Framework Knitters’ Big Knitathon

One hundred and fifty years’ ago, framework knitters led incredibly hard lives. They were expected to work six days a week from 12 to 16 hours a day. This weekend, Frameshop Coordinator Matt Hamilton (pictured top) will be recreating an authentic frame knitting shift in a bid to raise over £1000 for Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum. Matt explained the inspiration for the ‘Big Knitathon’ came about “…from visitors who regularly say ‘we don’t know we’re born’ – referencing the fact that we don’t realise how good we have it today. So,…

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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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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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NG11 Foodbank supports Ruddington

Over the years, the Ruddington community have provided incredible support for the NG11 Foodbank, with gifts of food and toiletries made to donation points across the village. In the last year alone, for example, Co-op shoppers donated almost 2000kg of food; the children of James Peacock School collected nearly 200kg for their Harvest Festival; and recently, Sainsbury’s have been donating their surplus fresh and baked produce for next-day distribution. Thanks to this amazing generosity, the Foodbank was able to help 1,427 people in the NG11 area in the last 12…

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Festive Foodbank Thanks

On Saturday (9th December) our local “NG11 Foodbank” foodbank held its Christmas appeal in Ruddington’s Sainsbury’s and Co-op supermarkets – and they’ve hailed it a great success. Jill Reedman told us: “It was a cold, frosty morning but shoppers demonstrated the spirit of Christmas by their generous donations. They were invited to donate an item from a list which included festive treats like mince pies and Christmas puddings, as well as regular staples like tinned tomatoes and tea. Jo and I collected 4 trolleys full of groceries in the Co op,…

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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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NG11 Foodbank Becomes Sainsbury’s Local Charity

Ruddington’s support for our local “NG11 Foodbank” went one step further this month – becoming Ruddington Sainsbury’s “Local Charity of the Year”. Shoppers voted online and in store for a choice of three shortlisted local charities, to become the shop’s nominated charity partner for the next 12 months. NG11 Foodbank – which operates from The Hope Centre on Southchurch Drive in Clifton  – was the winner. The Sainsburys “Local Charity of the Year” initiative is a nationwide programme that sees local stores support a community charity over the course of one full…

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