Events

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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Hundreds of toys gifted for appeal

Ashwood Homes and the Fun Farm are the latest businesses to back our Give a Gift Appeal. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with Coun Harry Drury to launch the Give A Gift appeal. The latest donations include £250 from Ashwood Homes which has been used to purchase a fantastic range of gifts, and a selection of ...

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Spalding steps into Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Spalding. Sunday, December 8 saw the town’s Christmas lights switched on and it was preceded by a day of fun and activities. The headline act once again was Santa Claus himself. Throughout the town centre and at Ayscoughfee Hall were a host of games and stalls. Real-life barn animals proved popular ...

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The sweet sound of the annual town school choir competition

Spalding’s schoolchildren were in fine voice at the amazing choir competition held last week. The packed St Mary’s and St Nicolas Church was filled with song as the sound of school choirs soared and lifted spirits. More than 400 people attended the concert, where St John the Baptist school took top spot. Second place went to St Paul’s Community Primary ...

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Santa and Rotary’s Spalding touring plans

Santa Claus has set out his route for Spalding and surrounds, with help from the Rotary Club of South Holland. His journey has already started, see last week’s The Voice or website to see if he’s near you. They will also be taking Santa to Morrison’s in Pinchbeck on December 12, 20 and 23. Here’s a list for the visits ...

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Children light up town at parade

It was another amazing weekend of light in Holbeach, with a lantern parade in the streets, an exciting light show and a Christmas fair. Once again held at All Saints’ Church, Holbeach, the Christmas fair had the church packed with stalls and crafts, as well as entertainment from a historical dance group who travelled over from Grantham. On Friday night, ...

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Club and legal firm join forces

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Spalding and Roythornes Solicitors have joined forces to collect for various charities both nationally and internationally. The Inner Wheel Club is collecting a number of items for Roythornes, including hard backed books for a local bookshop, undergarments for vulnerable women and children in Africa, and school uniforms for children overseas. In turn, Roythornes ...

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Church calls South Holland a people trafficking ‘hotspot’

South Holland is a “people trafficking hotspot” and a Catholic organisation is holding a seminar in Spalding to discuss the issue. Regarding modern day slavery, a spokesman for The Santa Marta Group – an international initiative of the Catholic Bishops Conference in England and Wales – said: “Sadly, The Fens is regarded as one of the ‘hot spots’ in the ...

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Chances to light up to remember

A celebration will be held in Spalding in December, to remember loved ones at a difficult time of year. St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is inviting the local community to remember a loved one at Christmas at their annual Light up a Life celebration in Spalding. This unique celebration is a special time for families and friends to join together in ...

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Club gets its key to the door

The November meeting of the Spalding and District U3A found members celebrating 21 years of their U3A. Previous chairmen were invited to attend and were introduced to the current membership. A birthday cake was served to more than 130 members and visitors towards the end of the afternoon. Also at the meeting, Cambridgeshire author Sylvie Short gave a talk, which ...

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Arty help for Pinchbeck hub

An art showcase will take place on Saturday evening to raise money for Pinchbeck Hub. Since it opened at the beginning of 2016, Pinchbeck Community Hub and Library has hosted organisations looking for a regular home. One such group is Arts INKorporated – a collection of nine local artists who started painting in their later years. Admission is free, refreshments ...

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School’s big Children In Need fundraiser

Kind children and staff at a primary school had their eye on raising hundreds for Children in Need last week. Everyone at Weston Hills Primary School got involved with a fun day of activities for the national charity. Children designed their own eye patches and then donated 20p to enter them into a competition. Everybody in school also made a ...

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Charity has shed loads of bargains

A charity’s efforts to bring back a Long Sutton institution have proved so successful it’s bringing it back again for Christmas. The formerly discontinued Market Auction is back in the town thanks to the hugely popular Men’s Shed group. The charity, that aims to prevent loneliness in men, used the first event last month to sell wares its members had ...

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Community room opens at store

A brand new room that community groups can use for free is among the new features for a redeveloped supermarket. Morrisons in Pinchbeck has had a refurbishment and they’ve set aside one small room with a fitted kitchen that can be booked out by groups of 16 or under. Among those who already use the room are the local University ...

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Great turn out for spooky fun

Springfields’ annual fireworks display took a walk on the weird side this year as the ghouls came to town. The Fright Night Fireworks event took a spooky turn for the first time this year as it was held on Halloween. There were some fantastic costumes on show and throughout the stores that opened until 9pm on the night. There was ...

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Area will pay its respects to fallen

South Holland will remember the fallen in a series of events in and around Armistice Day. Remembrance Sunday on November 10 will see the Royal British Legion’s annual parade from The Market Place to Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding. Volunteers from the local branch of the legion have been in training for the parade which will makes its way through Bridge Street ...

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Spooky fun for a great cause

A Spalding man is turning his love for the fun-filled Halloween spirit into cash for a cancer charity this Thursday when he transforms his house and garden into a spooky wonderland. Jamie Knight has transformed his Cathedral Drive home and garden into a trick or treater’s paradise for the past decade and said the last few years he’s drawn more ...

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International cat show first

Spalding is to host its fur-st ever International Cat Show this month. The TiCats and Cakes Cat Club will feature judges from across the world and will support local charities. Held at Spalding Grammar School on the weekend of November 16/17, the event is hotly anticipated by Claire Winman, Show Manager and Club President of TiCats & Cakes Cat Club. ...

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Chance for young people to choose town’s future

A new project is set to help young people in and around Spalding is holding its A Future Spalding session at the South Holland Centre on Friday. This Is Not London, a group formed by two artists, are exploring the idea of ‘Does living somewhere isolated make you feel it?’, with a series of sessions and art projects. On Friday ...

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Hell of a Halloween in Weston

A group aiming to improve the community spirit in Weston are set to have a scream at their next event. Love Weston is creating a special spooky trail around the village as well as a party on October 26. Villagers are being urged to decorate their homes and there will be a trail on the day of the party ending ...

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