The Horbury Show 2021 was cancelled due to Covid 19

2021 02 08 Show cancellation



Horbury Show 2021 was cancelled due to Covid 19

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Dimplewell School on Healey Road Ossettweb

We are pleased to support the installation of another life saving defibrillator in Ossett at Dimplewell School on Healey Road. Thanks to the parents and teachers at Dimplewell School who raised the funds and HS Electrical who kindly installed for free.



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We are pleased to have awarded Bev Kelly at Morrison’s with a good citizens award. This was for her tireless dedication and significant contribution to many charities over the past few years years. It is a pleasure to have worked with her and see her as a great ambassador and outstanding example to us all.


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The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix are proud to be involved with a further defibrillator installation in our area for the local public to access in the case of an emergency.

The installation is at South Parade Junior School who have kindly agreed to host the unit and be guardians of the equipment.

The defibrillator was funded from a donation by the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation (represented by Michelle Goodall from the Ossett Branch of Yorkshire Building Society). We are very grateful of their support in our community and once again we also greatly appreciate the additional support of HS Electrical Services Ltd. who installed the unit for us for free.


The Horbury Show in June 2021 was cancelled here is the official notice of the cancellation.

Horbury Show 2021 is cancelled


Young Good Citizens Awards 2020
Tobias Murphy

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The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix today presented a Young Good Citizen Award to Tobias Murphy, a 14 year old, year 10, pupil at Horbury Academy.

Tobias lives in Horbury and while being off school during the pandemic was bored and wanted to do something to help others in an attempt to try and make a difference. He noticed a neighbour who was struggling to maintain his driveway and gardens both front and back, so he offered to weed and jet wash the area and over two days completely cleared the whole area.

The man concerned was so impressed that he paid Tobias, much to his surprise! So Tobias decided (entirely his own choice) to use the money to buy some weed killer to spray the drive and prevent the weeds from coming back. He also did this for his grandparents in Sandal as well as making them a banana loaf to leave on their doorstep, cheering them up.

Tobias has also acted as a young carer to his younger brother who has health issues, managing his medication and providing reassurance during these difficult times and providing some relief for the rest of the household.

Furthermore, Tobias, whilst on his daily walk during lockdown, also decided he wanted to write to local care homes in Horbury and Ossett, asking if he could be a pen pal to any of the residents that may be feeling lonely. As a result of this offer he has started a regular written chat with an elderly gentleman. Their talks about tanks or world wars is a favourite topic of Tobias'. He has also encouraged his three siblings to do the same which they have all done.

Tobias has set a wonderful example of what our young people can do and demonstrates the Rotary "Service Above Self" motto admirably. A very deserving recipient of this award.

Well done Tobias.


Young Good Citizens Awards 2020
Emma James

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It is with great pleasure that the members of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club present this Young Good Citizens award for 2020 to Emmie James.

In recognition of her selfless dedication in sewing face masks for anyone who needed them, and also for providing them to care home residents and staff during this year's lockdown periods, free of charge.

Emmie, whilst having to cope with her own daily life challenges, shows she is also prepared to think of others during this Covid pandemic. The Rotary club believe Emmie should be congratulated and honoured, for her voluntary work, by the presentation of this well deserved Young Good Citizens Award.

Well done Emmie.


After careful consideration the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix has decided that it will not be able to carry out it's annual series of ‘Santa’s Sleigh’ street collections this year.

Along with the Horbury Show this event is usually a highpoint of the year for the club and one of the two major fund raisers for the club’s Charitable Trust. All the money raised by the club is used to support charities and good causes, a high majority locally.

The Phoenix Rotary Club has already donated £1000 each to Ossett Santa & RudolfResource Centre food bank and the St Georges Community (Lupset) food bank, to help provision during the Christmas period and was hoping to supplement that with a further 50% of whatever was collected during the Sleigh Runs.

A QR code is being set up to enable members of the public to donate directly to the Rotary Club’s Charitable Trust... 50% of what is received via that means, up until 6 January, will be shared with the food banks. The remaining 50% will be used for the Trust Fund’s other charitable purposes.

Club President Steve Driver said, “Whilst we are very disappointed not to be out on the streets of Horbury and Ossett helping Santa to spread Christmas cheer, we know it is the right decision in these difficult times, and we understand that Santa will still be making his important home deliveries on Christmas Night.

We will be back with Santa in December 2021 and want to wish everyone a Safe, Healthy and Merry Christmas.