Every little helps

Wed, Mar 1st 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Yorkits team help yet more female pupils attend school without a break

Ethungweni pupils with their welcome kits

Two years ago because of our productive links with the Bambisanani project in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa Aireborough's Yorkits team decided to provide sanitary hygiene kits to pupils who could not attend school during their periods.

The enthusiastic group led by Janet Kerr and Bagshur Rani, made up of Rotarians, wives and partners of Rotarians, Friends of Rotary and supporters were delighted to hear that 75 kits had been flown out by staff at St. Mary's, Menston to vulnerable pupils in two secondary schools new to us.  Not only was a picture of the grateful girls received but also a video of the class teacher explaining to her pupils how to look after their precious kits.

News is regularly received of how Mary's Room, housing the computer suite the Club provided with the help of a District grant has made a tremendous difference to pupil's results and expectations. Provision of these kits is just another way of helping these ambitious pupils take another step towards now attainable goals.

Picture shows pupils at Ethungweni Secondary School expressing their gratitude in lively fashion

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Apres lockdown - Kirkstall Abbey for coffee

The Rotary Club of Aireborough owes a great debt to the fine efforts of this committee. Traditionally recruitment begins via personal contact with a member and with meetings now held on both Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday evening there are more options.

Start of the Leeds to Paris walk for Zarach

This Committee ensures meetings run smoothly, arranges events both fund-raising and social, seeks ways to publicise activities and maintains the website. Reports on activities follow below, although they will often feature on the homepage.


This committee organises community events some yearly including Dictionaries4 Life, Easter Egg Hunt, Jakethon and Kids Out as well as the Social Interactive Quiz. It also supports the Friends of Guiseley Cemetery and the Beer Festival.

Helping Billy Gregsonachieve his dream

This committee covers activities relating to schools, Rotary competitions and individuals in this age group seeking support

These items produced by the  Days for Girls team will soon be benefiting Kwa Zulu Natal pupils

This Committee supports activities financially and through hands-on help, with Aquaboxes for disaster areas, micro-loans for budding entrepreneurs, partnering the Bambisanani project and providing menstrual care kits for pupils.


Foundation is Rotary's own charity and close to home funds the Peace Department at Bradford University and in previous years helped many Global grant Scholars including Mark Maccuzzo and Kayono Nakajima to study in Leeds and be hosted by our Club.

International Litter Picking Day takes place in Yeadon for Aireborough Rotary

This is a new category of service activity supported by global grants beginning on 1 July 2021


The Thursday group initially the Nomads began as a satellite group meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Horsforth Golf Club between 6.00 and 8.00 p.m. on an informal 'drop-in'basis. Periodically other venues are also explored.

But life suddenly changed under lockdown

Tuesday lunchtimes was the only weekly meeting when the Club began in 1953 originally meeting at the then Yeadon Airport. Since then as times have changed so have the venues but we are now firmly ensconced at Horsforth Golf Club