The club is an active service club based around the South Pennine
market town of Hebden Bridge in the upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. Within its area are
the villages of Mytholmroyd, Heptonstall, Colden, Cragg Vale, Midgley, Blackshaw Head and Luddenden,
as well as numerous small settlements in the Calder Valley between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.
Club members are committed to high ethical standards: helping others by giving freely of their time
and talents to serve communities at home and overseas.
The club was founded in 1951 and for over 60 years it has been serving the local community and beyond.
The club supports many local, national and international charities and good causes through funds raised
at a number of popular events, throughout the year.
For a personal view of the club from each past president click here
Duckmania will return to Hebden Bridge on Easter Monday, 17th April 2017, for the 18th annual Charity Duck Race
The event attracts thousands of visitors, from near & far. This is not just a Duck Race. Throughout the day there
will be a variety of entertainment, including children's rides, charity stalls, music. It's a fun day out for all the family.
We hope that, this year, people across the country will join in, buy a duck race ticket, have a bit of fun, safe in the
knowledge that they will be helping the Rotary Club support many local and national charities.
This year we have some very exciting news, we have received support from Jet2 Holidays and The Travel Centre, Mytholmroyd.
First prize for this year’s event will be a holiday provided by The Travel Centre in association with Jet2!
All the usual cash prizes will still be available: 2nd prize £300, 3rd Prize 200, 4th Prize £100 and 5th prize £50.
The Boundary walk is a spectacular, way marked, walk
through some of the most beautiful country in the South Pennines,
Online booking will be available here from January, onwards
For more information please visit the Boundary Walk page →
The 2016 results can be found here
Links to photo albums of the show can be found here
The event is a fun day out for all the family with lots for everyone to enjoy. As well as a fabulous display
of vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles, commercials, kit & replica cars and lots more, there
are craft, auto jumble and produce stalls, a wide range of on site catering, entertainment for children
and live music from a jazz band.
The show, on Calder Holmes Park, in Hebden Bridge, attracts up to 600 vehicles, covering the history
of British motoring. For more details, including entry forms, please visit the event's own, dedicated website at:
Following the devastating floods that hit the upper Calder Valley on Boxing Day 2015 the Rotary Club of
Hebden Bridge have been working on ways to help those affected by the flooding and those most in need.
Some club members have suffered personally with damage to property etc and others have been volunteering with the clean-up
in the aftermath of the disaster.
The club made an immediate response by purchasing ten, industrial quality, dehumidifiers and they have been distributed
to those in most need.
The club continues to work closely with the local community and other relief organisations to assist where possible;
we recently provided volunteers to administer the distribution of funds from the Community Foundation of Calderdale’s
Emergency Flood Fund and to assist victims of the floods with form filling and accessing available funds.
Up to July 2016 the club has made grants of over £56,000 to a variety of organisations who were affected by the floods including local community associations, Mytholmroyd Scout group & the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre. The club will continue to support victims of the flood whilst not neglecting the many local charities that regularly receive financial support from the club's Trust Fund.
We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from across the country, in response to the flooding; everything from small personal donations
to a large donation from Make a Difference Locally, the charitable arm of Nisa, the family of independent grocers, recommended
by our local convenience store in Hebden Bridge, Oasis.
Rotary clubs across the country have also offered their support and we would especially like to thank the Rotary clubs of Witney
in Oxfordshire, Royston in Hertfordshire and Leek in Staffordshire for taking the initiative to embark on some immediate fund raising on our behalf.
Throughout this website you will find links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.