About us

Northampton is a large market town in the East Midlands, approx. 67 miles Northwest of London on the River Nene, and is the county town of Northamptonshire.

The RotNorthampton Guildhallary Club of Northampton was founded in 1921 and now meets at the Sunley Management Centre at the University of Northampton for lunch on Mondays.  We raise funds for, and plan and implement service projects, both locally and internationally.

We also have lunchtime speakers, usually related to our  objective of providing service to others, but sometimes of general interest.

Some members meet on Tuesday evenings at Richmond Village, where they have a similar programme of service projects and occasional speakers.  The two groups meet regularly for fellowship and joint fund-raising events.

We welcome anyone who may be interested in joining us to see what we are all about at lunch on Mondays, or on Tuesday evenings with our Satellite Group.

This website is also full of stories about what we do, and if you have the time why not take a look at the Programme options above to see what we have done in the past, and what we have planned for the the future?


To read our latest Newsletter click HERE

You will find Earlier Newsletters by clicking on "What we do" above, and then "Newsletter Library"



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If you think that becoming a Rotarian may be something that would interest you, and would like to learn more, please click on the logo on the right, which is this year's Rotary Theme, or if you would like to talk to someone about joining Rotary in Northampton click on this link


Jane Deamer, pictured here with Club President Jackie Brame, came to our lunch meeting to thank us for our support for the Faraway Children's Charity.  She subsequently wrote the letter below as a record of what we have done so far.

"It’s hard to believe it’s over a year since I was last here introducing Faraway Children’s charity to you all, and what a year it has been. I asked if I could return so I could personally thank you all and share with you the enormous collective contribution that the rotary club of Northampton members have made to FCC’s work for local disadvantaged children.  Your generosity and creativity has been truly amazing and very greatly appreciated. Hopefully I will be able to summarise the many actions that have been provided by the Club so you are able to understand the extent and benefit of your varied contributions.

In May 2016, I first attended a Rotary meeting at Richmond Villages, and then went on to present at a lunch event in August, The rotary club of Northampton have supported FCC in so many ways.  Before the August lunch event had even finished I had been approached with offers to coordinate collections of toiletries and hygiene bags which we gratefully received and distributed, and that same evening I had notifications of paypal donations received from individual members and received emails offering goods.

We have received so much support, but if I may, I would like to mention and give huge thanks to three particular individuals who’ve made the journey possible.  Firstly, the diamond that is, Claire Fry, who had the foresight to initially introduce FCC to the rotary club of Northampton and has ceaselessly supported FCC and I over the last two years. Secondly, Alan Jukes who has been an absolute star in supporting FCC and club members, he has helped with communications, sorting Christmas presents, moving FCC out of our Mawsley site in March, collecting and delivering goods and fundraising. Thirdly, Riaz Bhatti who in August immediately offered FCC free central Northampton garage space to help store FCC items.  By October last year we had use of the garage and stored all the donations collected by club members.

I know the club co-ordinated the distribution of flyers across your networks requesting donations of goods and the response was fantastic. The club also promoted FCC before Christmas in the Grosvenor Centre and collected £100 cash and donations of Christmas presents.  From all these donations, in June we distributed hundreds of used toys, games, arts and craft items and some clothing items to local children – including for use in school breakfast clubs, community youth clubs, refuges and for the benefit of individual families and children in poverty. The new items were used or saved for Christmas presents. We sold a few higher value items – particularly donated electrical gaming and digital equipment.  Our next task, now the schools are open again is to distribute 100’s of used books collected by club members and stored in the garage before we move onto distributing the rest of the donated clothing.  A very big thank you to you all for your support and to all club member’s families and friends for their support and generosity too.

On March 28th I attended a Rotary Club meeting at Richmond Villages to provide an update and during the evening received a £1,500 cheque after the very successful Towcester Race course fundraising evening on February 25th.  The race night was attended by our Trustee, Ann Bodsworth, who really enjoyed the evening and was taken aback by the commitment and generosity of the Club and the donation of the Racecourse towards the event.  These funds were partly used towards purchasing Easter Eggs in April, we distributed over 800 eggs, and the rest will be funding presents for Christmas, so local children who would otherwise miss out on festive celebrations, have the opportunity to receive a gift and share a smile."


To see more of what we do, just browse this website and see what you can find


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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Speaker: Chris Rolph, Veteran Car Club

Monday 19th February 12.30

Speaker: Chris Rolph, Veteran Car Club

Tales of Veteran Cars

Satellite Group

Tuesday 20th February 18.15

Satellite Group

Inter Club Rose Bowl Challenge, Tenpin Bowl Sixfields

Speaker:  Steve Brame - Crossrail

Monday 26th February 12.30

Speaker: Steve Brame - Crossrail

Steve was Principal Civil Engineer at Network Rail, responsible for all building and civil engineering aspects of Network Rail's Crossrail Programme.

Tuesday 27th February 18.15

Satellite Group

Business meeting

Friday 2nd March 18.15

Satellite Group

Polio Fundraiser - "Antiques Quiz and Silent Auction" at Richmond Village


Monday 5th March 12.30


Tuesday 6th March 18.15

Satellite Group


Monday 12th March 12.30


Tuesday 13th March 18.15

Satellite Group


Rotary Walk

Thursday 15th March 10.15

Rotary Walk

A short Circular Walk from a local pub - Organiser: Kevin Greatorex

Speaker: Rtn Donald Low -

Monday 19th March 12.30

Speaker: Rtn Donald Low -

Our own Rtn Donald Low gives the low-down on the demolition of one of Northampton's "carbuncles" (according to some)

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 12.30
Sunley Conference Centre,
The University of Northampton,
Park Campus,
Boughton Green Road,
Northampton NN2 7AL
The Satellite Group meet at Richmond Village, Bridge Meadow Way, Grange Park. NN4 5EB on Tuesdays at 6:15pm  01604 892020 (Mon) or 01604 432602 (Tues)

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