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Ruddington museum wants family volunteers for summer holidays

Award-winning museum Framework Knitters in Ruddington has launched a campaign to find two volunteering families over the summer holidays.

The families will adopt a flower bed, in the museum’s gardens, and be given British cottage flowers to tend to once a week throughout June, July and August.

Families will also explore and identify the type of plants and flowers, how best to care for them, their benefits, measuring them on a chart and watering the museum’s garden.


Families up to eight can apply to volunteer for one hour a week at a time that suits them, between 11am – 4pm on Wednesdays through to Saturdays and 1:30pm – 4pm on Sundays. Refreshments will also be provided.

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Nottingham museum looks for two volunteering families over the summer holidays

The campaign runs from Friday 5 May until Wednesday 31 May, and families can apply via an entry form which can be collected at the front desk of the museum. Forms can then be returned in person, by post or by emailing


Sarah Godfrey, creative and commercial manager at the museum, said: “This campaign has been designed to target families that are looking to spend quality time together, by getting outside and having some fun.


“We’re always on the lookout for volunteers and this is the perfect opportunity for those who have limited time or don’t have a garden and are keen to show their children the benefits of gardening, as well as volunteering.


“Those who are interested can apply by filling in an entry form at the museum, we’ll be selecting two families to help us this summer and successful applicants will be contacted directly in the first week in June. Best of luck to everyone who enters!”


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