About us

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ashby de la Zouch Castle

We are one of three Rotary Clubs in the North West Leicestershire town of Ashby de la Zouch. Meeting for breakfast at the Beeches Pub & Restaurant on a Tuesday morning at 07:15 throughout the year, we pride ourselves on having a varied programme of fundraising, events and social activities. Our club was formed in 1995 and currently has 34 members.

We organise a range of fundraising and community events throughout the year in Ashby and the surrounding areas including quiz nights, Newlands House Fete in Netherseal, Kids Out at Drayton Manor and not forgetting the Christmas treats of the Santa Sleigh Runs around Ashby and the surrounding villages and having just completed it's 3rd year, the Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk which saw a record 1400 Santa's completing the 2017 event.

We also provide support to other organisations to assist with marshalling duties to allow community or charity events to take place such as our partnerships with Conkers for their Fireworks Display each November, Ivanhoe Runners to help with their Ashby 20 Road Race each March and assisting Ashby Town Council in providing marshalls for events such as Armistace Day and Remembrance Sunday in our Town.

If you'd like to find out more about what we do or would like to come and visit us at one of our breakfast meetings then please contact our Club Secretary Chris Knight by email at enquiry@chrisknightspeaker.co.uk or by phone on 07745 448836.


Latest News


Details Released for Newlands House Netherseal Family Fun Fete 2018


We are really looking forward to our annual Newlands House Fete in Netherseal on Saturday 9th June. This event has been a fixture of the local area for many years and one that the Rotary Club of Ashby de la Zouch Castle are delighted to play a major part in organising each year.

Many of the usual attractions will be returning along with many more including the fun dog show, Jolly Jingles, Punch & Judy, Live Music, Craft Stalls and great food including our BBQ and outdoor cafe. As always the day is honoured with a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in honour of Newlands House founder, Group Captain Lord Cheshire. 

For more details see our event page here or the Facebook page for the event here.



Ashby Santa Fun Run 2017 Monies Put to Good Use!


We have had contact from the Staunton Harold Sailability Trust who were one of our chosen charities for the 2017 Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk and they've put the money that you all helped us to raise to very good use already!

A spokesman for the charity said "We're delighted to take delivery of our lovely new boat, all thanks to the generosity ofeveryone who organised and supported this fantastic fundraising effort of the Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk. We are deeply grateful for everyone's support".

Head over to the Facebook page of Staunton Harold Sailability Trust where you can vote on the name for the new boat.....it has to be Rudolph surely?!?!

The Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk will return in 2018 on Sunday 2nd December.



Ashby Student Runner Up in National Young Chef Competition


Lorena Dawes, who is the Ashby Young Chef representing Rotary District 1070 performed brilliantly taking the runner up trophy in the National Final in Telford on Saturday 28th April. Lorena also won the overall 'Outstanding Dish of the Day' trophy with her Chocolate Souffle, dehydrated raspberries & fresh cream quenelles, decorated with edible flowers & raspberry powder.

Robert Bird, the main judge said that the decision by all 4 judges was unanimous, truly delicious. Lorena's folder of preparation, planning and journey throughout the competition was also highlighted with great praise for detail.

Lorena should feel very proud of herself for all her hard work, focus and dedication to the competition. We wish her 'Good Luck' for the future with every success in her chosen career in the Royal Air Force.

Well done Lorena, we are very proud of you showing great confidence and incredible skills. Our thanks also go to her Mum and Dad for their support to Lorena and the competition and to Sarah Middleton, Lorena's Food Technology teacher from Ashby School.



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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Beeches Pub & Restaurant
Burton Road
Ashby de la Zouch
We meet on Tuesdays at 0715
(No meeting following bank holiday)
The Beeches Pub & Restaurant
Burton Road
Ashby de la Zouch
LE65 2LP  01530 415423

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