FUNDRAISING to help to secure the future of the Ludlow Food Festival has been going well but more still needs to be done.

The Festival took a massive hit this year when the three day event had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An appeal was launched to get people to help to secure the future of the festival that has helped to put Ludlow on the national and international map.

Staged in the grounds of Ludlow Castle over the second weekend of September it brings more than 20,000 people into the town.

This year neither the spring or the main event in September have been possible because of the coronavirus pandemic with a loss of business for traders in the town.

Fundraising for Ludlow Food Festival has so far gone well – with support from exhibitors, visitors and Festival Friends. But there is still work to be done, and to this end the event has launched a Christmas raffle to help the cause;

All the prizes have been donated, so funds raised will go towards the not-for-profit festival and securing the future of events.

People are being asked to do all that they can to promote the raffle and get as many tickets sold as possible.

There are not one, but two prizes from restaurants with Michelin stars: Dinner for Two and an overnight stay at Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers and dinner for two at Pensons Restaurant Ludlow. There are also cookery classes worth £330, holiday accommodation and even a private pop up festival!

The draw will take place on Sunday, December 2020, so the festive season will shine a little brighter for the winners. Money raised will help to fund Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow Spring Festival and the Magnalonga walk.

Tickets are £5, are limited to 2,000, and buyers can be in with a chance of winning some great prizes from 20 organisations. All the information can be found here: