Rotary Club of Salcombe

Working for the local community

Where has the money gone?

If anyone is wondering where all the money goes here is a list of the good causes Salcombe Rotary have supported since the first Crabfest three years ago:

Kaleidoscope Disabled Football
Practice Goal KMU
Young Salcombe Centre
Salcombe Regatta
Salcombe Air Ambulance Landing Lights
Salcombe Minibus
Malborough Air Ambulance Landing Lights
Salcombe Preschool
Salcombe RFC Minis Shirts
New Salcombe/Hope Cove First Responder Car
Salcombe Brownies
Cliff House Trust
Defibrillator Fish Quay 
Defibrillator North Sands
Defibrillator South Sands
Air Training Corps (Tablets)
Hope Cove Lifeboat
Salcombe Town Xmas Lights
Hope Cove Reading Room

In addition to the above local support we have also supported other causes, ROTOPROJ which is a Kingsbridge Estuary initiative that brings up to 600 disabled people from all over the Southwest down to the fair in Kingsbridge on the Sunday morning of fair week, Shelterbox, Chernobyl children’s holiday – there are a large number of children in the area of Chernobyl that are still suffering the effects of radiation and a charity brings over the children for a holiday as well as medical, dental and optical care and Plymouth Hospital ICT.

As an organisation we are always willing to consider any good cause that helps the local community of Salcombe, Malborough and Hope Cove.

Thank you to everyone that has helped us support the above and many more over the years.

Crabfest 2019 May 5th.

This year’s Crabfest will be on Sunday 5th of May – Don’t miss it! If you need a reminder of how fantastic this event is have a look at this video of last year’s event.

Santa’s Sleigh Route 2018

The Rotary Club of Salcombe

Collecting for local charities

Santa’s float route Tuesday 18TH Dec 2018

5:00 – 5:10 pm   Alston Gate  

5:15 – 5:30pm    Cumber Close East

5:35 – 5:40pm    Malborough Park

5:45 – 5:55pm    Jubilee Road

5:55 – 6:05 pm   Collaton Rd

6:05 – 6:10 pm   Lower town

6:15 – 6:25 pm   Malborough green and great park

6:30 – 6:45 pm   Malborough Higher Town (Inc Old Inn & Royal Oak )

6.50 – 7:00 pm   Mcllwraith Road  (Batson High View)

7:05 – 7:25 pm   Bonfire Hill Ember Road

7:30 – 7 -40 pm  Beadon – Longfield Drive Cul-de –sac Beadon Road

7:40 – 7-45 pm   Park Rise Junction  

7:50 – 7:55 pm   St Dunstan’s Road    Camperdown Road Junction

8:00 – 8:10 pm   Salcombe Rugby Club

8:15 – 9:00 pm   Salcombe Fore St (Inc The Fort, Kings Arms, & Vic)

Salcombe Christmas Fest Tuesday 4th December 2018

Salcombe Tourist Information and the Salcombe Christmas Lights Committee in conjunction with Salcombe Rotary Club.

After the Christmas Lights switch on at 6pm on Colemans Corner there will be a procession to Whitestrand Car Park where the Rotary Christmas tree will be switched on at 6.25pm.

There will be a Santa’s Grotto, inflatable slide and a number of charity stalls manned by worthy local charities.

This event is sponsored by Salcombe Holiday Homes, Victoria Inn and the Salcombe Harbour Hotel.

Santa’s Sleigh 2018

The Rotary Santa’s Sleigh will be coming to Malborough and Salcombe on Tuesday December the 18th, the route will be published here and on the Salcombe Rotary Facebook page – Look forward to seeing you then!

Santa’s sleigh 2017

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It was our great pleasure to meet lots of the local children big and small last night on our way round Malborough and Salcombe, we collected lots of money in our collection boxes and that will be put together with the money collected tomorrow night (Thursday 21/12/2017) at the carol singing on Whitestrands car park in the middle of Salcombe where there will be complimentary mulled wine, hot chocolate and of course mince pies! We start at 6 pm, look forward to seeing you there!

