Sponsorship will help to fund prizes and set-up costs and allow us to donate more of the money raised to worthy causes.
Click on ‘Details’ for further information.

We are approaching local businesses to see whether any would be able to sponsor our virtual Duck Race fundraising event to be held 1-4 August 2024.  Ducks will be going on sale at the beginning of June.


As Rotary, we aim to support the local community, as well as international projects, and launched our Pitch4Pounds initiative this year where we invest money into worthy local community groups and charities.  These groups can apply for funding and are invited to attend a Rotary meeting to pitch for money to help with  projects etc.  Money raised through our community events such as the annual Christmas collections, the Virtual Duck Race 2024 and ‘Dance! Dance! Dance!’ - a music night planned for 14 September, help to fund our P4P initiative as well as other charities and worthy causes including St Catherine’s Hospice, Leyland Barracudas and Heartbeat.


The Duck Race is being supported by Emma Kenny (TV psychologist, broadcaster and presenter) who will be publicising it on her social media.  She was born in Bury and still lives there. Her father committed suicide a couple of years ago so we are also supporting a mental health charity for this event, yet to be decided.


Her support means that the duck race will not just be a local event and will gain a lot of publicity nationally.


Your sponsorship, which will help to fund prizes and set-up costs, will allow us to donate more of the money raised to worthy causes.  We are hoping to have five prizes including cash/vouchers.


We would publicise your involvement on our website, Emma Kenny’s social media and in our promotional material.

You probably receive many requests for support.  Hopefully you will be aware of Rotary and all the excellent work it does by supporting people locally, nationally and globally. 


We do hope that we can partner with you for our Virtual Duck Race 2024. 


Leyland Rotary Duck Race sponsored by ...


If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email on or, if you prefer, click the ‘Contact’ button and select ‘Sponsorship’ or ‘Duck Race’ link. .

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Duck on The Avon

Our virtual Duck Race is back, so let's have some fun. Between now and the end of June 2024 we'd like to see what your duck has been up to! Read on for further details.


We handed out lots of free books to children at Leyland Festival on 15 June.


Sponsorship will help to fund prizes and set-up costs and allow us to donate more of the money raised to worthy causes. Click on ‘Details’ for further information.

P4P image

Are you a local charity/community group looking for support for a project? Are you located within the PR25 or PR26 postcode area? Then read on! CLOSING DATE - 30 SEPTEMBER 2024.

Meeting of mascots at Heartbeat

The first Pitch4Pounds awards have been made to Leyland Barracudas, Heartbeat, Drumming for Dementia, Leyland SEN Disco, and Leyland Dementia Music and Memories. Each of these organisations is doing valuable work in our community.

President Jim

At the start of his presidential year, Rotarian Jim Costello outlined his hopes that in our 70th year we in Leyland Rotary will be able to expand our involvement with the local community.

Leyland Rotary Virtual Duck Race 2021

These are some of the local projects we are involved in.


A sample of some of the national programmes/organisations we support.


As part of an international organisation, Leyland Rotary supports the following: