Welcome, we raise funds and we do community work in & around Ramsbottom. We support local, national & international charities. We have provided help to our local Pantry. Visit us to find out more.

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Pilgrims Cross - Holcombe Moor

Pilgrims Cross - Holcombe Moor

Pilgrims Cross

Ramsbottom Rake

Ramsbottom Rake

Art work by Kevin Thomas

The Railway

The Railway

Art work by Kevin Thomas

Peel Tower

Peel Tower

John Lindsey Photography

Flying into Ramsbottom

Flying into Ramsbottom

The Flying Scotsman passes through Ramsbottom - photo by kind permission of Joel Yates.


About us

Would you like to help our Rotary in Ramsbottom

Come and join us for our Annual Duck Race on May 26th 2024

Duck Race 2024

We are always looking for people who would like to help or join, you can join as a full member, or as an associate member, or a corporate member. A full member is in a nutshell where you commit to taking part in activities. However this is your choice, you do as little or as much as you wish. We meet & dine every other week, but again you only attend when you want, you only dine when you want, there are no rules, you give your time to Rotary as you wish. An associate member is a trial period where you don't commit to full membership. Corporate membership is for a company that would like to be involved in charity work. We are the obvious choice for companies in and around Ramsbottom. And finally, you can be a Friend of Rotary, you help us when you have the time & the inclination.

We need help with IT, with this website, with social media, and with publicity. If you have an hour to spare please get in touch. Please email us at ramsbottomrotary@gmail.com

We currently have Teams, the Teams are free to meet wherever they wish, they meet according to their programme, for example Christmas is a very big one, both in raising funds and finding enough helpers to staff the sleigh.

The Teams are Fundraising, International, Comm Voc, and Social. Yes, we do have socials, we have days out, we dine out, we go to the pub, have pub quizzes, and we have a good time and enjoy what we do. There are currently nineteen members, both male and female.  

Ramsbottom Rotary is a group of people,  we meet, discuss, plan and then hopefully raise funds and improve the lives of others. Our club is one of four in the District of Bury. There are 3 others, Bury, Radcliffe, and Tottington & Bury West.

Rotary membership is changing, there are no obligations anymore, do as little or as much as you wish. One thing for sure is you will make new friends, you will be able to do things or organize things. There is lots going on in Rotary.

Rotary is a worldwide organisation. There are thousands of Rotary Clubs around the world. The possibilities are endless if you wish to progress to something more than your local club.

If you want a chat, our membership leader is Sue. Sue is the owner of Bar42 in Ramsbottom, she is happy to have a chat anytime, just pop in and say hello or send an email to ramsbottomrotary@gmail.com

 Retiring Rotary President Jon Lövgreen welcomes new president Stuart Hobson

The President of Ramsbottom Rotary handed over the Chain of Office to the new President during a formal ceremony held at the Red Hall Ramsbottom. The event was attended by members of the Rotary Club, as well as local dignitaries and community leaders. 

The outgoing President, Mr Jon Lövgreen expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the President of Ramsbottom Rotary during the past year. He highlighted the club's achievements and successful projects, including fundraising events for local charities, educational scholarships, and community service initiatives.

In his farewell speech, Mr Lövgreen also thanked the club members for their dedication and hard work, which had contributed to the success of the Rotary Club. He expressed his confidence in the incoming President, Mr Stuart Hobson and wished him well in leading the club towards even greater accomplishments. Stuart expressed his gratitude for being chosen as the new President of Ramsbottom Rotary. He acknowledged the responsibility that came with the position and pledged to continue the club's legacy of service and community involvement. 

He outlined his vision for the upcoming year, which included expanding the club's membership, initiating new community projects, and fostering partnerships with local businesses and organizations. He also emphasized the importance of collaboration and teamwork in achieving the club's goals.

The ceremony concluded with the official handover of the Chain of Office from Mr Jon Lovgreen to Mr Stuart Hobson symbolizing the transfer of leadership. The members of Ramsbottom Rotary applauded their new President and expressed their support for his upcoming tenure.

Young Chef 

Young Chef is a regional competition, we have lots of high schools taking part every year. This year we had about twenty schools involved, the school provides the students & the premises & we judge the students work. The competition this year had two semi-finals and a grand final. The winner this year receives a period of work experience at the Worsley Marriot Hotel, a famous chefs book, a uniform and whilst all that is going on the parents are treated to a slap-up meal in the restaurant.  

If you would like your School to enter please email ramsbottomrotary@gmail.com

The entrants have to choose a two-course healthy meal for two people, provide their own recipes & ingredients, cook and present the food on their table all in one and half hours.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 6.00pm for 6.15pm

(We meet on 1st & 3rd week of the month. Nick Hitchen takes the apologies for members & is also the person who will book you in if you would like to join us. You would be made most welcome.) 319 Manchester Rd.
BL9 5NA  01706 822476

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