When the Women’s Institute Craft Group asked for donations of wool to help with their campaign of knitting hats for soldiers in Afghanistan, they did not expect to become local celebrities. However, when reporters at the Nottingham Evening Post saw the item on Ruddington Parish Council website, they wanted to know more and on Saturday 9th January 2010, an article and photograph appeared in the paper. People have been very generous and the W.I. have more than enough wool now. See under “LOCAL NEWS & SNIPPETS”.