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 Releases Plans for 2018-19


We are delighted to be able to announce some of our plans for 2018-19 and have updated our committee pages on this website to showcase some of the things we're hoping to achieve throughout this Rotary year. We have welcomed our new President, Alan Booth in for the year and the club are looking forward to working hard to try and make a difference to peoples lives both at home in Ashby, further afield across the wider UK and abroad.

We've got some great plans to help those in and around our local communities and our local environment as well as those less fortunate further afield so we hope you like what we are proposing and will notice a real difference locally!


Newlands House Netherseal Family Fun Fete 2018 raises nearly £6000!


We can all agree that everybody who helped out at, supported or visited the 2018 Newlands House Netherseal Family Fun Fete had a fantastic time but as an added bonus to this you all helped us to raise a fantastic sum of money for charity!

This years event raised the fantastic total of £5800. This money as always will be used to benefit all of the residents of the Leonard Cheshire Disability home at Newlands. This will be spent on a variety of things including to pay for trips out for the residents, entertainment in the home, treats and a variety of other things that will improve the day to day life of the residents at Newlands. 

All at Ashby Castle Rotary Club and the staff and residents at Newlands would like to thank all who came along to support the event, those who helped out to make the event possible and those businesses and individuals who generously donated services and goods to help us to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful cause. We look forward to more of the same again in 2019!


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.


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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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