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.

Online Membership,New members and Renewals

If you’re not already a member of IA, why not visit our membership page to read about the benefits and join online. Existing members can also renew online or download a standing order form to ensure your annual subscription is paid automatically. Alternatively, you can send a cheque, bearing your membership number or member’s last name and postcode to IA national office.

Donations and Bequests

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

If you wish to make a donation via Just Giving please make sure you specify which part of IA should receive the money. In the absence of instructions the money will go to the IA generally. 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 Kettering IA to ensure that your gift benefits Kettering IA (charity number: 1172338), which is part of Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association (IA). Alternatively any gifts left, without specific reference to Kettering IA, will benefit IA more generally.

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. Please download a form or contact IA national office if you want a copy posted.

One 2 One Support – do you want to speak with someone?

Whether a member or not, we have several one to one support volunteers to chat with you. Our volunteers are trained to listen and help you with any non medical questions or concerns you may have. All our volunteers have experience of surgery themselves and we try to match our volunteer to you, where possible. You can read more about one to one support and request support online. by contacting IA national office or Kettering IA.


In addition to our normal meetings in Kettering, we try to organise a summer outing mid July and a Christmas meal. Please check out our latest events.

Disabled Toilets

In the UK many disabled toilets are locked to prevent indescriminate use. Keys can be obtained from Disability Rights UK. You may also be able to get a free radar key through your stoma product supplier.

Midlands IA have produced a plastic card to help deal with situations where your use of a disabled toilet may be questioned, also useful when out and you need the toilet quickly, the card may sway retailers to help you by allowing you to use their staff toilet. Cards can be obtained free from our Chair Danni James (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.