About us

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


We are one of three Rotary Clubs in the North West Leicestershire town of Ashby de la Zouch. Meeting for breakfast at the Beeches Pub & Restaurant on a Tuesday morning at 07:15 throughout the year, we pride ourselves on having a varied programme of fundraising, events and social activities. Our club was formed in 1995 and currently has 34 members.

We organise a range of fundraising and community events throughout the year in Ashby and the surrounding areas including quiz nights, Newlands House Fete in Netherseal, Kids Out at Drayton Manor and not forgetting the Christmas treats of the Santa Sleigh Runs around Ashby and the surrounding villages and having just completed it's 3rd year, the Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk which saw a record 1400 Santa's completing the 2017 event.

We also provide 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, Ivanhoe Runners to help with their Ashby 20 Road Race each March and assisting Ashby Town Council in providing marshalls for events such as Armistace Day and Remembrance Sunday in our Town.

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 our Club Secretary Chris Knight by email at enquiry@chrisknightspeaker.co.uk or by phone on 07745 448836.


Latest News


Ashby Castle Rotary Club & North West Leicestershire District Council mark First World War Centeneray


We are delighted to announce that in partnership with North West Leicestershire District Council we will be hosting an Afternoon Tea with live entertainment to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As a mark of respect to the fantastic work of our Armed Forces, any service Veteran's who apply for a ticket to this event before Sunday 28th October will receive one free of charge. Any remaining tickets after this date will go on sale for just £5.

The afternoon will be held at Ivanhoe School and starts at 2pm. A cream tea will be provided and we're delighted to have a live brass band and renowned wartime style singer Jill Daniels will be performing songs of the era. Any proceeds raised from ticket sales to non-service Veterans will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

To reserve your ticket please contact Rotarian Alan Oakes on 01530 272678 or by email on rasgoakes@hotmail.com


Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk Sponsorship Opportunity


Plans for the 2018 Ashby Santa Fun Run & Walk are in full swing and we're actively looking for sponsors to join the number of local companies who have already signed up to help with this years event. There are still opportunities for companies to support this years event and we have sponsorship packages available from just £50! If you'd like to get involved and gain recognition for supporting  an event which last year attracted over 1400 participants, contact Dale Warren on dalewarren1982@btinternet.com for more information



Ashby Castle Rotary Club Releases Plans for 2018-19


We are delighted to be able to announce some of our plans for 2018-19 and have updated our committee pages on this website to showcase some of the things we're hoping to achieve throughout this Rotary year. We have welcomed our new President, Alan Booth in for the year and the club are looking forward to working hard to try and make a difference to peoples lives both at home in Ashby, further afield across the wider UK and abroad.

We've got some great plans to help those in and around our local communities and our local environment as well as those less fortunate further afield so we hope you like what we are proposing and will notice a real difference locally!


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Beeches Pub & Restaurant
Burton Road
Ashby de la Zouch
We meet on Tuesdays at 0715
(No meeting following bank holiday)
The Beeches Pub & Restaurant
Burton Road
Ashby de la Zouch
LE65 2LP  01530 415423

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