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We have a full programme of events on this year and look forward to seeing you

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About the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge is part of Rotary International, a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Since 2007,  The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge has given grants of nearly £470K to charities, community projects and good causes.

Three quarters of these funds have gone to our local community where we have supported schools, community centres, sports and arts clubs, youth theatre groups, health support groups, hospices, youth and disadvantage children’s activities, facilities for the elderly, flood relief, the manufacture of COVID-19 PPE and much, much more.

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Recent grants

Ask The Question received a £650 grant to go towards technical equipment for its students.  Ask The Question provides one-to-one tuition and mentorship to children and teenagers in Calderdale who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, in particular those who have suffered as a result of abuse, neglect and trauma.

To read more click here.

Our main events

Funds for grants and other activities come mainly from our two large annual events, the Duck Race and the Vintage Weekend.  These are fun days out for all the family.

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Vintage Weekend

Preparations for the 2022 Vintage Weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2022 are progressing well

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Easter Monday Duck Race

After the COVID lock downs the 2022 event was back in the river!

It was a splendid day out for visitors and local residents alike with everyone having fun and cheering on the ducks.

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Who we support on a regular basis

Shelter Box

Shelter Boxes

By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we are transforming despair into hope.  We want to see a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster.

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The Stroke Association (2021-01-14)

Know Your Blood Pressure

For every 10 people diagnosed with high blood pressure, seven remain undiagnosed and untreated – that is more than 5.5 million people in England alone.  Via Know Your Blood Pressure events, the Stroke Association is able to reach those at the highest risk.

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Shoe Boxes (2021-01-14)

Shoe Box Scheme

Spreading a little happiness to disadvantaged children and adults in Eastern Europe.

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Kids Out (2021-01-14)

Kids Out

Every June, the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland together with KidsOut take over 25,000 disadvantaged children on a fun day out. The children visit the seaside, theme parks, adventure playgrounds and zoos, giving them all wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Technology Tourament (2021-01-14)

Technology Tournament

Technology Tournaments inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and put their STEM skills to the test.

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Boundary Walk (2021-01-14)

Boundary Walk – A Grand Day Out

Given everyone could do with a breath of fresh air, we are looking at organising some supported walks around Hebden Bridge.  More details later.

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Light Up The Valley

Bringing winter light and fun across the Hebden Royd towns and hill side villages!  A real community event helping with recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions.

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About Hebden Bridge


Eight miles west of Halifax, Hebden Bridge nestles in the Upper Calder Valley, part of the South Pennines.  It has an enviable reputation as “the town with great little shops”.


Visitors to Hebden Bridge come to sample everything from organic cafes with a Bohemian atmosphere to traditional local pubs serving real ale.  Delis, gift shops, local bakers, butchers, exotic food – the town has it all with over 150 mainly independent shops as well as its numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, theatre, one of Britain’s best small music venues, an independent cinema and, of course, the many festivals and organised events.


Hebden Bridge truly lives up to its cool, liberal, artistic and creative credentials.