Ruddington’s Beautiful Orchard House

Whilst you may have seen the frontage to this historic village property many times, as you’ve passed Easthorpe Street, you might be unaware of all that lies behind – including its substantial buildings and impressive gardens. Orchard House is owned and operated by by MyCare – which also runs Balmore Country House and St Peter’s Care Home in Ruddington. It currently has around 30 residents who all get to enjoy its beautiful buildings, grounds and facilities on a daily basis. Older Ruddingtonians may recall a time when it was the rather grand family residence…

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Discover St Peter’s Care Home

This historic residential care home, tucked away on sleepy Vicarage Lane, is one of no less than three properties in Ruddington run by owners My Care. St Peter’s Care Home is actually the former vicarage, after which the lane was named. Originally, though, the road was called ‘Red Lion Street’ because of the public house along there. Village folklore has it that one Reverend was so unhappy about having these licensed premises so close to his vicarage (the old pub building is still there but now a private house) he…

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Bloomin’ Dementia’s Big Day Out

The August Bank Holiday weekend will see the welcome return of a Ruddington charity’s main annual fundraiser – after it had to be cancelled last year due to COVID-19. Since Bloomin’ Dementia‘s very successful ‘Big Day Out’ in 2019 – rebranded from ‘Walking with Dementia’ in previous years – the Coronavirus pandemic has caused an unwelcome two year interval – meaning that funds are needed this year more than ever before. The village-based charity, which enjoyed a high profile launch at 4, Easthorpe Street in November 2017, aims to give a better…

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New Round of Co-op Community Funding

It’s been announced that the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund is opening next week – on Tuesday May 4th. This will be the seventh time local clubs, charities and organisations have been invited to apply for funding raised by Co-operative members. Every time a card holder shops in store, or buys a Co-op product such as insurance, cash is raised for local projects here in Ruddington and in Clifton; which members can select, if they have a preference. Since the fund started, around five years’ ago, more than £50,000…

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Supporting Good Causes at Ruddington Co-op

Every year shoppers at our village Co-op help to provide much needed cash for three local good causes via their ‘Local Community Fund’. During the last funding year, the Ruddington branch handed out a total of £11,458.25 to local projects in need via ‘The Big Co-op Payout’ – split between Ruddington District Girl Guiding, NG11 Foodbank and Together@Clifton. Sandy Flavill and Sally Beards of Ruddington Girlguiding are pictured (top) receiving their cheque for £3737.37 from store manager Chris Bradbury. When Co-op members buy selected Co‑op products and services, the shop gives back 2p for every…

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Co-op hands over £15.6K to Local Good Causes

Ruddington’s Co-op Supermarket has today presented cheques totalling over fifteen thousand pounds to the three beneficiaries of last year’s ‘Local Community Fund’. The grand local total for the 2018/2019 ‘Big Co-op Payout’ was £15,665.20 – comprising £5610.45 for Bloomin’ Dementia (top photo), plus £4827.65 for St. Peter’s Church and £5227.10 for Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (below). Bloomin’ Dementia volunteer Amy Troke said it’s great that all their events planned for the coming year have now been paid for thanks to Co-op customers: “We organise sing-a-longs and themed events around Christmas and Easter, a Summertime Ball –…

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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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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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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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