About us




History of Leigh.

Leigh has a long history as a settlement dependant on the sea, Its records are said to go back 1248, and since that time has seen changes from a major port on the River Thames to what is now a small but thriving fishing port noted for its cockles and shrimps.

History of our Club.

We were chartered on the 15th December 1953, and since those days we would like to think we have grown with the times. Our present membership is around 44, and have a diverse mixture of classifications. We were pleased to induct our first two Lady members in 2002 and this year one has become our first Lady President. Their presence has enriched the club. Should any Rotarian wish to visit us, you will be made most welcome or should you be interested in the work of Rotary then contact our Secretary on mailto:derek@moxom.net


These are some of the causes we have managed to help in the past.

Invalid cars to the disabled people in Ireland.

Help in the building of an eye hospital in Vyrurry India, where today many poor people are having their sight restored.

Donations to: Southend Hospital, Fair Havens Hospice, Little Havens Childrens Hospice, Cancer Research, Hope and Homes for children and many more.

Mercy Ships around the world.

Macmillan Nusing Fund.

Aqua Boxes to provide clean water in the third world.

'End Polio Now' campaign to eridicate Polio from the last 4 countries. Help raise the final monies needed by supporting 'Purple Pinky'. Visit www.purplepinkie.com for details and events. Is your school taking part?


BOSOM PALS - The Annual Great Pier Walk

The annual "Great Pier Walk" along Southend Pier for "Bosom Pals" appeal by Southend Hospital is on Sun 27 March 2011. For further information or an application form please contact Barbara or Sue on 01702 385337 or e-mail: fundraising@southend.nhs.uk . You can raise your own fund raising page for sponsoring Bosom Pals by logging onto www.justgiving.com/shf .You can also gift aid your donation so that each pound gets another 28p from the Government. This event is being sponsored by Hair & Son. Lets beat last years total of over �10,000 raised for Bosom Pals and other charities.


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Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 1st January 12.30

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Monday 8th January 12.30

Lunch hosted by a past president

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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:

We meet on Mondays at 12.30 for 12.45
(5th Monday evening meeting at 19.00)
Saxon Hall
Aviation Way
Southend SS2 6UN  01702 545554

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