THE Annual Ludlow Dog Day held by the Club last July has raised nearly £20,000 for local charities.

It was held in the grounds of Stokesay Court and attracted more than 3,000 people, many with their canine friends, for a great family day helping the Club to raise approaching £20,000 for the many charities that it supports.

Next month the Club will present cheques totalling £13,000 at a lunchtime gathering at Stokesay Court to representatives of the main beneficiaries: Guide Dogs for the Blind, St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford and Hope House for Children.

It is hoped that representatives of the event’s main sponsors, Hatfield Jaguar, Ludlow Homecare, Hobson’s Brewery and Teme Vets, will be present.

Early in 2020 the Club will be making further grants totalling £5,000 to a wide range of local charities and good causes through its ‘Ludlow Rotary Cares’ initiative.

The Club has also supported the building of a school and community centre in a small town in Tanzania and sent funds to recent disasters in the Bahamas and east Africa

Ludlow Rotary Club is committed to raising money for worthwhile causes but that need substantial team work and a great team spirit centred on an active social life and it is grateful for the help and support it has received from many other people and organisations in holding this event.

It has a track record of success and now look forward to working for Dog Day 2020 which will be taking place on Sunday, July 19.

The club would like to hear from anyone who wants to join the team to help with the event or from any businesses and other organisations that would be interested in sponsoring the Dog Day.

Ludlow Dog Day is a family event in which people are encouraged to bring their own dogs that can take part in competitions.

There are canine related displays and many trade stands selling products for dogs and their owners as well as other items.