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


Ashby Castle Rotary Club Announces Return of Popular Spring Dance


We are delighted to announce that the popular Spring Dance and Hog Roast will be returning for 2018 on Saturday 19th May. 

Always a popular evening, this years event will have an 80's theme with the entertainment being provided by the fantastic local 80's tribute band 'Who's That Girl'.

For more information go to our event page here.


Further Success for Ashby Student in Young Chef Competition


Following on from the fantastic performance in the heats by two of our Ashby School students in the Rotary Young Chef competition which saw both progress to the regional finals, we're delighted to report further success in the competition with both girls representing Ashby receiving many plaudits. Lorena Dawes and Millie-Jayne Hynard travelled to Leeds to cook again for the acclaimed judges including Matt Healy (Masterchef Finalist) and Fabrice Teston with both girls gaining a huge amount of praise for their abilities, performance and perfection. To cap a wonderful day, Lorena Dawes took 1st place and now goes on to represent our Rotary District in the National Finals in Telford on 28th April. This is a huge achievement to win through to a National Final in a very hotly contested competition and we pass on our huge congratulations to Lorena who has performed admirably throughout. We wish Lorena all the very best for Telford and look forward to reporting on how she has done.


Ashby Santa Fun Run Raises over £11600 for Charity!


We are delighted to announce that Ashby Castle Rotary Club's Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk 2017 has raised over £11600 for charity! It was another record breaking year for the event in both money raised and the number of Santa's entering with 1400 turning the town red on the morning of Sunday 3rd December. The Rotary club decided to support 4 main charities in this years event with proceeds split accordingly with Hospice Hope and Staunton Harold Sailability Trust receiving £2800 each and Rainbows Childrens Hospice and Wishes 4 Kids each receiving £1400. The remaining proceeds are being passed on to other charities supported by Rotary.

The cheques were presented to representatives of all 4 charities at the Rotary Club's breakfast meeting and were very greatfully received. Kevin Sanders, Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk committee Chairman said "Well what a fantastic day we had and we were blessed with fine weather again. The sight of those 1400 Santa's running around the course and then filling the towns pubs, cafe's and street market after the event was something special and for many marked the real start of the festive season. Raising nearly £12000 thanks to the brilliant support of the participants and sponsorship from companies and organisations was a wonderful result. We know all of the four main charities well and can be confident that the monies raised will be used effectively for the benefit of local people".

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

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Saturday 19th May 19.30

Spring Dance 2018

80's Themed Spring Dance and Hog Roast with Live Music


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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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