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Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle (founded in 1940), serving Teesdale. (RI No. 18829)


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle is part of Rotary North East (District 1030) serving North-East England. 

Our club actively supports LOCAL CHARITIES - Please contact us.




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Barnard Castle Interact Clubs

An Interact Club is a Rotary organisation for young people which is run by the young people themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At both Teesdale School, and, since 2018 - Barnard Castle school, it is run by the students with Sixth form students taking the roles of the principal officers.  

The specific activities where the Clubs have made a difference include:

  • Supporting local community projects including the Barnard Castle food bank and filled  Rotary shoe boxes  for young people in need. 
  • Raising money for education in Peru to help the children who need basic books and learning.
  • Raising money for the Alzheimers Society ( a total of £875 in 6 months).
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Barnard Castle Rotary Club has close links with the Local Primary & Secondary Schools in the Teesdale Area.



The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle has funded a number of Shelter Boxes.  Click HERE to track the deployment of these boxes.

Click on the logo to the left to read more about Shelter Box

A shelterbox is a piece of first response kit used in many many disasters over the last twenty years or so.

Each Box is equipped with vital emergency equipment, including: a ten man tent, a stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water purification equipment, tools and even a few toys for the very young children.

Shelterbox is one of the major Rotary programmes that Barnard Castle Rotary Club supports as part of its International programme.


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Rotary always welcomes new members.

If you feel that you would like to be involved in the sort of activities mentioned above "“ Rotary operates on a local, national and international scale "“ why not come to one of our weekly meetings at The Redwell Inn? Phone our secretary, Tony Barmby on 01833 630812 and you will be made most welcome.

 Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.


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 What is Rotary?

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. 

Thanks to Ron Duxbury for this link which takes you to an archive of issues of the ROTARIAN back to 1910 !


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Dave Thomas - Guide Dogs - Host Ross Law

Tuesday 23rd October 18.30

Dave Thomas - Guide Dogs - Host Ross Law


Sunday 28th October 15.00

Fashion Through the Ages

A fundraiser, organised by Barnard Castle School's Interact Club, in aid of Barnardo's, the UK's largest children's charity.
Enjoy afternoon tea while watching a fashion show that will explore clothes design through the ages.

Blood Bikes  - Host Michael Hanby

Tuesday 30th October 18.30

Blood Bikes - Host Michael Hanby

Northumbria Blood Bikes is a registered charity established by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and other healthcare sites in North East.

Business meeting

Tuesday 6th November 18.30

Business meeting

An Agenda will be circulated prior to the meeting which will give an opportunity to identify matters that they wish to have discussed.

Tuesday 13th November 18.30

Visit of DG Stewart Atkin - Host Ann Barmby


Wednesday 14th November 09.30

Mock Job Interviews - Barnard Castle School


District Council - Newcastle

Thursday 15th November 18.00 - 21.00 Wednesday 15th August

District Council - Newcastle


Rotary Young Musician Competition  2018-19

Sunday 18th November 10.00

Rotary Young Musician Competition 2018-19

Annual Rotary Young Musician Competition held at Barnard Castle School

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Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
The Redwell Inn
Harmire Road,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
DL12 8QJ  01833 637002

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