Who are we? – 40 or so individuals from all walks of life with a close association with our local community of Horwich. We have been an active part of this community since 1944. We are also part of a worldwide organisation of over 1 million members and 35000 clubs (click for more).
What do we do? - We raise in excess of £20,000 of charitable funds each year and distribute them to worthy local and International causes. We also meet each week for a meal and some social interaction.
How are we organised? – We conduct our business through six small committees;
- 2 focused on fundraising - Beer Festival > and Christmas Collection >
- 3 on distributing those funds - Community >, Vocation / Youth Development > and International >
- 1 to organise club events - Club Service >
Thank You Village Water
Just one of the great projects that Horwich Rotary's International Committee supports.
For the past few years, Sparrow Park, in the centre of Horwich, has been looked after by the Rotary Club of Horwich.
After many years of neglect, the park needed a complete makeover, and a number of Rotarians cleared the ground, put many bedding plants and bulbs in the gardens, cleared and weeded the turfed area and re-laid part of the pathways.
In addition they repainted the seating, railings and lights.
Meriel from Bolton Young Parents Service came to speak to Rotary Club of Horwich before Christmas, about the support that the Organisation is able to bring to young parents.
Young mothers who have babies, or pregnant Mums, sometimes find themselves in difficulty arising from a range of issues e.g. no parental support, problems with young fathers, and financial problems.
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Horwich Rotary invite you to a fantastic Italian Evening at Max Italia, Horwich.
Open to all, including non-rotarians. Join us for a fantastic Italian Evening at Horwich's own Max Italia restaurant. Wednesday 18th January, 2017 - 7 for 7.30pm.
Any starter, pizza/pasta or chicken dish plus dessert and coffee for only Â£15pp - Message us to book your place today!
Students at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form hosted a Community Christmas Party on Wednesday 21st December 2016 for members of the local community.
Celebrating the festive season with homemade Christmas food, the party included performances by the Music and Performing Arts Departments, and a personal appearance by Santa Claus.
Residents of local care homes and members of the senior citizen’s community groups were invited to attend.
Community Chairman, Keith Maher, was able to hand over a Cheque for Â£400 to the Lagans Foundation Founder Carren Bell.
The foundation provides Volunteer help to mothers who have given birth to babies with Congenital Heart defects.These babies are very difficult to bring up and need 24 hour care. Most of these babies have multiple defects and many cannot feed normally and need stomach tubes to survive. Young mothers find the situation so difficult that they cannot cope, especially if they have other young children to bring up.
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Stanley Grange - a homely and fulfilling community for adults with learning difficulties.When Horwich resident and member of Holy Trinity Jenny Dagnall found Stanley Grange for her son Andrew it was a prayer answered.
That was in 2004 – twelve years on, 32 year old Andrew continues to enjoy life at Stanley Grange. Members of Horwich Rotary very much appreciated Jenny Dagnall’s moving and informative talk about her experience of finding a safe, friendly, secure and supportive community for Andrew who has learning disabilities.
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The Youth Achievement Award Scheme run by the Rotary Club of Horwich is designed to foster the development of individual talent for young people, under the age of 19, who live or attend school in Horwich or Blackrod.
The scheme is not means tested and is concerned solely with identifying and developing individual talent in all forms of activity, regardless of family circumstances. This year the scheme attracted a large number of quality applicants, who live, or go the school in, the Postal District of BL6.
Find out who recieved awards this year - click below
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We meet on Thursdays at 12.30pm
(Third and fifth Thursday of the month - 6.30 for 7.00pm meeting)
Horwich RMI, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton. Contact Brian Gittins 01942819383 to book for meal ï¿½10 or to apologise before 4pm on Wednesday.
BL6 5NH tel: 01204 468395