Hebden Bridge Rotary Members are available where possible, to assist other relief agencies and indeed individual flood victims
with form filling, transport, or just someone to talk to.
Following the devastating floods that hit the upper Calder Valley on Boxing Day 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.
Because of previous flooding many people in the valley were unable to obtain insurance or had impossibly high excesses
on their policies. Many of these people lost everything and are starting from scratch to rebuild and reequip their homes
and businesses. In the coming weeks and months ahead the club will pay particular attention to helping these people,
organisations and small businesses as well as supporting the community with our regular events like the Duck Race,
the Boundary Walk and the Vintage Weekend.
We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from across the country; 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.
About The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge
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.
Registration for the 2016 Vintage Weekend is now open. Full details of the various options can be found here
The 2015 results can be found here
A photo album of the 2015 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:
Duckmania will return to Hebden Bridge on Easter Monday, 28th March,for the 17th 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, live 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 victims of the recent devastating floods that swept
through the Calder Valley on Boxing day.
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2016 and to help mark this
very important milestone our 2016 Boundary walk will be held in partnership with CVSRT who are organising a Team Challenge
event for young people. The Teen Team Challenge has its own page on this website →.
The Boundary walk is a spectacular, way marked, walk through some of the most beautiful country in the South Pennines,
with options for both the serious walker and, shorter, stand alone sections for the leisure rambler and families.
For more information please visit the Boundary Walk page →