.Sc.Sp.Sc., M.R.S.M., M.R.C. ]] is the “Medical Referral Consultant” at ‘Daventry Rehabilitation Trust’ (also better known as “Reach for Health”)

Wadge's story began by gaining a Bachelor’s degree in sports science at Liverpool University and then to the University of London to study the principles and practice of Medicine.  In 1984 he opened his first fitness centre in Weedon called ‘Wadges’, this soon became a huge success, with over 1500 members at its peak.


During 1994 Wadge decided it was time for a change and opened a new centre now known as ‘Reach for Health’, which became a registered charity under Daventry Health and Rehabilitation Trust in 2010.  The specific aim of Reach for Health is to target a different type of client; the person who doesn’t normally do exercise, the person who needs it most, people with serious illness and those with disabilities.  Wadge became accredited by the NHS 2003 as a willing provider, and was invited into the membership of the Royal Society of Medicine 2009 and is now a Senior Member. 


In his spare time Wadge also works for the Ambulance service as a First Responder going to 999 calls in his area, he also enjoys cycling, mountain climbing, playing the guitar and spending time with his family in Wales. 


Wadge hopes that having established (DHRT) Reach for Health as a charity he will be able to leave a legacy that will go on helping people with health issues such as Strokes, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Brain Injuries, Disabilities, etc., for many years to come.

Vision Aid

Ian Clarke and his partner arrange another collection of 400 spectacles (in a period of 8 weeks) from local opticians in Daventry for the charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).


These are recycled and the money raised is used to fund the charity’s work in developing countries such as Zambia. This includes giving people those all-important eye tests and treatment by training up local optometrists.


Did you know that old, broken, unwanted frames, bent or scratched glasses can all be recycled so please drop your unwanted glasses into Specsavers at any time and help us support this fantastic charity.

Danetre Welcomes New Members

President Jim Shoesmith,  welcomed Sarah Souter, Jon Evans and Helen Boon as new members. As a first Jim chose to have the Charter on display during the triple induction so that was 2 firsts on the same evening! Sarah, Jon and Helen have all helped with our annual Christmas Collection and I think it was a case of if you can't beat us then you had better join us.

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Welcome to Danetre Rotary Club!

Charity Registration Number: 1094595

Rotary is all about "Service above Self".

  • We provide resources and support for local community groups.

  • We organise events and competitions that embrace the young, and the not so young, around Daventry.
  • We provide local fundraising and awareness creation support for global health, social welfare and disaster response campaigns such as End Polio Now, Rotary Shoebox Scheme and Water Survival boxes.
  • And we have fun and fellowship doing it!

Danetre Rotary is an open and friendly club, currently with 24 members representing all ages from 30's upwards, from all walks of life and living in and around Daventry.
The one thing we all have in common is our wish to offer our skills and some of our spare time and energy to help others. 

  Contact us   if you are interested in getting involved and joining us at Danetre Rotary.
You will be most welcome!

To email the Club please use the following address danetre.rotary@gmail.com

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 23rd July 19.30

Speaker / Activity - BW/BS

Monday 30th July 19.30

Partners - JN/IC

Saturday 4th August 08.00 (members only)

Blakesley Show

On the gate at the Blakesley Show
Click on the “Open form associated with this page IN A NEW WINDOW”


Monday 6th August 19.30

Business Meeting

Monday 13th August 19.30

Speaker - JD

Monday 20th August 19.30

Activity - JHy/AR

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 1930
(No meetings when the Monday is a Bank Holiday.)
Sedgemoor Way
NN11 0SG  01327 307000

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