About us

Located in the picturesque market town of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England we are a thriving and friendly Rotary Club which welcomes visitors from all over the world. We are proud of our club and the contributions Rotary makes to communities both locally and abroad by living up to its motto "Service above Self".

We are a group of local men and women who work together to make other people's lives better. We do this as one branch of the world-wide family of Rotary with over 1.2 million members. We work in an atmosphere of dedicated service, coupled with fun and fellowship to the highest ethical standards.

In 2011 we held our first SwiMarathon, a community fundraising event held at the Harborough Leisure Centre. This was a fantastic success raising enough money for us to be able to give a total of almost £70,000 to good causes between 2011 - 2019. It is not an endurance swim, rather a fun team activity, for all ages, where each team swims relay style in one lane of the pool for just one hour, getting sponsorship for doing it. 


The 2020 Swimarathon was a huge success with with 42 teams comprising 186 swimmers swam 5008 lengths which is nearly 125km.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part and to our business sponsors, without whom we couldn't put the event on:-

Brooke House College, Dunham's Jewellers, Dunleavy's hairdressers, ET Peirson, Everyone Active Leisure Centre, Harborough FM, Harborough Mail, Lexington's Heating Engineers, Mayday Finance, Mistry's Pharmacy, PJD design and print, Specsavers, J Stamp and sons, Stephen Sanderson Transport, Taylor Wimpey, Tim Thornton Jewellers, Wade's Glass, Walker Forestry Conservation, Wilkinson Goldsmith, Wingates Galleries.

TO APPLY FOR A GRANT for a local good cause or Charity email Carole at carolebaldam50@gmail.com. 

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A GRANT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 1 SEPTEMBER 2020.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 6:30 pm

Speaker meeting


We are fortunate to have been able to get as our speaker this evening the District Governor of 1070, Peter Berry. I’m sure you will wish to attend and hear his vision for 1070. There should be ample time for questions.

Mon, Nov 16th 2020 6:30 pm

Speaker Meeting


Mike Storr of the Rotary Club of Carlton Tells us about the Music Hall laughter makers.

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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors


Putting the wheels in motion to end polio



Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 6.00pm for 6.15pm
(These meeting details apply to the traditional group. For detail of the Market Harborough Rotary Club 'Inspire' group meetings see ..... )
The Waterfront, Union Wharf, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.


LE16 7UW  01858 434702

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