Kids’ Holiday Reading Challenge

With our ‘schools out for summer’, village children aged 4 to 11 are now being invited to get involved with this year’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ at Ruddington Library. The aim is to read six books or more between now and September 4th. The 2022 Challenge has been developed by The Reading Agency in partnership with The Science Museum Group. Called ‘Gadgeteers’, it is a science-filled reading adventure allowing children to explore the science of the world around them. Through taking part in the Challenge, with a free pack from our library,…

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Calling All Dog Owners!

There’s no doubt that Ruddington enjoys a considerable canine population; not only the hundreds of four-legged friends owned by village residents but also the many visiting Rushcliffe Country Park and our rural footpaths to be exercised by their owners. Villager Lucinda Martin, who works for Nottingham’s FRAME charity, is encouraging others to join her to get fit whilst raising funds for medical research by taking part in the ‘Summer 100-mile Dog Walking Challenge!’  You’re invited to sign up now via their dedicated Facebook page, send off for your FREE t-shirt, get people…

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Go Wild in June!

Now that ‘flaming June’ is here, can you do one wild thing a day throughout the whole of the month? Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust believes you can! Whilst its monthly ‘Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group’ was put on hold last year, due to COVID-19 concerns, it is planning an autumn programme at Rushcliffe Country Park this year – which is set to commence from the second Saturday in September. Meantime, the already reduced level of Coronavirus restrictions means it’s again possible to run this June challenge safely whilst still observing ‘social distancing’ rules, etc. ’30 Days…

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‘Go Wild in June’ & Geoff’s ‘Hedgehog Award Challenge’!

Now that ‘flaming June’ is here, can you do one wild thing a day throughout the whole of the month? Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust believes you can! Despite the usual ‘Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group’ and other organised events at Rushcliffe Country Park being suspended due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the latest easing of restrictions means it’s still possible to take part in the annual nature challenge safely whilst observing ‘social distancing’ regulations. ’30 Days Wild’ is billed as a fun, feel-good challenge run by The Wildlife Trusts every June –…

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Join Ruddington’s 2018 Poppy Challenge!

Sunday November 11th 2018 commemorates 100 years since the end of World War One. To commemorate this, Ruddington Royal British Legion is running “The Poppy Challenge.” Branch Secretary Louise Mote explains: “We’re inviting everyone to join in the fun, whilst raising much-needed funds for the annual Poppy Appeal. The Poppy Challenge invites you to submit as many entries as you like in any of the three categories: painting, drawing and baking. So dust off your paint brushes, sharpen your pencils, or put your pinny on and get baking!” The baking challenge…

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Cycling and Hiking for a New Scout Hut Roof

Two village scoutmasters are undertaking some major fundraising challenges this year in the hope of raising enough money to replace their leaky, old asbestos roof. The First Ruddington Scouts building off Ashworth Avenue accommodates around 120 young people aged 6 to 14 across Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. However Dan Clifford {“Falcon”}, a leader at the Beaver Scout colony, says: “Our Scout Hut roof is over 30 years old and can no longer be patched up. Every time it rains we lose about a quarter of our floor space in the main…

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