A Goat for Christmas?

The gift of a chicken, goat, sheep or cow to help families in Uganda become self-sufficient is the latest initiative from ‘The Mustard Seed Project’.  This is the Ruddington fundraising group set up by James Peacock Infants School teachers Sally Squires and Jayne Henson inspired by their visit to Uganda in the Summer of 2016 which “taught us that a tiny seed can produce amazing results”. For a rather different and special Christmas present the village-based charity is now offering people the chance to donate anything between £5 and £100 to help Ugandan families living on…

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Co-op Shoppers Raise £3k for Museum!

Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum say they’re “delighted and astonished” to have received a donation of almost £3,000 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Earlier in the year, their ‘Hidden Histories’ exhibition project was chosen as one of the nominated causes to receive funds from Co-op members who shop at local stores and use Co-op services in the Nottinghamshire area, including the Ruddington branch. Funding for the project ended in April 2017 and they’ve just found out that they’ll soon be receiving a cheque for an impressive…

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2018 Rushcliffe Run Opens for Entries

If you’re a keen runner, you may like to know that entries for next year’s Rushcliffe 10k, Fun Run – and a new 5k option – are now open! The 2018 event in Ruddington’s Country Park will be on Sunday March 4th. This year it’s being organised and promoted by Perfect Motion Sports Marketing – who’ve previously coordinated the Sunrise 5k Series across the region, the Mansfield 10k and the Bandana Run in Bramcote Park. Funds raised will support Cerebral Palsy Sport as the official race charity. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio…

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A Dickensian Christmas

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum is inviting you to join in with some festive fun and celebrate the coming of Christmas in Victorian style! “A Dickensian Christmas” will take place on Saturday 2nd December from 11am to 5pm, running alongside the Ruddington Christmas Fayre. Entry is free. You can toast tea cakes and chestnuts on an open fire, enjoy traditional carols around the Christmas tree and watch as the Maids of Clifton perform their own unique style of Morris dancing. There’ll also be craft stalls in the Chapel (which will be…

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Bank’s Boost for Ruddington Heritage Site

The Framework Knitters’ Museum has announced major new funding from Barclays to help it achieve an ambitious redevelopment and expansion project. Dennis Jones, Assistant Treasurer at the popular Ruddington tourist attraction, explained: “We’re very proud of our multi-award-winning museum, one of the only places left in the country where you’ll find the framework knitters’ working and living conditions perfectly preserved. However, as the museum has become more popular over the years, we desperately need more space to accommodate our growing visitor numbers and showcase our collections. That’s why, in 2014,…

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Forest Stars Launch Ruddington Charity

Two Nottingham Forest footballers ensured there was a high profile start for a new village based charity which aims to give a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families. Midfielder Chris Cohen – himself a Ruddington resident – and defender Danny Fox attended the press launch of Bloomin’ Dementia yesterday (pictured top with fundraiser volunteers Jennie Foster and Andy Hallam) to highlight some of the issues faced by people with dementia and by those who care for them. Local media turned out in force at ‘The Hub’ – their new…

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Aviva Ruddington!

Two groups in our village are currently competing for vital funding for their projects – and they’d like YOUR votes, please! Once again cash is up for grabs from the Aviva Community Fund for important local causes. Everyone who registers is entitled to 10 votes to split between the nominated projects they wish to support – so 5 each per villager for our two Ruddington hopefuls might just make all the difference?! Firstly, the Friends of St Peter’s Junior School are seeking funding from the “Health and Wellbeing” category of…

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Uganda Takes Centre Stage at School Celebrations

Back in August we posted about the summer fundraisers for Ruddington’s Mustard Seed Project and about their role in helping James Peacock School celebrate the 50th anniversary of its move to Manor Park. Now those involved can reflect on all that’s been achieved! The project’s Charlene Robinson writes: “Following on from the fashion show that we held earlier this year which enabled us to begin to build a primary school in Teso, Uganda, we’ve had an amazing summer of fundraising at the Mustard Seed Project. In August Julie Allen and Ruddy bear leapt…

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Loan Loco Saves “Santa Specials”

Youngsters can breathe a sigh of relief. Father Christmas WILL be able to spend some time in Ruddington in the run-up to the festive season after all! The popular Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCR{N}) “Santa Specials” – which are always hauled by heritage steam – were put in jeopardy at the start of this month. That’s because Stanier 8F-8274 – the only operational passenger steam locomotive based in Ruddington – suffered a serious failure. An inspection revealed the bad news of multiple cracks in the firebox and a very long and expensive journey to…

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Mustard Seed Summer Fundraisers

Several ‘Mustard Seed’ supporters are busy getting physical this summer to raise money to send a shipping container full of school equipment and other items to Teso, Uganda. ‘The Mustard Seed Project’ is a Ruddington fundraising group set up by James Peacock Infants School teachers Sally Squires and Jayne Henson – inspired by a visit to Uganda in the Summer of last year. Their aims are to raise funds to provide clean water, food and an education for children in the African country by bringing the local community together in fundraising for, and establishing links with, the…

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