The Purley Rotary Club is a community led organisation with a long history of serving the local Purley community since 1923. By combining their skills and resources, members oThe Purley Rotary Club work to make a real contribution to the lives of others.

The Club is part of a network, made up of over 1.2 million Rotary members (known as Rotarians) in 34,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. At The Purley Rotary Club we raise tens of thousands of pounds every year for community projects and local charities. Members volunteer their time to organise community events, running a host of projects aimed at promoting the interests of Purley and it's residents.

Should you wish to become a community organiser, then Rotary can provide the skills and support for those individuals wanting to experience leading an existing project or to maybe start a new project.


You may enjoy taking part in helping towards good causes and want to contribute to the well being of others through collaboration with fellow Club members.


You may wish to join in the social life of the Club and meet other like minded individuals; joining in the regular cultural activities or enjoying varying competitions organised between Clubs throughout the UK.

Musical playground-Rotary Local Community Project at St Giles School

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check out latest  2015 Swimathon pictures by going to our facebook page at:

Overall our swimmers are aged between 6 and 80 plus. This year they racked up over 4,500 lengths. This equates to just over 70 miles. If you live in the UK this is the distance between Purley and Portsmouth.

The Purley Swimathon has been going since 1988 and has raised over £465,000 for charities. In the next couple of years we hope to reach a worthy target of £500,000. Can you help us to achieve this?, if so let us know by sending an email to the organisers at

Purley Charity Swimathon 2015: held on Sat 28th Feb and Thursday 5th Mar. 2015) is well on target to raise over £23k for local and national charities. We are already planning for the 2016 swim so If you would like to enter a team of up to 10 swimmers in the Purley 2016 Swimathon, send an email to Provisional dates are: 27th February and the 3rd March 2016.

Did you know that you can still make a direct donation to the charities Purley Rotary supported at the 2015 Swimathon by clicking on the 'mydonate' link.

Charities being directly supported this year by Purley Rotary are the South East Cancer Help Centre, the Purley and Coulsdon Club for the Elderly (PACE) and the Purley Food Hub.

If you would like to join or learn more about our activites, please feel free to contact us; we look forward to introducing ourselves and the Club to you.

Tel: 0845 607 0443 (uk calls only) or Email: