Fund Raising

Thu, Apr 18th 2013 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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.

Fund Raising sub-pages:

Dragon Boat Challenge

more Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Challenge

Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Event

more 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!

Swimarathon 2017

more A fun relay swim to raise money for charities

Northampton Santa Run

more Sign up to join in the fun in Abington Park

Dinner with a Diva

more Join us for a formal dinner at The Marriott, Northampton with entertainment between courses by professional singers.

Northampton's Rotary Swimarathon

more The annual event organised, jointly, by the four Northampton Rotary Cubs. This year at the Chris Moody Centre, Moulton College

Northampton Santa Fun Run & Walk

more An opportunity for some fun, and to support local Charities at the first Northampton Santa Run in Beckett's Park


more The annual team swim to raise money for local charities

Rotary Duathlon at Billing Aquadrome

more The four Northampton Clubs are combining to organise a Duathlon at Billing Aquadrome

A Close Race

Dragon Boat Festival at Billing Aquadrome

more 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 July

Mayor and Mayoress with Evan Gregg, Vice President of the Northampton Rotary Club, and Rotarians Michael Stead (left) and Michael Pearson (right) in tabards

Carol Float Collecting - Abington Street

more Carol Float Collecting - Abington Street

Philippines Disaster

more How the Rotarians in Northampton raised money to help those affected by the Philippine Disaster

Somerset Level Flood Relief Appeal

more An appeal for flood relief funds by District 1200

2013 Duck Race at Kislingbury Mill

more 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!

Mayor's Fund for the Housebound 2013

more Presentation of Funds Raised by Rotarians before Christmas 2013

2012 Kislingbury Duck Race

more A Fund Raising Duck Race, organised by the Tuesday evening members, at "The Mill", Willow View, Kislingbury.