In 1990 the United Nations General Assembly designated 1st October as International Day of Older Persons. In 2013 Ruddington celebrated it thanks to funding from the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue ‘On Fire’ Fund.
Volunteers from Ruddington Fun, the Framework Knitters Museum and the Village Museum collaboratively provided 2 hours of free activities and refreshments for 45 local “older people” supported by the loan of a room by the White Horse Public house.
Plans are already in hand to do another event next year so if as an “older person” you have any ideas what you would like to happen on your special day let me know!
By Barbara Breakwell