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Rotary Danetre Daventry - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

2017 Christmas - 53rd visit of Father Christmas to Daventry


Kids Run Free Saturday 2nd December 8:45am

Kids Run Free is arranged for the first Saturday of the month throughout the year. Free to enter perfect for the Juniors To run round a track on Eastern Way, Daventry by the Icon Building


Climbing Frame for Daventry Hill School

Following a visit to the school by several Rotarians the club decided to purchase a Clinbing Frame for everyone at the school to use.


About us

President Nick welcomes Wadge

WADGE GRZELAK [[ B.Sc.Sp.Sc., M.R.S.M., M.R.C. ]] is the “Medical Referral Consultant” at ‘Daventry Rehabilitation Trust’ (also better known as “Reach for Health”)


Wadge's story began by gaining a Bachelor’s degree in sports science at Liverpool University and then to the University of London to study the principles and practice of Medicine.  In 1984 he opened his first fitness centre in Weedon called ‘Wadges’, this soon became a huge success, with over 1500 members at its peak.


During 1994 Wadge decided it was time for a change and opened a new centre now known as ‘Reach for Health’, which became a registered charity under Daventry Health and Rehabilitation Trust in 2010.  The specific aim of Reach for Health is to target a different type of client; the person who doesn’t normally do exercise, the person who needs it most, people with serious illness and those with disabilities.  Wadge became accredited by the NHS 2003 as a willing provider, and was invited into the membership of the Royal Society of Medicine 2009 and is now a Senior Member. 


In his spare time Wadge also works for the Ambulance service as a First Responder going to 999 calls in his area, he also enjoys cycling, mountain climbing, playing the guitar and spending time with his family in Wales. 


Wadge hopes that having established (DHRT) Reach for Health as a charity he will be able to leave a legacy that will go on helping people with health issues such as Strokes, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Brain Injuries, Disabilities, etc., for many years to come.

Thank You

We Made A Difference

You Made it Possible

We stood in Tesco, thank you Tesco, and held the collecting tins and you gave £454.71 for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice

*** "Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results" ***

Kids Out

Wednesday 14th June was the days for Danetre Rotary to take 45 local school pupils on Kids Out at Wickstead Park. Click here to go the page with a number of photographs from the day.

Vision Aid

Ian Clarke and his partner arrange another collection of 400 spectacles (in a period of 8 weeks) from local opticians in Daventry for the charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).


These are recycled and the money raised is used to fund the charity’s work in developing countries such as Zambia. This includes giving people those all-important eye tests and treatment by training up local optometrists.


Did you know that old, broken, unwanted frames, bent or scratched glasses can all be recycled so please drop your unwanted glasses into Specsavers at any time and help us support this fantastic charity.

Danetre Welcomes New Members

President Jim Shoesmith,  welcomed Sarah Souter, Jon Evans and Helen Boon as new members. As a first Jim chose to have the Charter on display during the triple induction so that was 2 firsts on the same evening! Sarah, Jon and Helen have all helped with our annual Christmas Collection and I think it was a case of if you can't beat us then you had better join us.

Afternoon Tea raises £550 for Polio

Christmas 2016  Latest News

The 2016, the 52nd, Father Christmas Collection is completed without any accidents but with many happy faces.

Donate to Danetre Rotary

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Don't forget Gift Aid as you process your donation. For UK Tax Payers this will add 25% to any donation.


Welcome to Danetre Rotary Club!

Charity Registration Number: 1094595

Rotary is all about "Service above Self".

  • We provide resources and support for local community groups.

  • We organise events and competitions that embrace the young, and the not so young, around Daventry.
  • We provide local fundraising and awareness creation support for global health, social welfare and disaster response campaigns such as End Polio Now, Rotary Shoebox Scheme and Water Survival boxes.
  • And we have fun and fellowship doing it!

Danetre Rotary is an open and friendly club, currently with 24 members representing all ages from 30's upwards, from all walks of life and living in and around Daventry.
The one thing we all have in common is our wish to offer our skills and some of our spare time and energy to help others. 

  Contact us   if you are interested in getting involved and joining us at Danetre Rotary.
You will be most welcome!

To email the Club please use the following address danetre.rotary@gmail.com

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon


Monday 20th November 19.30


Monday 27th November 19.30

Mike Tebbitt - Talking Sport - SH

Council Meeting - Ian Robinson's House

Wednesday 29th November 20.00

Council Meeting - Ian Robinson's House

Saturday 2nd December 08.45

Kids Run Free Saturday 2nd December 8:45am

Kids Run Free is arranged for the first Saturday of the month throughout the year. Free to enter perfect for the Juniors To run round a track on Eastern Way, Daventry by the Icon Building


Monday 4th December 18.30 - 13.00 Saturday 23rd December

Father Christmas

52nd year of the tour of Daventry by Father Christmas is finished. Looking forward to the 53rd visit of Father Christmas in 2017.


Monday 4th December 18.30

Long Buckby

Starting at the Rugby Club and Market Square


Monday 4th December 19.30

Christmas Collecting

Tuesday 5th December 18.00

Braunston & Newnham/Badby

Braunston - Meet at Village Hall
Newnham - Meet at Roma Arms


Monday 11th December 19.30

Christmas Collecting

Monday 18th December 19.30

Christmas Collecting

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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 1930
(No meetings when the Monday is a Bank Holiday.)
Sedgemoor Way
NN11 0SG  01327 307000

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