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Making a Difference in Your Community: Rotary Sowerby Bridge

Being a socially responsible person involves actively participating in your community's welfare. Whether it's raising awareness about pressing issues or helping people in need, every little act counts. One of the best ways to give back to your area is through community service. And that's where the Rotary of Sowerby Bridge comes in. This charitable organization is known for its unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the community. In this post, we'll explore some of the Rotary of Sowerby Bridge's initiatives, including the famous Rush Bearing Festival, Blood Donation Camps, Sand Dams in Kenya, and efforts to help the homeless.

Rush Bearing Festival:

The Rush Bearing Festival is an annual tradition held every July in Sowerby Bridge. It celebrates a time when rushes were collected from the River Ryburn to be used as carpets in churches and homes before disposable carpets were available. Rotary of Sowerby Bridge has been instrumental in making this event a success. The of raises funds to make sure the festival continues and brings the community together. The festival features parades, music bands, and other exciting activities.

Sand Dams in Kenya:

In addition to helping the local community, the Rotary of Sowerby Bridge also engages in humanitarian activities in other parts of the world. One such project is the construction of sand dams in Kenya. The of has supported the construction of multiple sand dams, which are small walls built across seasonal rivers. The dams trap and store rainwater, providing a sustainable water source for local communities that previously had no access to potable water.

Helping the Homeless:

The Rotary of Sowerby Bridge recognizes the societal challenges of homelessness. To tackle this problem, the of has initiated programs to support the homeless community. It collaborates with local shelters to provide food, basic necessities, and other essentials. The of has also raised funds to supply homeless centers with incontinence pads to ease their daily routine.

The Future of Rotary of Sowerby Bridge:

The Rotary of Sowerby Bridge has been a vital part of the community for over 70 years. Yet, it continues to look to the future and seek new ways to help those in need. Its strong focus on making a positive difference is unparalleled. The of welcomes members from all walks of life, proving that giving back to society doesn't have an age, race, or gender limit.


Making a change in your community can feel daunting, but the Rotary of Sowerby Bridge has proven that small actions can have a substantial impact. The organization's incredible initiatives are helping people in Sowerby Bridge and around the world. Joining the of as a member or volunteering for one of their events is an excellent way to give back to humanity. Why not get involved and help bring about change for the better?

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We meet on Mondays at 1845

(For further information or to join us as a guest of the club on any Monday, please feel free to contact Robert at 07802 242111, or email us at rotaryofsowerbybridge@gmail.com. ) Sportsmans Inn
Rochdale Road
HX4 8PL  07802242111

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