Mustard Seed Mosquito Nets – and Much More!

It’s certainly been a busy 2019 so far for Ruddington’s The Mustard Seed Project, Uganda! There’s lots to report about the charity’s continuing hard work – including much fundraising to progress its projects. In this bumper RUDDINGTON.info update, trustee Ruth Keen writes: Most notably, perhaps, was that during the first week of June, trustees were delighted to welcome the Reverend Charles Okunya Oode.  Rev Charles is the ‘man on the ground’ in Uganda and coordinates the work of the Mustard Seed Project – helping make best use of the funds that are…

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Ruddington Firm’s ‘Tour De Payroll’

Eight cyclists from Ruddington-based payroll and HR software company MHR have just set off on a 280 mile bike ride to Mount Snowdon, to be followed by a 3,500ft ascent to the summit of England and Wales’ highest mountain, in aid of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The team of intrepid adventurers, comprising individuals from various departments at the company, is aiming to raise £5,000 from the five-day trek for the Loughborough based charity – which is the only hospice in the East Midlands that provides care and support to…

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Ruddington’s Bloomin’ Good Charity

Much has happened at 4, Easthorpe Street since Bloomin’ Dementia was launched with some high profile help from Nottingham Forest footballers Chris Cohen and Danny Fox back in November 2017. The Ruddington based charity was formed with the aim of giving a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families. As well as all the outreach services they offer, their office (“The Hub”) is where anyone can just pop in for a warm welcome, information and advice – with a special lounge area decked out in a 1960s style where it’s hoped people with…

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Ruddington Village Market

Our Village Market began in February 2019 and now takes place on the first Saturday of every month. It’s a collaboration between The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership and The White Horse Inn. Between 9.00am and 12.30pm around two dozen stalls are set up in and around the popular pub on Church Street – offering a variety of produce, confectionery, quality crafts and provisions to take away. They are run by both existing village retailers and popular market traders from across the region. There are also refreshments, children’s activities and live performances…

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Acts of Christmas Kindness in Ruddington

For the second year running, householders in our village have reported envelopes stuffed with cash being pushed through their letterboxes over Christmas! Once again, the envelopes filled with £20 notes have been delivered anonymously – marked only with the words “R. A. K. Random Act of Kindness”. Among the recipients were Dee & Lol of Ashworth Avenue. Dee got in touch with RUDDINGTON.info to say: “I would like to say a big thank you to the anonymous donor who posted an envelope containing £100 through my letterbox. I am not…

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NG11 Foodbank launches Christmas Appeal

As new figures show a 13% increase in foodbank use in just six months, compared to this time last year, Ruddington’s local Foodbank is launching its Christmas Appeal. Clifton NG11 Foodbank is one of Nottingham’s busiest – and is preparing for a festive rush with a difference – from families worried about how to get through Christmas debt-free. NG11 Foodbank – which covers Clifton, West Bridgford and surrounding villages – is launching its annual, seasonal appeal amid fears that changes leading to delays to benefits payments will impact more low…

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Ruddington Donations Arrive in Uganda

On 1st June 2018, trustees and volunteers for Ruddington based charity The Mustard Seed Project (Uganda) waved goodbye to a 40 foot container which was crammed full of items that were sourced and donated to send to Uganda. Trustee, Ruth Keen writes: The filling of the container was the result of many, many months’ worth of researching, collecting, sorting, packing and labelling of a great assortment of items, which will change and improve so many lives in the African country. There were so many donations from our wonderful community, including…

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Bloomin’ Well Done!

A Ruddington based charity, which aims to give a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families, is celebrating raising over five hundred pounds this summer to continue its work. This is after Bloomin’ Dementia was selected as Ruddington Parish Council‘s ‘Charity of the Year’ – enabling it to benefit from collections and other fundraisers held in 2018. “We are very proud and pleased for that to be the case; especially in the village where our ‘Charity Hub’ resides” said trustee Andy Hallam. “Our small organisation now has the feeling of a…

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Open Gardens Raises over £2K for Children’s Charities

Organisers are celebrating the success of last weekend’s “Ruddington Open Gardens” – after the final tally revealed that £2280 was raised for kids’ charities! This total will be split between Save the Children and Action for Children. Over 400 people bought the special programmes and enjoyed perfect weather for the biennial event on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday 24th June – when 14 village gardens and allotments were opened to the public. Many were serving refreshments whilst other attractions included “live” music in the Methodist Church, teas in the church hall, a…

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Ruddingtonians Return from Uganda

Four trustees of Ruddington based charity The Mustard Seed Project have arrived home from their trip to Uganda having received invaluable, personal updates on its work. Founders of the charity Sally Squires and Jayne Henson, who’re both staff at James Peacock Infant & Nursery School, were joined on their second trip to the country by fellow educators Ian Mawer (the Deputy Head Teacher at St Peter’s C of E Junior School) and Professor Louise Mullany (of Nottingham University). The first stop for the quartet was the capital city Kampala, where they…

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