Nightingale Centre hit by mini-tornado

14 March 2023

Yesterday morning severe winds brought down a tree onto the roof of the Nightingale Centre in Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, and caused a lot of external damage to the centre. They have had to close the centre to guests, and at present have no internet or phone connection.

The Nightingale Centre is a much-loved venue in the Peak District for retreats, and for groups like the long-standing Unitarian charity ‘Send a Child to Hucklow’, offering stays to disadvantaged children who would otherwise not have a holiday.

While the Nightingale Centre team await a visit from their insurers and in the meantime ask for forbearance if they are slow to respond to enquiries. For those who have booked a stay with the Nightingale Centre, we ask for patience while the team assess the situation.

We are grateful to the deep commitment and care of the Nightingale Centre management committee and staff, and keep them in our thoughts as they deal with this situation.

For more information about the Nightingale Centre and how to support them, please visit their website.