Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park

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Youth Competition - Artist

Youth Competition - Artist

Rotary competition for young artists

An Opportunity for You

An Opportunity for You

We are actively looking for people to join Bakewell Rotary to help enhance our events, projects and fund raising activities.

Youth Competition - writer

Youth Competition - writer

Rotary competition for young writers

Young Photographer Competition

Young Photographer Competition

Rotary competition for young photographers



Our President's objectives for the club


About us

10th November - Talk from Martha Bramwell 

Martha told Bakewell Rotarians and guests about life since she had attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award weekend at White Hall Education Centre, Buxton. This was 5 years ago but she pointed to this award as being a major impetus for helping her develop as a person. At 16 she was able to start her own small business, making and selling ceramics and other craft pieces. She has worked with young people on creative workshops, involving local community groups and kid's clubs. She is currently interning with Junction Arts which aims to help communities facing social barriers such as poverty, poor health, and low aspirations to create a better future through the arts. 

Martha gave a very inspiring talk which highlighted the value that the RYLA scheme can have for young people.

29th October Bakewell Quiz

Rotary Bakewell's annual Charity Quiz evening at the Medway Centre had ten teams competing in a hotly fought competition. A team from Chesterfield Satellite Group walked away with the top honours. Team "Late Again" were the undisputed winners having astutely played their Joker. Over £700 was raised for local Bakewell charities and Lendwithcare - which provides startup loans for small businesses in third world countries. 

Thanks to the Medway Centre for their support and for those hard working individuals who helped with the food and arrangements.

20th October - Meeting held at St Elphin's Park, Darley Dale

After a buffet lunch our member Hannah Montague spoke about the trials and tribulations of wills and taxes. Helped by her team of Mr and Mrs Pig, Barbie and the blue shark (aka the taxman).

29th August - Rotary Bakewell's Duck Race

Finally we were able to run our charity fund raising duck race on the River Wye that runs through Bakewell. Over £1500 raised thanks to lots of support from the public buying tickets for the 1300 yellow ducks. The real ducks moved out of the way as the flotilla of Rotary ducks swam down towards the finishing post.

11th August - Visit to Aquabox

Bakewell Rotarians visited the Aquabox Headquarters - HqO at Wirksworth. They were shown round the new premises where Aquafilters which convert dirty water into safe drinking water are assembled and then packed in boxes for distribution to disaster areas around the world. www.aquabox.org

21st July - Face to Face meetings return

For the first time since March 2020 Bakewell Rotary Club has held a meeting where we actually meet other people! On the 21st July we gathered in the event suite at the Rutland Hotel in Bakewell for a buffet lunch, followed by a speaker. Over 20 Rotarians and friends gathered and heard a talk by Stephen Chaytow the CEO of Manchester and East Midlands Rail Action Group.


 At our handover meeting on Wednesday, 7th July, we welcomed Chris Webb as the club’s new President. It was a delight to have a combination of members joining the meeting in person ( a restricted group of 6) and by Zoom.

Chris has great plans for filling her year with many social events and fund-raising activities in support of local causes. Chris has chosen Helen’s Trust as a main beneficiary of the club’s fund-raising efforts.

The club was honoured to have won both the District’s Membership and Membership Increase awards. This is extremely gratifying and reflects the welcoming nature of our club.

and finally ……..


Two members, Mike Webb and Roz Adamson were presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.




Happening soon...

Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:30 pm

Special General Meeting and Business Meeting

Election of officers and approval of accounts


Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 12:30 or 7pm

(Next meeting 1st December 2021 at 12:30 ) Rutland Hotel Bakewell

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