Kettering & District IA

 

Kettering, Corby, Rothwell, Burton Latimer, Thrapston, Raunds, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Irthlingborough, Wellingborough. If you hail from these towns and surrounding areas then we could be the group for you.

Currently we hold three meetings each year as well as arranging a midweek Summer day out and a midweek Christmas meal. All opportunities to chat to other IA members. We are trying to expand our social activities to provide a more inclusive atmosphere for both ileostomists and pouchies, young and old(er) alike.  Check out the Events page for future dates.

Let any of the committee know if you have an idea for an event or want something specific organised. But be careful, you may just be volunteering to join the committee!

Online Membership, New members and Renewals

Because we hold an account with a building society and we charge a slightly lower annual subscription than suggested nationally online membership application and renewal is not suitable for members of Kettering and District IA.  That is unless you don't mind paying the higher amount. 

Committee Vacancies

We would like to add one or two people to our committee. At present we just need to expand numbers with no specific roles.  However both Treasurer and Secretary have indicated that they would like to stand down from their roles over the next couple of years.  Please contact any of the existing committee if you feel you could help the group out by joining us.  The roles are not too demanding, expenses are covered.  Please don't wait to be invited.  And you are welcome if you want to sit in on a meeting before deciding.  Coffee and cake is provided.

Donations and Bequests

(please read before making a donation or drawing up a will)

If you wish to make a donation via the Virgin Money Giving link on the left please make sure you specify which part of IA should receive the money.   In the absence of instructions the money will go to the national IA charity.  Please specify "Kettering IA" if you wish this group to receive your gift.

If you wish to leave a gift to IA in your will please ensure that the relevant clause makes reference to the charity registered number to avoid confusion.  Kettering IA's number is 1038326. 

Gift Aid

Please remember that if you are a taxpayer we will receive an extra 25% from the taxman if you complete a Gift Aid form, available from the Treasurer.

  • Want to Talk?

  • Considering surgery?

  • Had surgery?

  • Need surgery?

At some point you will probably want to talk to someone who has had either pouch or ileostomy surgery. We have two Visiting Co-ordinators who can either chat to you themselves or introduce you to someone. Jessie and Neil's telephone numbers are on the Local Contacts page.

Jessie has had a stoma for a number of years, Neil has been a pouchie since 2007.

Meetings

All will be at the Cornmarket Hall in Kettering and starting at 2pm.  See the events pages for more details.

2013-14 We will be trying some alterations to the format and style of meetings. 

Disabled Toilets

In the UK many disabled toilets are locked to prevent indescriminate use.  Keys can be obtained from RADAR at a cost of £4.  Details can be found on the RADAR website   http://www.radar-shop.org.uk/Detail.aspx?id=0

In parts of Europe a similar scheme operates under the title EUROKEY.  Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic operate the scheme.  It is unclear what other countries do.  Keys can be ordered by post or obtained in person from regional offices in Switzerland.  The initial cost is approximately £20 but it would appear that if the key is returned within three months approximately £15 will be refunded.  More information at this website http://www.proinfirmis.ch/index.php?id=2670 

Though it would seem a complicated process for a short trip.

Midlands IA have produced a plastic card to help deal with situations where your use of a disabled toilet may be questioned.  Cards can be obtained free from our Secretary, Roy Presland (see Contacts page).  They are a useful thing to have in your wallet or bag just in case you need some help in explaining your rights.

Christmas Draw 2016

1st prize £25, winning ticket 711

2nd prize, Christmas hamper, winning ticket 1949

3rd prize, bottle of Scotch, winning ticket 53 

A big thanks to those providing prizes including members, the stoma companies that attended our Mini Open Day in September and local businesses including Morrisons, Bosworths Garden Centre, Midlands Co-op and Waitrose.  Bigger thanks though to those that bought tickets.