About us




Some more about our club

Founded in 1981 Rotary Oldham Metro members have been actively engaging with the local and wider community since then – living out Rotary’s Motto of Service above Self.


Welcome to our Club. These next pages  give you some background to the wealth of activities in which we engage, the way we raise monies and the way we help communities both at home and abroad. Our Rotary challenge is summed up in one phrase: MAKE A DIFFERENCE and this is what  the members will try to do.

In the last few years the  Club has directly supported a wide range of projects and charities - working with or making donations totalling  £90,000. Additionally over a longer period we have supported many community projects and activities with time, advice or participation.


Below we have added more about the Club and feature a number of these projects including The Oldham Primary Schools Choral Speaking Festival, the Saddleworth Show and Wellifest week-end which is our main fundraiser – to be held in 2024 on Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th June 2024   

 Michelle Greenwood President, Rotary Club of Oldham Metro


Rotary Club of Oldham Metro

Oldham Primary Schools Annual

Choral Speaking Festival


This, our Flagship event, now in its 37thyear, has enabled over 70,000 local children aged 4-11 to participate in a public performance on a stage mostly at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre and in future in the QE11 Hall. It covers three days before Easter each year. – this year6th,7th and 8th March 2024 and a Festival Presentation Morning for the Trophy Winners and those with Adjudicator’s Special Commendations in April 2024  




Our prime fund-raising event in recent years has been the Saddleworth Summer Show, organised in conjunction with Saddleworth Rotary Club but we have had many others including Big Band night; 60’s Night; Carol Concert; Jazz Night; Indian Evening and an East Meets West evening, Playhouse 2 and Delph Theatre.




Oldham Metro is a club of around 20 male and female members drawn from a wide range of professions and occupations,

Website: www.oldhammetrorotary.org.uk


The North West Life Education Trust is a community based charity supported by Rotary Clubs in Oldham and throughout the area. It operates mobile classrooms that give the messages of healthy living and drug prevention to primary school children. Each classroom has a specially trained educator. The children learn how their bodies work, how special and unique they are and they develop the skills and confidence to make positive choices about a healthy lifestyle.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 1830

(Meet on first and third Tuesday of each mibth) High Barn
OL2 6RW  0161 624 0986

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