Entries by Judy

Minor Sports Competition

On Wednesday, 2nd March, we participated in the fourth round of District 1070 Minor Sports competition, against the Rotary Club of Kettering Huxloe.  The venue was the Montagu Club in Weekley, near Kettering, and was open to members, as well as friends and family.    So, along with the residents of the House of Recovery, we […]

Joint Meeting of local Rotary Clubs

Tuesday, 1st March saw the coming together of four local Rotary Clubs – Rushden, Rushden Chichele, Rushden Higham and Thrapston Raunds.  The aim of the evening was to discuss the benefits and burdens of working together on fundraising and projects, and more importantly on recruitment.   Although some had come to the meeting with trepidation, assuming […]

5 Star Pancake Party

As Pancake Day fell on the second Tuesday of February, we celebrated with the residents of the House of Recovery.  We had a range of specially prepared pancake fillings including banana and honey, apple raisin and cinnamon, mixed summer fruits, and fruit salad, not to mention the traditional lemon and sugar, made all the more […]

Santa Sleigh

At the beginning of December we helped the Round Table on their annual Santa’s Sleigh fundraiser.  It was a pleasant evening which, together with the loud Christmas music coming from the sleigh, helped to bring out the residents of Higham Ferrers, to see Santa. Even passing cars stopped to join in the spirit of the […]

Merry Quizmas!

Our quiz on 8th December 2015 was a success, raising over £120 for good causes.  Held at Joe’s Bar in Higham Ferrers, this was a fun quiz open to all. The night rang with the cries of “I know that!”, “Sshhhh!” and “What about..?” And of course, once the answers were revealed, “I knew that!”  […]

Northamptonshire Search and Rescue

On Tuesday, 1st December, we had a very interesting speaker in the person of Neil Balderson from Northamptonshire Search and Rescue.  He explained that his organisation is a purely voluntary one and all volunteers are fully trained in their respective responsibilities.  Although many of us have heard of Mountain Rescue and Air/Sea Rescue, few of […]

“Know Your Rotary”

Tuesday, 24th November, was the Area E “Know your Rotary” event in Market Harborough which was attended by members of the Rotary Club of Rushden Higham, together with members and prospective members from other clubs within the area.  The purpose of the event was to showcase exactly what Rotary does both locally and internationally. It was good to […]

Higham Ferrers Christmas Sparkle

Christmas Sparkle and lights switch on Saturday, 21st November at Market Square, Higham Ferrers.  Fun Fair, Ice Rink and much, much more – fun for all the family.  Also in the Church are displays from various local organisations and companies following the theme of “The Magic of Christmas.”  Go along and check out the display from […]

District 1070 Minor Sports competition

On 13th October, we took part in the District 1070 Minor Sports competition.  We were drawn at home against the Rotary Club of Kettering Tresham.  As the hosts, we organised the evening at The Carriage House in Higham Ferrers, and the games included Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Giant Dominoes, Kerplunk and Intelligent Snap.  The Games […]

Distribution of Funds

The following funds have been earmarked for distribution within the next few weeks: a)  £1500.00 to the House of Recovery.  Hopefully this will be matched by a District Grant and will be used to fund Saturday work, life and experience projects, allowing the residential clients access and experience to a wide range of activities, training […]