A look at the clubs Community activity.

The Rotary concept “We are for Communities” is at the heart of The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge. Our members are dedicated to helping the local community through fund raising, marshalling, financial help or simply “hands on” support or activity.

Throughout the coming year we are planning to carry out a huge range of activities and projects each one aimed at improving and helping the local community and its residents.

The activities we have planned for this coming year are wide ranging from: Rucksacks4Homeless, Marshalling at the annual Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Weekend, Remembrance Services, School quiz, supporting Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) to fund raising for local charities.


We have raised over £20,000 to equip over 450 rucksacks4Homeless, these rucksacks contain sleeping bag, Bivvy bag, sleeping mat, flask, hat,scarf, waterproof gloves , socks and hygiene poack.  These rucksacks are delivered to the homeless person by the local homeless organisations.  One homeless person reported "this rucksack probably save my life"  


We will be carrying out Bucket Collections at local supermarkets supporting a number of causes such as local and national disasters,  Polio, British Legion and many more. In addition we will be holding many smaller fundraising activities such as Treasure Hunt, Quiz Nights and a number of social activities.

Sowerby Bridge is known locally as the "Heart Safe Town" through our previous project when we raised funds to purchase and install 14 public accessible defibrialltors and cabinets in Sowerby Bridge and surrounding area. 

We have still help other organisations to install a public accessible defibrillator such as Warley and Crow Wood Park.

We also have the Big Get Together in Crow Wood Park.

This is only a small insight to the work we as a Club do for the local Community. Over and above all this we have fun and friendship in helping to make our local community a better place to live

Rotary Sowerby Bridge

Community sub-pages:

Robotic Cats

more Therapy Cats for people with dementia

Previous projects within the community

more Here's just some highlights of what we have done over the years to support the local community

Remembrance Day Parade

more The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge help to marshal the Remembrance Day Parade in Ripponden

The Rush Cart Procession

Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing

more We are happy to help marshal the annual Sowerby Bridge Rush Bearing procession.

Business Network

more The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge has launched a Business Network in the town with funding from the local council


more We are authorised by the Royal British Legion to distribute poppies for Remembrance.

Rucksack appeal

more Please support our homeless rucksack appeal and lets provide every homeless person in Calderdale with a rucksack with the contents to survive rough sleeping in Winter.


more The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge - Makes Sowerby Bridge "A heart safe town" to live and visit.

1st Heptonstall Brownies with their collected shoeboxes.

Fantastic Response to the Shoebox Appeal

more The Rotary Clubs of the Calder Valley join together at Christmas to collect shoeboxes filled by people in the community with items for distribution to the less fortunate.