Chorley October Beer Festival 2017 organised by Chorley Astley Rotary Club. Beer festival in Chorley, Lancashire. October 19th, 20th & 21st 2017.

The Club is supported by an enthusiastic Inner Wheel Club which is very much a part of our fraternity and gives much valued assistance in helping out with our various fund raising initiatives.

Chorley Astley is keen to support Rotary District 1190 projects and for several years our club regularly supports The Calvert Trust, RYLA, RYPEN, Youth Speaks, Technology Tournaments and the Young Writer/Photographer/Chef competitions.  The Club values the Paul Harris Fellowship Award and to date fifteen members and four non-Rotarians have been honoured for services to Rotary and the local community respectively.

International service is diverse.  Each year around a group of members make a visit to a foreign Club, usually in Europe.  We host GSE  teams and each year we provide several hundred Rotary shoe-boxes for filling by local school pupils and community organisations.  The Club plays a key role in sorting and packing many thousands of filled shoe-boxes in the warehouse of International Aid Trust and has received a Presidential Citation for that work.  Whenever and wherever disaster or famine strikes, the Club invariably responds with emergency aid such as Shelter Boxes, Aquaboxes or financial grants.

Members give service in the local community in several ways and are involved with other voluntary organisations.  Club members are often found marshaling and assisting at community events in the streets of Chorley.  Each year a needy family is provided with a holiday in Blackpool.  Several local organisations are actively supported including Derian House, The Legacy Rainbow House, St Catherine’s Hospice and The Chorley Silver Band.  Local youngsters are chosen to benefit from our Youth Services programme, and good relationships are established with the Chorley schools.  The Club has recently established a Rotakids Club based at one of the local primary schools.

Fundraising is achieved through several events spaced through the Rotary year.  Important projects are the Santa’s Sleigh at Christmastime and a grand ‘Oktober Bierfest’ which will be repeated over the three days 19th, 20th, 21st October 2017.

These events and activities are an important stimulus to the ethos of warm fellowship which exists between members.  New members are always welcome and if you feel that you would like to learn more about Rotary and it’s work, or enquire about membership please visit


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The Rotary Club of Chorley was founded in 1981.  The Club is led by President Colin Evans and presently has 43 members on roll including 14 founder members.

The Club meets at 7.30 pm each Monday at the Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard.  Members enjoy a pleasant meal together usually followed by a visiting speaker.  Fellowship is at the heart of the Club and this does much to ensure our 80% average weekly attendance.  Members play golf together, tramp the hills, enjoy theatre and cricket trips, visit other clubs, compete in the District Quiz, give service to the community and work on Rotary projects to raise funds for charity.

October 19th, 20th & 21st Beer Festival Chorley 2017 organised by Chorley Astley Rotary Club. When & where to find exotic real ale, lagers and ciders in Lancashire.