WELCOME TO ELY


A beautiful city steeped in history, is seventeen miles north of Cambridge. The city is dominated by the ancient cathedral, "The ship of the Fens" which has sailed the fen skyline for over 10 centuries. Many of the ancient monastic buildings have been wonderfully preserved and are still in use today.
Oliver Cromwell, who was born in Huntingdon, took up residence in Ely in 1636 and lived here for the next 10 years. His house still stands and is currently used as a museum. From this ancient history, we lead on to the history of the


ROTARY CLUB OF ELY

The Rotary Club of Ely has now been serving the communities of Ely and district for over 70 years, supporting many well known charities in this area (see recent donations page).
On the international front we have supported many projects including Water Aid in Africa and Asia, and are presently active in Rotary Foundation's 'Polio Plus Campaign' to rid the world of Polio. In addition we send 'Shelter Boxes' to disaster areas throughout the world when they occur.
Our fund raising events are already well known in Ely, some of which are the Annual Christmas Collection, Big Band concerts, Metal detecting days etc..

The other main event is the annual Aquafest Riverside gala (see link to its own site) which has now been running for some 34 years, an event that we stage to say 'thank you' to the people of Ely and District for their support in helping us to raise monies for local charities. 
 

 

The Club is also regularly involved in activities organised by other clubs/groups:

-as sponsors and participants in the annual Macmillan Cancer Support Group "Riverside Walk",raising £8/900 each time.

-as sponsors and Marshals in the annual Ely Triathlon and Aquathon Event; this is not a fund-raiser,rather the objective is to increase local awareness in sporting activities.

-as Marshals in the annual Ely Fun Run,a fund-raiser organised by the Arthur Rank Hospice.

-each year the Club participates in KIDS OUT a day designed by Rotary Clubs nationally to entertain mentally and/or physically-handicapped children and their carers.