Christmas Collecting 2019

Mon 23rd December 2019 at 20.55 - 21.00

The 55th visit of Santa to the District of Daventry is a huge success and 34 local organisations are already benefiting. On the evening of Monday 6th January we held a presentation evening to celebrate. Here we tell details of the evening and the success.

Father Christmas on his Sleigh

2019 Christmas Presentation Night

The Rotary Club of Danetre Daventry have completed the 55th visit of Father Christmas to the streets of Daventry and District.

With 32 local organisations helping and 600 volunteers "working" 1700 hours in the 3 weeks before Christmas, it gives some idea of the scale of this project.

The above photograph shows the representatives of the organisations attending the dinner when the funds raised where given.

The following series of photographs shows the individuals receiving their organisations share:

Ashby Fields Scount Group represented by Jen Hinchmough received £470 for their 60 hours of effort.

Barby PTA took over the collection in Barby village and for their efforts they were rewarded with 50% of that nights collection. Here we have Claire Iveson collecting £235 on behalf of the PTA.

Danetre Rotary are pleased to confirm that as in every previous year, ALL collection proceeds will be used locally.  They will initially be shared with our participating locally based partners and the portion retained by Rotary, will be used for projects to benefit the local community.

The following are just some examples of what Rotary has recently done:

This summer Rotary took 50 children, identified by their teachers as deserving, to Wickstead Park for the annual and National Kids Out Day.

Annually we run Young Chef, Youth Speaks and Young Photography competitions for local Senior Schools. Another annual event in Primary and Junior Schools is the Presentation of Rotary Stars to children whose Teachers have identified as trying extra hard.

Cube Disability, Daventry ‘Young Carers’ Xmas Hampers, as well as the Daventry ‘Green Health’, ‘Diabetes UK’ Group, Mind and the ‘Clean & Green Project have all recently received Donations from previous Christmas Collections.

Also benefitting from the Christmas Collection have been Daventry Contact and the Friends of Daventry Country Park. The Holiday Lunches project run by the local Churches during the summer was also fully funded by Rotary.


This is the list of organisations helping Father Christmas in 2019

Byfield School                   1st Daventry Guides              
2nd Braunston Scouts Ashby Fields Scouts
Barby School PTA Children Come First
Daventry Golf Club Daventry Guide Dogs
Daventry Phoenix Explorers Daventry Rugby Club
Dolphins Swimming Club Friends of Citizens Advice
Friends of Braunston School Friends of Danetre Hospital
Friends of Newnham School Helping Hands
Kilsby School Association Macmillan Cancer Support
Nether Heyford Pre-School Rhythmic Expressions Dance
2nd Braunston Brownies St Mary's Boddington
Weedon Musical Fun Welton Brownies
Welton CE Academy PTA

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