Ludlow’s Mayor Paul Draper and myself are hosting a public meeting to discuss what our community can do to help refugees during the current crisis. Please come along to talk about what you are doing and how you might be able to help. The meeting is at 7.00pm for 7.30pm at the Feathers Hotel this coming Thursday, 1 October. Donations on their way to CALAID Photos by Nicola North who is collecting locally for CALAID along with Clare Whitehead. The children’s clothes shop Smartie has been a drop off point. South Shropshire Furniture Scheme lent a driver and a van. Other donations have been made through Ludlow’s churches. Nicola tells me that collecting has finished for CALAID, and is now for Kos Kindness, Leros Kindness and Mercy Worldwide who have links to the major camps in the Greek Islands and the Middle East.