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WELCOME -To Rotary in Great Harwood and Rishton We are a local group of people who have fun and raise money for local and International good causes SCROLL to see what we do


Our club is very busy and we welcome new members to share our activities. You are always made very welcome. Click onto DETAILS and then onto the pictures below to see a sample of what we do.



The Rotary Foundation is our Charity within Rotary and its aim is to give grants to clubs who use the money to fund projects around the world. The motto is: 'Doing good in the World' The funding comes entirely from members donations


The Rotary Polio Eradication Program

The Purple 4 Polio campaign is carried out every Autumn with the planting of crocuses in Great Harwood and Rishton



We have an ongoing project to install defibrillators in Great Harwood and Rishton


Blood Bikes

Blood Bikes is a Charity we support. They are the volunteers you will see on our roads taking much needed and sometimes, emergency blood, to local Hospitals



The Rotakids President,Treasurer and Secretary together with their teacher and Rotarians Graham Charnley and Patrick McGinley


About us

ROTARY in Great Harwood and Rishton was founded in 1946 and we are part of an International organisation of around 1.2 million members in 200 countries worldwide.

In England we are part of a network of districts and  in Lancashire and Cumbria there are 78 clubs.

Here in Hyndburn there are 3 Rotary clubs and we all share the same values:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

We work on local and international projects that improve the lives of people.

            Rotary Clubs are at our heart

they bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

            Rotary International

supports Rotary clubs worldwide, coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

  The Rotary Foundation

uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. 

As a nonprofit fund, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Club Meeting night

Tuesday 28th November 19.30

Club Meeting night

Our own member, BOB FLOOD is to continue his journey around the British Isles and tonight we will learn about the varied towns he has visited

International Aid Trust

Wednesday 29th November

International Aid Trust

Today some members will be going to the International Aid Trust Warehouse in Preston to help pack clothes for delivery to people around the world in desperate need of help.

2017 Rotary Christmas Collection

Saturday 2nd December

2017 Rotary Christmas Collection

Today we start our annual Christmas Collections in Great Harwood and Rishton. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DETAILS


Tuesday 5th December 19.30


Tonight is our Christmas Party where we invite other Rotary clubs and go crazy!!.............................. Within reason!!

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Our Social Media

Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

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:

Foxfields Country Hotel
Whalley Road, 
Lancashire We meet on Tuesdays at 19.30
(No meeting following a Bank Holiday)
Foxfields Country Hotel
Whalley Road,
Lancashire BB7 9HY   01254 822556

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