2017 Fireworks Picnic

Our headline acts return for another year – David “Fitz” Fitzgerald off the telly will be overseeing the auction and Liz Turner is providing not only all of the food but also one of the auction prizes! Steve Mammat from Actionwest will of course be making his very special Pimms for everyone on arrival and there will be the usual Jazz to accompany the Pimms! As of 25/7/2017 we still have just a few tickets left at £35 each- please send us a message on Salcombe Rotary Facebook page or email John at

The auction prizes include:

  1. Voucher from Liz and Tim at the Victoria
  2. Voucher from Liz Turner for chef services at a dinner party at home in the South Hams for up to 10 (Less ingredients)
  3. F1 Memorabilia IMG_5438
  4. F1 Memorabilia IMG_5437
  5. F1 Memorabilia IMG_5434
  6. Crab painting on wood from Gallery worth £24020170731_142613729_iOS
  7. Dinner for 6 at The Church House Inn Rattery with a Magnum of Champagne
  8. Spa Day for 2 at The Salcombe Harbour Hotel
  9. Sunday Lunch for 4 at The Salcombe Harbour Hotel
  10. PC service from Actionwest and a Certificate with free rides from the Kingsbridge and District Light Railway
  11. Gastronomic Day for 2 at Soar mill Cove with Tattinger Champagne Flight, Cookery Course and Lunch on 2nd of December or 24th of February
  12. “Ametsa Experience” at COMO The Halkin
  13. One Night for 2 in a Halkin Room at this Chic London Hotel Welcome Drink followed by a Tasting Menu for 2 at Ametsa with instruction by Arzak (London residence of San Sebastian’s 3 Michelin Starred Restaurant). Full English Breakfast and a late 3pm check out.
  14. A weekend Car Rental in a Jaguar F Type Sports car
  15. 3 X Personal training Sessions with Jason Jackson
  16. A Flight in a Vintage Aircraft from historic RAF Bolt Head
  17. South Milton Arcade – Open Night for up to 12 guests. A private collection of approx. 24 “free” pinball/arcade machines with a case of chilled beers
  18. £200 Voucher for any Plumbing Job by 4 Degrees Plumbing
  19. 6 Bottles of Wine “Gerrard Bertrand Gris Rose” from Hallgarten Druit
  20. Ice Cream from Langage Farm
  21. Dinner for 2 and a Bottle of Champagne with an evening’s access to Home House, London’s most exclusive private members club
  22. An accompanied test drive in the Ferrari of your choice – current range as well as an experience in the Maserati Levante S.
  23. His and hers package from Will Bees                                                                                         20170801_112624378_ios.jpg20170801_112630916_iOS
  24. Sweatshirt from Jam Industries



  • Platter of Prawns in marie rose sauce
  • Garlic chicken
  • Scotch eggs
  • Vegetable, herb and cheese frittata
  • Crusty cob bread with butter
  • Local new potatoes salad
  • Summer vine tomatoes and basil
  • Couscous with roasted courgettes and squash
  • Coleslaw
    And to Follow:
  • Strawberries and clotted cream

Liz Turner is catering as last year.

Crabfest 2017 on April 30th

This year Salcombe Crabfest are delighted to announce that the celebrity guest at this year’s Crabfest will be Matt Tebbutt!

Matt presents Food Unwrapped on Channel 4. Series eight of this award-winning food show is now in production.

He is also the new lead presenter of Saturday Kitchen on BBC1. This 90-minute cookery show is broadcast live on Saturday mornings and is a well-established favourite on the BBC.

Read more at:


Crabfest 2017 logo

Salcombe Rotary support Kaleidoscope

Salcombe Rotary are happy to be able to support Kaleidoscope South Hams who doing amazing work in our area, pictured are Peter Betteridge and John Cooke presenting a cheque to the charity.

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