Community Events

Previous events in the community


The Rotary Club of Swadlincote is dedicated towards community projects, from the Festival of Transport, to raising money for charities such as the Royal British Legion and Marrie Currie.

Poppy Appeal

The Rotary Club of Swadlincote every year raises money for the Royal British Legion. we do this just before the 11th November. We also place reefs on the memorial gates at Eureka park. This year President Kim had the honour of placing the reef on the memorial gates to remebered those who fell to war 100 years ago. 

 Festival of Transport 

This is an annual event and co-organised between us and the Box Motor Club. For more information about this year's Festival of Transport, click here.

Barn Dance 

This year, the Rotary Club of Swadlincote held the First Barn Dance at Blackfordby Village Hall, we had a raffle and an enjoyable time dancing to the country dances and having a ploughmans. 

Marrie Curie 

We Fundraise once a year for the Charity Marrie Curie at Sainsbury's in the same way as Royal British Legion.

Litter picks

We are also known to do litter picks in areas such as the Delph and Woodville.

Sounds Christmas

This is an concert organised every year featuring the Greseley Band and Greseley Youth Band. These feature a mix of classic Christmas carols and classical music with mince pies served at the end. it is held at Greseley Old Hall. 

Sounds Summer 

This was first held last year at Granville School featuring the Greseley Youth Band.


At Christmas, we do:

  • Santa's Grotto: Light switch on and Subsequent Saturday 
  • Santa's Sleigh: We do this at Sainsbury's, Morrsions and McDonalds. 
  • Santa at the Megamarket: this year we participated in the Megamarket with Santa making an appearence. 
  • Santa's visits to Tesco's, Woodville
  • Santa's visits to varied primary schools. 

Pictures taken by members of the Rotary Club of Swadlincote

Community Events sub-pages:

Festival of Transport 2020

more Festival of Transport Pictures from past years

Barn Dance

more The Second year of The Rotary Club of Swadlincote Barn Dance.

Marie Curie Donations 2014

more Marie Curie Donations 2014

Rotary Sounds Summer Event 2014

more Rotary Sounds Summer Event 2014

Festival of Transport 2014

more Festival of Transport 2014

Kids Out 2014

more Kids Out 2014.

Gill and Ted`s BBQ Extravaganza 2014

more Gill and Ted`s BBQ Extravaganza 2014

Charity Tea Party

more Charity Tea Party

Festival of Leisure 2014

more Festival of Leisure 2014

Barn Dance

more Barn Dance

Seniors Out

more Seniors Out

Poppy Appeal 2014

more Poppy Appeal 2014

Sounds Christmas 2014

more Sounds Christmas 2014

Childrens Home Project

more Children's Home Project for a local residential home

Remembrance Sunday Tribute - 2014

more Remembrance Sunday Tribute

Santa at HSBC 2014

more Santa at HSBC 2014

Festival of Transport Check Presentation

more The Presentation evening for the Festival of Transport on the 16th June 2015.

Festival of Leisure

more Rotary's Contribution to the Festival of Leisure in Maurice Lee Park

Summer Sounds

more Summer Sounds

Kids Out 2015

more Kids out 2015

Marie Curie Collection 2015

more Marie Curie Collection 2015

Charity Certificate from Marie Curie

more Charity Certificate from Marie Curie