Photo of a formal dinner dance Photo of a Christmas party Photo of a classic car Photo of a cheque being presented Photo of a gift stall Photo of a summer barbeque

Coronavirus Notice

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic it has been decided to suspend meetings of the club. This has been done following advice from the government regarding social gatherings and with regard to the health of our members. No one knows how long this will last but meetings will start again as soon as it is safe to do so.

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.

Helping Charities

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 up to 70 vehicles gathering for a run through the lovely Yorkshire countryside to iconic venues for prize-giving. Other fund raising events have included a Christmas grotto and stalls, parties, barbeques and formal dinners.

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

Image of classic cars at Theakeston's breweryThe 2019 Charity Car Rally took place on Sunday 22nd September. It began with breakfast at The Star, Roberttown followed with a run through beautiful countryside into North Yorkshire finishing at Theakeston's visitor centre in Masham.

See the photographs

The winning raffle ticket numbers that were drawn on the day are:
364, 491, 331, 147, 461, 252, 500, 205, 441, 454, 270, 370, 82, 450, 360, 292

It is planned to hold the rally in 2020 on Sunday 27th September. For further information contact
Mike on 01274 865928 or email
Derek on 01484 713678 or email

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