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Rotaary Becket News

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April 2024

18th April Rtn Graham Goss organised another Annual Charity Karting Evening at Whilton Karting Track

After some fierce competition Team Delta Cosworth came first with DSA eg-Ends coming second and Crash Bandits third.

£1,100 was raised for our community projects

Well done all!

Read more at the LINK

March 2024

On Saturday the 16th March members of the Club and large number of guests enjoyed a night of Traditional Jazz in the Community Centre at Kislingbury

The resulting charitable income was over £2,000, making a very welcome addition to the Club's activities in Malaw

Read more at the LINK

March 2024

President Martin Thornton formally welcomed Carly to full Rotary Membership at our Business Meeting on 13th March.

Carly has prevously been very active within the Club as a member of the David Williams IFA Corporate Team.

On 20th March inducted tow other Corporat Members into full "Active Membership of the Club.  Jackie Barnaby from DSA Group and Louise Graham from DWIFA.

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Rotary Becket's 36th Birthday Celebrations!

The Club Celebrated the 36th Anniversary to the Charter in March 1988 with a presentation to Terry Atkinson.  

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March 2024

Rotarians Irene Loftus and Jane Simpson were out delivering a thousand pounds worth to food provided by the Club to Northampton Hope Centre and Weston Favell Centre Food Banks


December 2023

Every Year Rotary Becket hold a Special Breakfast at Overstone Park inviting guests and Rotarians from other Clubs to take part in a Joke Competition

We had a great turnout of visitors at our Annual Jokers' Breakfast at Overstone Park - and via Zoom with 15 joke tellers.  Well done to Daniel Slack for the winning joke and 

Steve Uden (2nd on zoom) who as usual told us a great one. In additon to the fun had by all we raised a total of £1,200 for our Charity Activities!

Well done all who supported us!

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December 2023

It has been another successful year for the Rotary Becket's Santa sleigh tour in the run up to Christmas, which will return for its twentieth year in 2024.

For almost two decades, the team has enabled families to visit Santa who may not be able to otherwise – all while raising money that is donated back into the community to a number of local charities.  You can read the report of Northampton Chronicle & Echo at this LINK

In line with tradition the club held their "End of Sleigh" Party to thank all those who helped out including two fo our younger and most enthusastic supporters!

October 2023 

What a great Quiz Night the Club had  at St Gregory’s Church when the competition was fierce right to the end!

Piping hot fish ‘n Chips was served at half time and the bar was well served. 

Congratulations to the Kisl Crackers who won the Prize (no expense was spared!), Questionmaster, John Saynor and all that made is a successful and enjoyable evening

October 2023

Rotary Becket were delighted to support Blackthorn Primary School in having a visit from Harold the giraffe and Life Education East Midlands last week when Harold enjoyed looking at the autumnal display as well as helping the pupils to develop their physical & mental wellbeing in their Life Space! Pictured are Mrs Paulette Johnson (Head of school) Mrs Jo Osborne, (School Business Manager) Pamela Jennings (Educator) Trustee Dick Roberts and the Club's President Martin Thornton

October 2023

24th October bought World Polio Day when a large group oifx member took the challege to "Walk a Mile for Polio" raising funds for the Polio Plusd Fund to esadicate Polio.  Unsurprisingly the ended up at the pub after raising £150!

September 2023

Three members from the Club again took part in the Annual Ride4Hope event when Ride for Hope Team 23 whenthe incredible bunch of dedicated Cyclists managed to raise a staggering £25,000 for Hope Centre Northampton beating last year's total.

August 2023

Members of Rotary Becket were delighted to be servers at the Bethany Homestead tea party when residents had a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining afternoon!

The residents of the Homestead  certainly appreciated the afternoon tea and a good singalong.  Speaking to a few of the residents, the afternoon bought back wonderful memories.


July 2023

Satuday 15th July we held our first Hobby Horse Race at Horton.  There were about 140 people attending for a BBQ and a chance to have a flutter on the "horses" ridden my members family and friends at the throw of a dice.  Avoiding the stormy conditions was the biggest challenge, but the day was a great success and raised over £3,000 towards our Chitippi School Classroom Build Project.   Thanks to all those who supported the event by taking part and sponsoring horses and races. 

June 2023

On Wednesday 14th June Rotarians from the Club with some helpers took a record number of children with special needs.  Rotary take over the park for the day so children can enjoy the rides and activities for free.  A sandwich meal is provided at lunchtime.  A get time was had by all!

On Wednesday 21st June President Graham (as what was probably the last of many of his presentations during the Year 2021-23) was please to present a cheque for £1,670 to Cynthia Spencer Hospice from the funds raised by our Charity Golf Day in May.  More details visit the PAGE

On Thursday 21st President Graham organised his usual Charity Karting Evening at Whilton Mill when a number of teams helped in raising £800 for our charity account and had a lot of fun doing it.

 Visit the Results Page HERE

Wednesday 28th June brought our last meeting of the 2022-23 when President Graham Goss handed over the chain of office to President 2023-24 Martin Thornton.  We were delighted to have Assistant Govenor, Dawn Wright, join us who commented on our plans for the coming year. 

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Rotary Becket News sub-pages:

Karting Event

Rotary Becket 2024 Charity Karting Night

more  On 18th April Rotary Becket held their annual Charity Karting Night at Whilton Mill Go Karting Track

Paul Harris Presentation

Rotary Becket's 36th Birthday Celebrations!

more The Club Celebrated the 36th Anniversary to the Charter in March 1988 with a presentation to Terry Atkinson

Inducting Carly

Rotary Becket welcome

more In the month of March four "Corporate Members" who have been very active over recent months have been inducted into the Club as a Full Active Members of Rotary

Dab Slack Winner of the Joke Competition

2023 Charity Jokers' Breakfast

more Every Year Rotary Becket hold a Special Breakfast at Overstone Park inviting guests and Rotarians from other Clubs to take part in a Joke Competition


All Things Business Article

more David Sparrow what about his experiences when he visited Malawi in 2023

Presidential Hand-over

Presidential Handover June 2023

more President Graham handed over the chain of office to Martin Thornton for the year 2023-24

Golf Day Cheque Presentation

2023 Rotary Becket Charity Golf Day

more We had a successful day and Northampton Golf Course Raising Funds to Support Cynthia Spencer & other local good causes

The Winners

Rotary Becket Charity Karting Event

more Download the results of the Races at Wilton Mill