Ludlow in winter

Junior Community Awards

Dog Day 2017

Mock interviews at Ludlow College

Representatives of 14 organisation that received awards from Ludlow Rotary Cares

Representatives of the 4 main beneficiaries of Dog Day 2017

Switch on of Tree of Light 2017

Medieval Fayre Mulled Wine Stall 2017

Rotakids at Clee Hill School planting purple crocus for End-Polio-Now


Spread hope at Christmas

Spread Hope at Christmas

Designed by Dan Chubb

This year Ludlow Rotary’s Tree of Light is supporting Hope House Children’s Hospice. There are several reasons why this is a significant choice.


Jean and her late husband Harry Peachey have had long associations with Ludlow and charitable works. Among her many commitments Jean was an energetic member of Ludlow Rotary Club’s Inner Wheel. She was President in its fiftieth year. Harry and Jean were both awarded Paul Harris Fellowships by the club, its highest accolade.

Jean and Harry supported many charities but Hope House has a special significance for the Peachey family. Jean explained that Hope House Children’s Hospice was named after her great-niece, Hope Peachey, who died aged eight months. Hope House, Oswestry opened in May 1995 and since then many hundreds of terminally ill children and their families have been cared for there and in a second hospice, Ty Gobaith in North Wales.

Jean is now a resident in Hendra House, a family-run care home in Ludlow. Its owner/manager Vince Burmingham is a Ludlovian, and he, his staff and residents have supported the Tree of Light over the years.

The connections continue. Ludlow Rotary Club have over many years supported a minibus which collects elderly Ludlow residents and takes them to day centres and on day trips. Rotarians are among the rota of drivers and helpers. Hendra House residents have often benefitted.

If you would like to make a dedication the forms are available at Nock Deighton, Hope Hospice Shop and St Laurence’s in Ludlow, or online at If you prefer to donate online go to the Ludlow Tree of Light at BT My Donate 


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