Rotary in District 1285

District 1285 is one of the most active Rotary Districts in Britain, stretching across the Cheshire Plain north via the Manchester metropolis to Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and the Yorkshire border, east almost to the Peak District National Park and south to the Staffordshire Moorlands. Within its boundaries there are 73 local clubs with a total membership of 1790 Rotarians.

At their meetings, they plan a wide range of charitable activities designed to not only support disadvantaged members of their own local community but, on a much broader field, providing aid to areas of the world where it is most needed.

This e-newsletter aims to reflect the wide variety of events taking place in District 1285 throughout the year. To make it as complete as possible, clubs are asked to keep the editor fully informed of what they are planning, especially those novel and imaginative ideas that show the uniqueness of Rotary in promoting fellowship among its members and helping to make the world a better place for all.

In the first instance, brief details should be emailed to together with any appropriate photographs. Please don’t forget to include the name of the club, and a telephone number of the sender.

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Latest News

RC Sandbach host Macau students

For a third year, a group of ten students and two teachers from Macau visited the UK in August, hosted by the Rotary Club of Sandbach. Some time ago the Head of St Paul’s School in Macau... Read more

Rotary Young Chef....2018-2019...Here we go again!

Now the School Term has begun, clubs in Dist 1285 are invited to join our Young Chef Competition, whether for the first, or umpteenth time. Entries are now most welcome, from both our regular, and... Read more

Rotary Eccles supports the town festival

On Saturday September 8th, Rotary members were involved in the annual Eccles Festival which this year had an Arts and Crafts in the Square event. Despite heavy rain, our stall promoted the community... Read more