Local Community & Rotary Becket

Rotary Becket members are involved in many activities supporting local causes in and around Northampton

Community Service

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Members of Rotary Becket’s “Community  and Youth Committee” are extremely active in numerous projects assisting other groups around Northampton including:

Young Carers 

The Club provides drivers to transport (free of charge) young Carers to events organised by Northamptonshire Young Carers.  A young carer is aged between 5yrs-18yrs. They take on the responsibility for helping to look after someone (usually a family member) who has a long-term illness or disability.  Workin this atrea has reduced durring the pandemic and in the ain has been limited to home deliveries.
To learn more about what Northamptonshire Young Carers do visit http://www.northamptonshire-carers.org/

Princes Trust

Rotary Becket provides ongoing support for Northampton North Princes Trust Teams who help you people 13-25  to try a mix of activities to develop their skills and confidenceI  The Club gives both hands on and financial assistance to candidates and in some cases assist them to find employment and a successful future,
To learn more about Northampton North Princes Trust Teams visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/PTTeam/

Calvert Trust

Each year Rotary Becket sponsors a person suffering from a disability to enjoy a week at one of the Calvert Trust Outdoor Centres together with a volunteer supplied by the Club. The week promotes independence in a safe environment and everyone is encouraged to do as much as they can and, frequently, more than they themselves expect. 
To read the Calvert Story and to find out what it is all about click here.
For more information about the Calvert Trust Project visit http://www.rotary1070.org/community/calvert/

Food banks and help for the Homeless

Since the start of the pandemic a major area of activity has been the provision of food to three of the food banks in the Town. In the Rotary year 2021-22 our contribution in food alone has been in excess of £22,000
Currently we are supporting the Hope Centre Charity in the renovation of tools, a service from volunteer drivers and of course food donations. The volunteer driving has brought the Club into contact with a variety of schools across West Northants including what used to be called South Northants. Over the Christmas period the Club is providing a contribution towards "Christmas Extras" for those accessing the Hope Food Club, along with cooking and presenting an, "After Christmas Meal" to approximately 30+ people using the services of the Hope Charity.

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Paul Simpson Memorial Walk

A Successful Walk to Remember Paul Simpson

more A Group of Rotarians & Friends spent Sunday 25th September 2023 walking round Pitsford Reservoir in memory of their late friend raising money for community projects

Rotary Becket Food Bank News

more The Club has helped Hope Centre Northampton & other Food Banks by providing over Twenty thousands of pounds worth of Food for distribution through their network

Rotary Becket Ukrainian News

Rotary Becket Ukrainian Support

more Rotary Becket (with the Support of Rotary Foundation) have been able to give support to Ukrainian refugees in Northampton

Fernie Fields

Rotary Becket & a Sensory Garden

more During the past year the Club undertook to support the development of the Sensory Garden being developed within the grounds of Fernie Fields, Northampton.

The food parcel label used in the food packages going to needy families. It shows the Rotary logo, sponsors names, and social media pins.

Hope Centre & Corona virus food

more The Rotary Club of Northampton Becket has donated £20,000 to the Hope Centre in Northampton & Other Food Banks during lockdown.