This year five people associated with Ruddington were nominated for these annual Community awards. Two won and, of the three other nominees, two were shortlisted.
Andy Scott who has been the Club Secretary for the Ruddington Village Colts Football Club for over 15 years and has been involved with the Club for over 20 years won the “Supporting Children and Young People” category. He sends his thanks to David Hall for nominating him. Andy stressed that although he was given the award it is not just for him but for the club and the volunteers as well.
Andy Scott and Colts Chairman, Nev Powell with the Community Award.
Russell Jones, who is responsible for the local detachment of the Army Cadet Force in Ruddington, as well as working with the young people on a variety of activities, was shortlisted in this category.
The “Making Communities Safer” award category was won by Jean Greenwood for her voluntary work with the Police.
In the “Building Strong Communities” category, Miss Ruddington Mums, who created the local “Ruddington Mums” Facebook page, was shortlisted. The page is a forum to inform and promote community events and activities as well as canvassing opinions on local issues and has in excess of 500 followers.
Ken Hicks was also nominated in this category for his work with the Ruddington Branch of the British Legion.
Well done and congratulations to them all.
By Barbara Breakwell