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Technology Challenge 2020

Mr. A. Bowker, Glossopdale and Mr. C. Greenwood, St Philip Howard with President Steve Robertson and the shared winners trophy


Kidscan - 2019 Glossop Jog beneficary

The Glossop Jog reaches £250,000 target for local charities in its 42nd year and donates £6000 to Kidscan


2019 Garden Competition

Inter school garden competition for Primary and Junior Schools


The Glossop Jog - 11:00am on the 6th October 2019

the new course distance is approx. 0.6 mile


60,000 Meal Pack Event

Glossop Rotary hosted the District 1285 meal pack event on Sunday April 14th


The Hunt for Aliens Lecture

Presented by Dr Eamonn Kerins of Manchester University for our local schools


About us

Welcome from President Steve 

My name is Steve Robertson and I am proud to become the Club President of Glossop Rotary Club in our 81st year.

I welcome this opportunity to give something back to our community whilst enjoying the company of a very special team of people.

My wife, Chris, has always been there for me and supports everything the club undertakes.  

I joined Glossop Rotary Club fifteen years ago to be part of a committed group raising funds for both local and international good causes.  

I would sincerely like to thank Past President Paul for his sterling work last year and the projects undertaken during the year, especially the 60,000 meal pack event.

Last year we awarded many donations to local and international charities and held our third technology challenge for our local schools. I hope that I can maintain Paul’s commitment to service in our community.

Our club theme for this year is “work hard and play hard”. 

Rotary’s primary aim is the eradication of polio and we have spent over $1,800,000,000 in the past 30 years to achieve this end. We are almost there. The Rotary movement (R.I.) has over 1,200,000 members throughout the world, with over 50,000 in the UK.

One of Glossop club’s newest initiatives is the provision of mosquito nets and a number of new projects from "Jobs in a box" to Wateraid.  

Locally we have provided a range of support from small grants to local groups and charities to staging projects for the benefit of our young people. Please visit our “What we do” pages to review the many projects we do and have undertaken.

We also have a Club Facebook page which is updated weekly and there you can follow our news items - what we have done, are doing and plan to do.  Click the link here to view and see what we're up to. 

We also have a club Flickr page with lots of pictures from our activities. Please click here to see our activities.

If you would like to come along to one of our speaker meetings please give our secretary, Ron Bowden, a call on 01457 766840 or email him at: secretary@glossop.rotary1285.org 

We have a "˜Donate Button"™ below through which you can still make personal donations to our Trust Fund Account, and which is used to make our the donations to the local, National and Global Charities which we support.

Thanks to everyone for supporting our 2018 Glossop Jog on the 7th October in aid of Macmillan. 
The weather was kind to us and there were perfect jogging conditions on the day.
For an hour the streets were filled with runners raising money for Macmillan.
There were 225 sponsored runners from 14 schools and businesses, and we had a total of over 300 runners on the day.
For information on the great work Macmillan does please refer to their website www.macmillan.org.uk
Also a big thank you to all the helpers without whom we could not hold the event.     

Purple4Polio crocusses in Manor Park, Glossop as 17th February.



Paul Harris Fellowship Award

At the 2015 Charter Evening, the highest award the Club can bestow, the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award, was presented to fellow Rotarian Bill Mitchell for his exceptional services working to help relieve poverty in Africa through a little known Charity "“ "˜Tools for Self Reliance"™.

For 17 years Bill quietly, unassumingly and selflessly collected unwanted tools donated by local (and not so local) people, for refurbishment and onward transport to African Countries, to help people in those countries, build sustainable livelihoods, bring about effective and sustainable change to trades people and their communities, so helping to reduce poverty.

This was a fantastic achievement by Bill, and the award a great recognition for Bill and of his work

Sadly, Bill recently lost his battle against Cancer "“ a great loss to the Club, to his family and of his Charity work.

However, the work which Bill began in Glossop for "˜Tools for Self Reliance"™ will continue "“ a fine and fitting legacy by which to remember Bill.

Please note the new telephone contact number on the poster below and if you do have any unwanted tools to donate, please contact us.

Meeting arrangements

The club meets every Wednesday evening at the Windy Harbour hotel in Glossop which overlooks the reservoirs in the Longdendale valley. The evening normally consists of a meal and then after the formal business is completed there is usually a speaker. Guests are most welcome to join us. All bookings to the Attendance Secretary John Simpson by 17.45 on the Tuesday prior to the meeting, (01457) 515240 or email  to jkksimpson@gmail.com 

Updated 31/1/19 by SK

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 1930
Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, Woodhead Road, Glossop, SK13 7QE  01457 853107

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