A Charity match and two Raffles were held over Xmas by the football club – one by Ruddington Village FC the senior teams, and the other by Ruddington Village Colts FC – our junior teams. The club thanks all local businesses that donated prizes and funds, the Parish Council, clubs, institutes, societies and individuals from the community for their kind support. The exercise has now closed resulting in £800 initially provided by the club being recovered and a fantastic donation to the British Heart Foundation worth over £2,500 when all funds come in.
One defibrillator is on the outside wall of the Cricket Pavilion Elms Park, the other is on the outside wall of St Peters Rooms – ready for use 24 hours a day / 7 Days a week. Awareness training has also been provided for around 80 people on how to access and use the machines (although untrained people should be able to do so as they are easy to access and use).
Councillor David Hall of the Parish Council commented: “The football club has provided tremendous leadership, energy and organisation for us at the Parish Council to work with and for the community to get behind. Thankfully, our community has reacted magnificently – hence the remarkable amount raised and numbers trained. We all should be proud of our contribution no matter how small. Ruddington is a little better and safer as a result of this project. It’s a brilliant result.”