About us

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Our aim is to Have Fun, Helping People.

We are one of three Rotary Clubs in the North West Leicestershire town of Ashby de la Zouch. Meeting for breakfast at The Bistro of Ashby on a Tuesday morning at 07:15am throughout the year, we pride ourselves on having a varied programme of fundraising, events and social activities. Our club was formed in 1995 and has approximately 40 members across all ages.

We organise a range of fundraising and community events throughout the year in Ashby and the surrounding areas. Significant ones well-known to the public include the Santa Sleigh Runs around Ashby and the surrounding villages, working with the other two Ashby Clubs, and the Ashby Santa Fun Run and Walk which is now an established fixture as part of the Ashby Christmas celebrations.Both of these events, whilst being primarily to bring community events to the town, also raise significant sums for local and Rotary charities.

Our other Community activities include providing support to other organisations to assist with marshalling duties to allow community or charity events to take place such as our partnerships with Conkers for their Fireworks Display each November, with Ivanhoe Runners to help with their annual Aldi Ashby 20 Road Race and with Ashby Town Council in providing marshalls for events such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday in the town.

Our Youth team organise or collaborate in providing many opportunities for local youngsters to participate in Rotary founded competitions, such as Young Musician, Young Writer, Young Chef, Youth Speaks, Young Environmentalist and Young Film-maker. We also recognise youngsters who make a positive impact on our community with Rotary Star Awards, and support the Rotary Young Leader programme.

Our International and Foundation activities support Rotary International and other charities working mainly outside the UK. These activities include making sure that we donate to the Rotary Foundation, which in turn supports humanitarian activities throughout the world. We also actively support the End Polio Now charity which aims to eradicate polio from the world, and we provide emergency funding for charities such as Aquabox and Shelter Box who provide disaster relief in times of global crises.

Our Environmental team promotes the protection of our environment, and specifically looks after a number of green spaces in Ashby including the Peace Garden in Market Street and areas around Hood Park. We also support other local environmental initiatives, cleaning up, reclaiming or wilding spaces needing attention. We also strive to reduce the clubs and members environmental impact.

We also enjoy a great variety of social activities including walks, cycling, quiz nights, croquet, skittles, UK and overseas trips, themed evenings and many more - Having Fun, while Helping People.

If you'd like to find out more about what we do or would like to come and visit us at one of our breakfast meetings then please contact us via our Contact page

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 07:00 am for 07:15 am

(No meeting following bank holiday) Springfields EMH
School Lane
LE65 2RF  07971 047283
W3W:  ///cared.frostbite.cautious

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