Rotary Club of Market Harborough - welcome! The town club was formed in 1958 and members have been serving the community ever since.

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The Lost Words book project

The Lost Words book project

This wonderful book presented to primary schools


About us

Located in the picturesque market town of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England we are a thriving and friendly Rotary Club started in 1958. We 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 serve our community in many ways.

We also support International Charities either individually or through Rotary Foundation.

Our club is very “hands on“when it comes to help in the community. We assist local school students with their career development through our “Mock Interview” programme and other youth opportunities. 

Click on "What we do" above to find out more about us.


Our major annual fund-raiser is the Rotary SwiMarathon.


In 2011 we held our first SwiMarathon, a community fundraising event held at the Harborough Leisure Centre. This has been a fantastic success, raising enough money for us to be able to give a total of almost £100,000 to good causes between 2011 - 2024. 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. 

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The 2024 Swimarathon was a huge success when 32 teams with 186 swimmers swam 4008 lengths which is nearly 100km.


The dates for 2025 SwiMarathon are Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd.









Happening soon...

Mon, Jul 29th 2024 6:00 pm

Club Council / Business Meeting at *MH Golf Club

First opportunity for ALL members to contribute to decisions on club activities. Grace Hilary Hearnshaw


Mon, Aug 5th 2024 6:00 pm

Speaker Meeting - Rtn David Howard at MH Golf Club

David is a trustee of the Sir Thomas White charity which offers loans to local young entrepreneurs. * at MH Golf Club. GRACE Ilias Spyropoulos, VoT John Tillotson.


Mon, Aug 19th 2024 6:00 pm

Club Council and Business Meeting

Discussion of club matters. Welcomer and Grace - Paulene Bosworth

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 Royalist
29 Western Avenue
Market Harborough
LE16 9PL  01858 463143

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