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Rotary Club of Glossop - 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.

The 2017 Glossop Jog

2017 Glossop Jog


2018 Car Boot Sales


Community Service Grants applications

Glossop Rotary Club Grants information and application forms


Glossop Jog - St. James Primary School

Isaac Hennessy, Lola Taylor, President Karen Rigg and Luca Hennessy


Reaching out- to those in need

Our Christmas 2017 club project


About us

Welcome from President Karen 

My name is Karen Rigg and I am the first female president of Glossop Rotary Club in its 80 year history. The world is changing and we are changing with it. 

I am an ‘incomer’, having lived in Glossop with my husband, Ian, for just 18 years. I joined Glossop Rotary Club five years ago. Since then I have met a lot of great people and made some good friends in my community. 

Glossop club’s theme for this year is ‘In Glossop and Reaching Out’. 

The Club works to make a positive difference to people living in and around Glossopdale. This ranges from giving small grants to local groups and charities and supporting them in making the links they need to thrive, to the established groups that we support through the Rotary Glossop Jog. Reaching out further we have raised funds to support the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing and this year will support the Winnie Mabaso Foundation, giving love and support to children in South Africa. 

Glossop Rotary Club is proud to be part of Rotary International, the organisation that has nearly succeeded in eradicating Polio from the world. Watch out for our ‘Purple for Polio’ crocus displays appearing in Howard Park and other venues in the spring. 

Above all we are a friendly and welcoming club, we have fun.

We have a club Flickr page with lots of pictures from our actvities. Please click here to see our activities.

'We also have a Club Facebook page which is updated weekly and where you can follow our news items - what we have done, are doing and plan to do.  Click the link here to view and see what we're up to. 

If you would like to come and try us out we would love to hear from you.Why not give our secretary, Roger Gibson, a call on (01457) 859171 or email at gibsonrh@aol.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes. 


We have a "˜Donate Button"™ below through which you can still make personal donations to our Trust Fund Account, and which is used to make our the donations to the local, National and Global Charities which we support.


The Glossop Santa Dash’ coming to you in December 2018.  Keep watching our Face Book and Web pages for more details.


Paul Harris Fellowship Award

At the 2015 Charter Evening, the highest award the Club can bestow, the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award, was presented to fellow Rotarian Bill Mitchell for his exceptional services working to help relieve poverty in Africa through a little known Charity "“ "˜Tools for Self Reliance"™.

For 17 years Bill quietly, unassumingly and selflessly collected unwanted tools donated by local (and not so local) people, for refurbishment and onward transport to African Countries, to help people in those countries, build sustainable livelihoods, bring about effective and sustainable change to trades people and their communities, so helping to reduce poverty.

This was a fantastic achievement by Bill, and the award a great recognition for Bill and of his work

Sadly, Bill recently lost his battle against Cancer "“ a great loss to the Club, to his family and of his Charity work.

However, the work which Bill began in Glossop for "˜Tools for Self Reliance"™ will continue "“ a fine and fitting legacy by which to remember Bill.

Please note the new telephone contact number on the poster below and if you do have any unwanted tools to donate, please contact us.

Meeting arrangements

The club meets every Wednesday evening at the Windy Harbour hotel in Glossop which overlooks the reservoirs in the Longdendale valley. The evening normally consists of a meal and then after the formal business is completed there is usually a speaker. Guests are most welcome to join us. All bookings to the Attendance Secretary John Simpson by 17.45 on the Tuesday prior to the meeting, (01457) 864658 or 07787 938517 or email  to jkksimpson@gmail.com 

Updated 4/2/18 by SK

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Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 1930
Windy Harbour Farm Hotel, Woodhead Road, Glossop, SK13 7QE  01457 853107

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