Sidcup Rotary Club


District 1120   RI Club No 19449

Founded 1935

The Rotary Club of Sidcup

The Rotary Club of Sidcup, in common with the town to which it owes its name, is a thriving group of friendly people who either live or work in Sidcup, Kent.

Service Above Self

Like all Rotary Clubs the world over, the Sidcup Rotary Club is founded on the principle of 'Service Above Self'. What this means in practice is that while we enjoy fellowship with our fellow members, a pleasant meal each week at our meetings and the entertainments that our regular events and excursions provide, we never lose sight of our over-riding aim: to use our skills and resources to help local, national and international projects. Many charities have benefited from the funds that the Rotary Club of Sidcup has tirelessly raised since its foundation all those years ago in 1935. Click here to see charities and organisations we have made donations to during the last year.


A Message From Our President

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I have the privilege of serving as President for this year which entails chairing Club meetings and representing the Club at various functions. We are a very active and friendly Club with a long tradition of supporting local charities at home and abroad. At our meetings we usually have a guest speaker and we have been entertained in the past by a magician and had an evening of wine tasting. Other more serious speakers have informed us about Bexley Deaf Centre, Bowel Cancer, The Landmark Trust and a charity that sends old computers to Africa.

We have two contact clubs, one in Sweden and the other in Holland and we visit and host each other on a yearly basis. This Rotary year we are hosting the Delft Club. Twice a year a party of energetic members go walking, staying in hotels and sampling the local brew and this year our autumn walk was in Devizes where members from Delft joined us.

On the charity side, so far this year already we have handed over a 17 seater Minibus to Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme (BATS) to replace one of their old vehicles and donated money to The Tea Trust, Disaster Aid, Azar and paid for disadvantaged and terminally ill children to watch the circus at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre.

A big event is our legendary Christmas Collection complete with Father Christmas dispensing chocolate and festive cheer assisted by members of the Club. Look out for him this year and to follow his progress on our website click here.

The members uphold the Rotary motto of “Service above Self” and assist whenever called upon with local and community events.

Please take time to look at the many items on this web site and follow us on Facebook.

We have recently launched a “Satellite” Club for those who support Rotary ideals but due to pressure of work or family are unable to become full members.

So, if you want to have fun, meet new people and help in the community get in touch!

For more details of our Club and Membership contact details can be found on the contact page.

  President Gerry Packman

Santa will be visiting the streets of Sidcup during december click here to find out more