On 13th April the Mayoress of Rushcliffe, Mrs Deirdre McGowan undertook a tandem skydive at Langar airfield in aid of the Mayoral Charity, the Notts Neonatal Trust at the Queens & City Hospitals. Deirdre is delighted to announce that she has raised £3,100 to date thanks to all who supported her. Rushcliffe Mayor Peter McGowan says that nearly £15,000 has been raised for his charity during his year in office. Deirdre and Peter have lived in Ruddington for many years and take an active interest in village activities. Peter McGowan is also a Ruddington Parish Councillor.