The Annual Steam Rally returned on 3rd and 4th June 2022 after a break of three years due to lockdown. The Rally is the main source of funds for the Rotary Club to donate to worthy causes via it's Charity the Abergavenny Rotary CIO.



(Registered Charity Number – 1190919 


Abergavenny Rotary Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) was founded on 18th August 2020 by the Rotary Club of Abergavenny and Registered with the Charity Commission. 


The objects of the CIO are: The relief of the poor and needy in Abergavenny and surrounding areas, any other parts of the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the world, or such other charitable purpose as the members of the CIO shall in duly constituted meeting direct. 


The Trustees of the CIO are ex-officio officers of the Club, namely the current year’s President, the President Elect, the Treasurer, and the Secretary. All members of the Rotary Club of Abergavenny are members of the CIO. 


The CIO’s main source of funding is the Annual Abergavenny Steam Rally. The CIO delegates the planning, organising, and running of the Rally to a Committee which is led by the Steam Rally Organiser, David Hassall. The Committee is made up of CIO members and other volunteers.


The Rotary Club of Abergavenny also helps local clubs, schools and societies raise their own funds by running an annual "Swimathon" at the Abergavenny Leisure Centre.  Up to 32 teams of swimmers compete (four teams at a time) to see which team can swim the most lengths in relay in an hour. Money is raised through sponsorship.

Monmouth Community Draw

The Club also participates in the annual Monmouth Community Draw which is organised by Monmouth Rotary Club in conjunction with Chepstow Rotary and Abergavenny Rotary Clubs. The idea is that the three Rotary Clubs put up the prize money and tickets are distributed to local clubs, schools and societies who then sell their allocated tickets and get to keep the money from the sale of the tickets. Tickets are distributed in May and the Draw takes places at the Monmouth Raft Race each year at the beginning of September. In 2021 the first and third prizes were won by tickets sold by the Abergavenny Borough Band. In 2022 Llantilio Pertholey Primary School raised £750 from the sale of Draw tickets and the third prize of £75 was won by one of these ticket holders. 

Fundraising sub-pages:

Abergavenny Swimathon November 2023

more Abergavenny Rotary Club organises another well supported Swimathon in Abergavenny this November

Abergavenny Steam Rally 28/29 May 2023

more The Abergavenny Steam Rally returned for the second year running following lockdown. We were blessed with some wonderful weather which brought out the crowds and we had a record year in all respects.

Treorchy Male Choir - Saturday 29 July 2023 in St Mary's Priory Church Abergavenny

more We had a very memorable evening at St Mary's Priory Church with Treorchy Male Choir performing in front of a capacity audience of 300 people raising £3,000 for our Ukraine Appeal. A truly magnificent achievement!

Abergavenny Steam Rally

more Event run by Abergavenny Rotary Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered Charity Number 1190919.

Abergavenny Steam Rally

more Abergavenny Steam Rally at Bailey Park, Abergavenny. [This event is run by Abergavenny Rotary Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered Charity No. 1190919]. For further information, go to

Rotary Club Swimathon

more Well done to the Rotary Team at this years Swimathon. Over 30 teams compete for the Swimathon shields and raise lots of money for Rotary and other great causes in our town. A huge thank you to all who entered, and to the Rotarians who organise and marshal


more Annual Swimathon at the Abergavenny Leisure Centre from 9am to 5pm.


more Abergavenny Leisure Centre

Swimathon 2010


One of the Steam traction engines at the Steam Rally

Abergavenny Steam Rally 2012

more Abergavenny Steam Rally 2012.

Abergavenny Steam Rally 2011

more Abergavenny Steam Rally held in Bailey Park, Abergavenny on Sunday 29th May and Monday 30th May 2011.

Abergavenny Steam Rally 2008

more Abergavenny Steam Rally held (in continuous pouring rain!) in Bailey Park, Abergavenny on Sunday 25th May and Monday 26th May 2008.

Abergavenny Steam Rally 2006

more Abergavenny Steam Rally held in Bailey Park, Abergavenny on Sunday 28th May and Monday 29th May 2006.

Abergavenny Steam Rally 2007

more Abergavenny Steam Rally held in Bailey Park, Abergavenny on Sunday 27th May and Monday 28th May 2007.

Steam Rally Echuca (Australia)

more Pictures from the Echuca Moama Steam Rally in Australia which is run each year to raise funds for distribution to good causes by The Rotary Club of Echuca Moama (which is twinned with the Rotary Club of Abergavenny).