Eden House Hospice

On June 10, 2008 three Rotarians (Stuart Ross, Brian Hewitt and Richard Attenborough) drove to Carlisle and met Katrina Sander of the Eden House Hospice for Children and presented a cheque for £1000 to help the hospice to contine its superb work with children with incurable and/or life threatening illnesses.


After presenting the cheque, we were shown around the hospice by Katrina and met several staff. We also had the opportunity to see the rooms which the patients have during their stays. The whole atmosphere at Eden House (formerly Eden Valley) Hospice was one of calm and friendliness. We saw the special hoists to transfer the children to their own bathroom, a sensory room and a dedicated IT room where they can keep in touch with friends by email.  

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The Gala starts with the children's procession headed by the Kookaburra Drummers

In 2018, we offered to help the organisers of Langdale Gala on July 1st by acting as Gatekeepers and collecting £5 per adult as pedestrians and cars arrived on the field.

A joint meeting of Ambleside and Carnforth

On Aug 30, 2018 fifteen of our members and partners attended the weekly meeting of the Carnforth Rotary Club,

President Brian James (R) hands over to President Richard Attenborough (L)

Each year towards the end of June the outgoing President will "handover" to the new, incoming President

The welcoming display in the church porch

In late May 2018, St. Mary's Parish Church was the setting for a community based flower festival. 23 local organisations were invited to mount a floral display with their organisation as the theme. Ambleside Rotary used blue to link to End Polio Now.


Our annual coffee morning for local people aged 60+

Stuart Ross, Brian James and Graham Harrison pose by

With the "normal" lack of trains on the Windermere to Oxenholme Branch line in recent weeks, West Coast Railways have laid on a FREE heritage diesel train. Too good an opportunity to turn down for a Lad's Day Out!

Why not become a Friend of Rotary?

The Rotary Club of Ambleside is looking for "Friends" who would like to help out occasionally but cannot commit to becoming a full member of Rotary.