We are a member of Rotary International, a global network of community volunteers. Members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The club is an active service club based around the South Pennine market town of Hebden Bridge in the upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. Within its area are the villages of Mytholmroyd, Heptonstall, Colden, Cragg Vale, Midgley, Blackshaw Head and Luddenden, as well as numerous small settlements in the Calder Valley between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden. Club members are committed to helping others by giving freely of their time and talents to serve communities at home and overseas. The club was founded in 1951 and for over 65 years it has been serving the local community and beyond. The club supports many local, national and international charities and good causes through funds raised at a number of popular events, throughout the year.
Easter Monday Duck Race
Monday 13th April 2020
The event attracts visitors, from near & far. This is not just a Duck Race. On the day there is a variety of entertainment, charity stalls and music. It’s a fun day out for all the family. Tickets are £1.00 each and can be bought online and in Hebden Bridge.
Click the More button for online ticket sales and online voting for the Decorated Duck competition
Other Events and Activities
We also support the following Rotary initiatives:
‘Shoebox’ appeal for disadvantaged children.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Know Your Blood Pressure Day
Rotary Technology Tournament
…. and a note about the Boundary Walk
Supporting the local community
In the past 12 years we have given grants totalling over £430,000 to charities, community projects and good causes, both locally and further afield.
In our local community we have supported schools, community centres, sports and arts clubs, youth theatre groups, health support groups, hospices, youth and disadvantage children’s activities, facilities for the elderly, flood relief support and much, much more.
Use the button below to see the full list.
Helping the most vulnerable in the world
Following a disaster, many vulnerable people are without access to some of the most basic human rights: food, shelter, sanitation facilities, education and healthcare. Rotary mobilises rapidly in the wake of human and natural disasters to provide emergency support as well as implementing longer term projects to bring economic and community development. Our global network means Rotary members collaborate from thousands of miles apart. Distance is no barrier when it comes to changing lives.