Events

Spreading joy from inside out

Families in South Holland following the rules to stay at home and in self-isolation are spreading colourful messages of hope by painting rainbows and other colourful things to display in their windows. One such family is Crystal Barnett (25), partner Stephen Rudd (21) and their three children Ethan (5), Blaze (3), and Poppy (2), who have been “extra busy” making ...

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Freemasons raise thousands for hospital ward with charity ball

Freemasons have raised £2,500 for a hospital ward as a thank you for the care the ward has given. The Alexandra Masonic Lodge, which is based in Long Sutton, put on their annual Ladies’ Festival on Saturday, March 14, to raise money for the Breast Cancer Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in King’s Lynn. It follows the fantastic ...

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Party for village’s elderly

A party that’s been put on for everyone over 65 in Quadring has entered its eighth decade itself. Every year for the last 71 years the hugely popular Quadring Senior Citizen Party has been put on for the village’s elderly. And this year was no exception with 97 people at the village hall. A special presentation was made to the ...

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Special run for group’s first birthday

The first anniversary of a Crowland parkrun takes place in April and hopes to welcome new runners to the group. Parkrun events have become regular fixtures across the country and a year ago, South Holland got its first. Snowden Field parkrun event director Adam Carress makes it clear the regular running session is just that – a run rather than ...

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The Pride of South Holland Awards 2020 nomination form

To nominate your local hero, fill out this form and send it to jan@tulip-events.co.uk Pride2020Download

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Help Spalding make a splash again with waterways festival

The community and businesses are being urged to get on board with a potential new water-based festival for Spalding. Members of the Spalding Town Forum raised the possibility of getting a committee together to launch a festival based in and around the town’s waterways, maybe from 2021. And they want to hear from interested people, businesses and groups who want ...

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Rotarians have plenty of variety

An annual show aimed at giving the elderly a Saturday night out returned with aplomb recently. The Rotary Club of the Spalding and the Welland’s Annual Variety Show saw 300 people enjoy a host of entertainment at the South Holland Centre on Tuesday, March 3. Showbiz professionals Tracie Hughes and Jennifer Bentley, of Spellbound, MC’d the night which included acts ...

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Holbeach to host VE Day celebration party

The 75th anniversary of VE Day will be celebrated in style in Holbeach thanks to a party organised by a district councillor. Coun Tracey Carter has booked one of Britain’s best big bands to make the 1940s-themed event suitably swing. Kalamazoo Dance Band will play the event and the party will take place at the town’s WI Hall on Friday, ...

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Leaps aplenty at charity ball

A marriage proposal was one of the highlights as thousands of pounds were raised for charity at a fancy ball. The Leap Year Ball, held at Springfields, Spalding, was organised by members of WeightWatchers and more than £2,810 was raised for Diabetes UK and The Friends of the Garth School in Spalding. It adds to the overall total of fundraising ...

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Pavanotti performance for those affected by flooding

An operatic tribute act is putting on a special concert this weekend to raise funds for those affected by flooding in Wales. Jeff Woods, aka Pavanotti, from Pinchbeck will be performing in Caffe Aurora, Holbeach on from noon on Saturday (February 22) to raise funds for those affected by the dreadful flooding in the Rhondda Valley where Jeff lived for ...

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Boxing clever for local charities

Former world champion Amir Khan was the star turn alongside a host of talented young boxers as Spalding’s annual Boxing Night at Springfields again proved a knockout success. In its 26th year, the Spalding and District Round Table event saw thousands of pounds raised for local charities. Attendees witnessed eight fantastic bouts of boxing on the night with the home ...

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Gallery – Having a ball at glamorous event

Over £4,000 was raised for local charities as a glamorous ball returned for an eighth year. The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland’s Two Lips Ball returned to Springfields last Saturday. This year’s event raised thousands in aid of the St John’s Ambulance and local Rotary supported charities. £2,000 was raised thanks to the raffle which had fantastic prizes including ...

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Stars in town for all things sci-fi

Springfields wlll be packed out with movie stars, cosplay fantatics, props and stalls at the end of the month for the next edition of Geekmania. The sci-fi and fantasy convention will welcome stars from the likes of Harry Potter, Star Wars and Torchwood, as well as acclaimed authors and artists on Sunday, February 23. A visual spectacle, cosplayers dressed as ...

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Events to mark 850th birthday

A Long Sutton Church has a packed series of events this coming year in celebration of turning 850 years old. Long Sutton St Mary’s Church’s history dates back to 1080, when the first chapel was built by Cluniac monks by the port at Manor House, near what is now the A17. The monks erected a temporary wooden chapel in the ...

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Down and dirty with workshop

A composting workshop for families is coming to a Spalding allotment this month. A family composting workshop for beginners is being held at Spalding’s Grow and Share Community Allotment. While adults pick up tips on composting, children will be able to have a go at making a bird feeder and take part in a bug hunt. The sessions, which are ...

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Spalding Cemetery friends meeting date set

Friends of Spalding Cemetery will hold an ‘informal meeting’ next month in the hope of forming a dedicated group to assist with a host of duties. The meeting, which runs from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, February 8, is for anyone interested in learning more about the heritage site and learn about how they can help, with research, photography, litter-picking ...

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Rural parenting drop-in

A new, free parenting drop-in takes place on Thursday, January 30, at Holbeach St Marks Village Hall. Organised by Better Births Lincolnshire, the drop-in runs from 10.30am-12.30pm and will offer all sorts of advice and social opportunities. Sarah-Jane Richens, Perinatal Peer Support Project Manager – Lincolnshire, said: “We know that new mums can sometimes feel isolated and lonely after having ...

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Amir adds punch to show

Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has been announced as the special guest as Spalding’s annual boxing show returns with a bang. The Spalding and District Round Table Premier Boxing Event is back on February 15 for the 26th year having raised over £250,000 for local charities. There’s a three-course meal and eight amateur boxing fights via the England Police ...

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Voice readers make Christmas very merry

The generosity of the public will make Christmas a much nicer time for those in need as the Give a Gift campaign celebrates its most successful year to date. Spearheaded by Coun Harry Drury, Give a Gift has passed on donated toys to less fortunate children for the last eight years. Harry said: “Even after eight years of doing this, ...

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Sam’s amazing smooth effort

A man who pledged to shave his beard and head for charity has been left smoother and colder, while making a Spalding women’s charity an amazing £714 better off. Sam Fowler met the clippers at his workplace of Ladbrokes in Spalding on Tueday morning (December 10). “Because we raised so much money it made me look forward to it more ...

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