With the continuing uncertainty over the spread of Coronavirus and resulting changes to regulations and guidelines, Rushcliffe Rotary Club has again decided to limit visits and charity collections in Ruddington and other local villages this Christmas.
The first responsibility of the Club is to the safety of our members, volunteers and the public, so no door-to-door collections will be made.
However, our sleigh will be located near the Ruddington Co-op Supermarket on Church Street on Friday 10th December for a static collection from 11am until 5pm if you wish to come along and see us.
We’ll also continue the tradition of the sleigh parading round our streets, with two tours of the village, when darkness falls, on Friday 10th and Tuesday 21st December.
The Friday 10th tour will start outside the Co-op and is planned to include Distillery Street, Musters Road, Barleylands, Leys Road, Moor Lane, Elms Park and Elms Close.
The Tuesday 21st tour is planned to include the Churchill Drive Estate, Camelot Street, Brookside, Clifton Road, Packman Drive and Rufford Road.
You can watch the sleigh’s progress on the SleighTracker app available from the Google or Apple app stores.
Although we won’t be knocking door-to-door, we will have collectors with buckets following the sleigh. If you’d like to make a donation, please call or signal to the collectors as they pass. This year, we’ll have a card machine available as well as cash buckets.
We’re also holding static collections in December at other venues in Rushcliffe, including Morrisons in Gamston and NotCutts at Edwalton.
We’re very grateful to the people of Ruddington who support the Rotary Club so generously each festive season. Every donation made goes into the Benevolent Fund and is used to support good causes in our local community and beyond.
Please check for updates on our Facebook page and on our website, www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1333.
Enjoy the festive season.
Rushcliffe Rotary Club