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Rotary Club of Stainborough - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

What we do locally

Stainborough Rotary Club is very active in the community, supporting worthy causes such as the Barnsley Hospice, Barnsley Women's Refuge, the Exodus Project and the local Gateway Club. The Club also runs Santa's Sleigh every Christmas.


About us

We meet every Thursday at 19:30 at The Fairway, Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 4LS.  Each evening begins with a pre-ordered meal from the extensive menu, Potential new members are always very welcome and if you would like to join us for the meal please contact Joyce Pickett for more details (jdpickett008@gmail.com)

Over a £1000 raised at Mothers Day Tea Party

Stainborough Rotary Club held its annual Mothers Day Tea Party this weekend at Cawthorne village hall. Over 90 people attended and enjoyed a feast of sandwiches, cakes, scones and teas.

The event raised £1075.00 which will be split between Dementia Research and Barnsley Luminar, a charity who works with adults, children and families offering a wide range of therapeutic interventions to reduce the traumatic effects of domestic abuse.

 President Laura wishes to thank all the people who donated food, drink, time and help on the day and of course, it could never of happened without all the Mums.

Club President Laura Mackfall presenting cheques for just over £1100 to Barnsley Dementia Charity (BIADS) representatives Linda Pattison and Anne Ackers. This charity was chosen by Laura Mackfall for the club to support, in addition the club also supports national and International charities. Most of the money collected came from a christmas collection with Father Christmas at Penistone Tesco, thanks again to all who supported the club in raising this ammount

Rotarians Richard Galliford and Frank Carter sharing a moment where £2500 was raised in an auction of promises for a variety of charities. 

A further £1000 was donated by Frank in memory of his wife and this will go in support of the local international charity Ghana-Outlook whom Richard is the founding secretary.

Ghana Outlook will ensure maximum use of the generous donation. It is going to provide essential lighting at the orthopaedic centre that Ghana Outlook is currently helping. It helps to provide artificial limbs for many children. It is a wonderful charitable centre that does fantastic work and Ghana Outlook is proud to be associated with it. Ghana Outlook provided the centre with a water borehole earlier this year.

Rotarians Hilary Smith and Barbara Lee receiving the winners award for a "Outstanding contribution to Community Enterprise" from Barnsley Horizon College Principle Nick Bowen. Well done ladies.

Planting crocus bulbs with Rotakids at Birdwell Primary to 'End Polio Project'

Handover of bulbs for Community Garden, Birdwell.


Worsborough Bridge Cricket Club presentation evening.

Presentation of the Stainborough Rotary award

Horizon community College - Summer School

Who is more involved - the children or the Rotarians?

Aahh...that's how you do it!


Black tie 'do' at the RIBI National conferencee Bournmout

Supporting Hoylandswaine with their 'scartecrows'


Presentation to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

July 2016 Old Town Carnival - President Laura Mackfall (centre) with Rotarians Joyce Pickett & Norma Goodlad

Immediate Past President Angela Beckett handing over to New Club President Laura Mackfall July 2016

Construction of the Sand Dam that we have helped to fund with other Rotary clubs is coming along well (more pictures in the Photo Galleries page).

Santa in action outside Tesco in Penistone in December

Cawthorne Village Hall awaits its first guests at the Club's Festive Afternoon Tea on Sunday December 7.  85 people attended and enjoyed lovely sandwiches, cakes and mulled wine.  The club was raising funds for the Tiny Hearts appeal.  http://www.barnsleyhospitalcharity.co.uk/tinyheartsappeal

We've seen that lovely smile before ! Kay Bennett's pretty granddaughter Jorja steals the show at the Cawthorne festive tea.  She clearly takes after her Mum and Grandma.

The Rotary Christmas Tree at the historic Hoylandswaine church, decorated by our oiwn Norma Goodlad, Angela Glover and Hilary Smith.

Continuning the tree theme, this citation was sent to us from Derwentside Rotary Club in County Durham, celebrating our contribution to Rotary's flagship campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. 


A few of our young ladies at the 'Dove and Rainbow' pub in Sheffield on November 15th during a 'Historic Sheffield' walk and pub sampler led by David Greensmith.  Sheffield has mainly bland modern buildings, but some old gems are there if you look hard enough,

Drilling a vital water borehole in a remote village in rural Ghana, West Africa.  Stainborough is working with partners Ghana Outlook charity and the Rotary Club off Scarborough Cavaliers to bring the gift of precious water to a community desparately in need of it.   Water = life.

 A new school opens in Ghana, dedicated to the memory of the wonderful Joseph Achana, our local partner for our projects with Ghana Outlook.  Joe, who died in 2012 tragically early, was simply one of the most inspiring people we have ever met.  A fitting memorial; R.I.P.


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 19:30
(The club holds an 'out' meeting whenever there is a fifth Thursday in the month. For details contact the Club Secretary, Ian Whittle on 01484 3153386 or stainboroughrotary@gmail.com)
The Fairway, Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 4LS  0871 2002289

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