ROTARIANS in Ludlow are helping young people to get a taste for adventure.

It is one of a programme of events that Ludlow Rotary Club runs every year to help good causes.

The Rotary Club also runs the annual Tree of Light initiative in the town centre over Christmas.

It holds a number of fund raising activities but the main event is the annual Dog Day that is staged in the grounds of Stokesay Court and has been an established fixture in the annual calendar.

Each summer across the UK, Rotary Clubs sponsor individual teenagers – boys and girls – to attend an adventure week, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award - RYLA.

This year Ludlow’s Rotary Club’s candidate was Jared Forte and he gave a talk to the Club about his experiences on the five day residential course.

He admitted to feeling a little homesick on the first morning after being soaked to the skin in the initial ice breaking exercises and Jared’s team failed their first teamwork task, but as the week progressed and the team members grew to know each other’s strengths and to work together, the team did well and became tightly knit and successful.

A surprising number of the challenges seemed to involve mud and water, but there were great motivational speakers and Jared made some good friends.

“The course helped me understand the need for teamwork and I now feel more confident working on group projects with fellow students at Ludlow College, where I am currently studying,” said Jared.

Ludlow Rotary Club are now looking for a candidate for next year’s course. You should be a fulltime student and aged 16 or 17 on 12 August 2018.

Course fees of £500 will be met by Ludlow Rotary Club, and potential participants should be available to attend the five day course from August 12 to 18, 2018.

This is an opportunity to have some fun, make some new friends and develop new skills and confidence.

It also helps on a CV! For more information and an application form visit or contact