Serving the community - locally and wordwide.
The Rotary Club of Heckmondwike & District was formed in 1931 and has been serving the local community and getting involved in international projects ever since.
We are a small and friendly club and welcome new members who share an interest in helping others and enjoy the friendship of others. Rotary members are fun-loving and active volunteers from business and the professions who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas.
Over the last year the club has raised money for many charities including Kirkwood Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, Farm Africa, Children's Air Ambulance and many others.
The main fund raising event is our annual Classic Car Rally with over 70 vehicles gathering for a run through the lovely Yorkshire countryside and returning for the prize-giving. Other fund raising events have included a Christmas grotto and stalls, parties, barbeques and a formal dinner.
Find Out More
To find out more about our club and Rotary you can contact the secretary Mike Lister on 01274 865928 or email who will be pleased to help. You can also see more information on the R.I.B.I. website.
Classic Car Rally 2017
The club held its Annual Charity Classic Car Rally on 1st October this year. It started again at The Star Inn, Roberttown with a cooked breakfast for those taking part, then proceeded into North Yorkshire and finished at Eden Camp, near Malton. Prize giving for the winning entrants took place in one of the camp's huts with the winners being awarded trophies.
The winnning ticket numbers in this year's Charity Prize Draw in the order they were drawn are:
0234, 0266, 0689, 0118, 0177, 0317, 0055, 0287, 0170, 0542, 0294, 0476, 0209, 0154, 0050
All prizes have been claimed.
More information and photographs of the rally can be found on the Classic Car Rally page.
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Tracy Brabin M.P. Visits The Club
4 May 2017
Tracy Brabin, the member of parliament for Batley and Spen until parliament was disolved last week, visited the club today. After lunch she gave an interesting talk about how and why she bacame an M.P. and what it means to her to represent the constiuency.
She also told us of her plans to improve Heckmondwike town centre which involves creating space for community involvement. As part of this she said that she would like to see the defunct market hall turned into a theatre in the round.
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