Our Club

£150,000
of donations in the last 8 years from our own fundraising events 

£100,000+
raised annually by other charities’ events that we marshal. 

40+ donations
annually made to local, national and international charities. 

2,250+ voluntary hours
provided annually by our members = 1.5 weeks annually per member.

History

Wilton Rotary Club was chartered in 1979 and is based at Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex – which covered a large swathe of Central Southern England. Set on the River Wylye, Wilton gave its name to the surrounding county of Wiltshire.

In December 2018 Wilton Rotary and 10 other Wiltshire Rotary Clubs funded a new mobile classroom for Malmesbury-based charity Life Education Centre,by raising £12,000 and successfully obtaining a £30,000 grant from Rotary International. The charity visits primary school-age children in a specially adapted trailer to give them valuable skills and knowledge on health, well-being and relationships.

Our members live principally in Wilton, nearby Salisbury and the villages of the Chalke and Avon river valleys south of Wilton.  Our Club currently consists of 21 active members with a variety of backgrounds. Several own, or have owned, their own businesses such as property development and building, investment management, electronic security systems, event facilities, and driver training. Others are, or were, employed in various professional positions including real estate, legal and banking services funeral direction, local government and the armed forces. We also have an honorary member, The Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery, whose family home, Wilton House, is a major tourist attraction in the centre of Wilton.  We also have a Friends group who help us from time to time with our activities that require more volunteers than we can muster from within the Club.

We are always looking for new members and Friends. Enquiries may be made by using the Contact Form.

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