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WELCOME -To Rotary in Great Harwood and Rishton We are a local group of people who have fun and raise money for local and International good causes SCROLL to see what we do


In ROTAKIDS we aim to inspire and motivate our young people, to explore their talents and achieve their potential, by involving them in challenging and stimulating projects, in school, in communities at home and around the world.



Our club is very busy and we welcome new members to share our activities. You are always made very welcome. Click onto DETAILS and then onto the pictures below to see a sample of what we do. We also have some videos which show what we do in the UK.



Rotary International challenged every club throughout the world to plant one tree for each Rotarian in commemoration of Earth Day in April. Here in Great Harwood and Rishton we have planted 30 trees in the grounds of the local NHS Centre



The Rotary Foundation is our Charity within Rotary and its aim is to give grants to clubs who use the money to fund projects around the world. The motto is: 'Doing good in the World' The funding comes entirely from members donations


About us

ROTARY in Great Harwood and Rishton was founded in 1946. 

We are part of an  International organisation of around 1.2 million members in 200 countries worldwide.

England is divided into districts and in the Lancashire and Cumbria district there are 78 clubs.

Here in Hyndburn there are 3 Rotary clubs and we all share the same values:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 

We have FUN working on local and international projects that improve the lives of people, create access to education and promote peace.

            Rotary Clubs are at our heart

they bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

            Rotary International

supports Rotary clubs worldwide, coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

  The Rotary Foundation

uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. 

As a nonprofit fund, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Our Social Media

Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members

RotaKids supporting their local community

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Foxfields Country Hotel
Whalley Road, 
Lancashire We meet on Tuesdays at 19.30
(No meeting following a Bank Holiday)
Foxfields Country Hotel
Whalley Road,
Lancashire BB7 9HY   01254 822556

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