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 Marshalling at the annual Halifax Agricultural Show and Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Weekend, Remembrance Services, Ripponden Gala and Navigation Walk to fund raising for local charities and free Blood Pressure days held during Stroke Awareness Week.

We will be carrying out Bucket Collections at local supermarkets supporting a number of causes such as local and national disasters, Defibrillator Appeal, Army Benevolent Fund, Help for Heroes, Polio, Red Cross and many more. In addition we will be holding many smaller fundraising activities such as Lunches, Treasure Hunt, Quiz Nights and a number of social activities.

Previously we have held a Tree of Lights project to raise funds for cabinets and defibrillators to be installed in the local Community - we have 16 now in the local community.

Christmas time sees a great deal of fun and pleasure through the annual Santa Sleigh, Father Christmas brings much joy and pleasure to young and old alike whilst raising much needed funds for a local charity.

Another of our major projects which is held in May Bank holiday weekend is the Annual Classic Motorcycle and Scooter Show.  This is an exciting event and one not to be missed. The income raised from this event is used for local causes and charities which the Club supports.

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

Richard Greenwood

Community Convener

Community sub-pages:

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.

Robotic Cats

more Therapy Cats for people with dementia

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.