Events

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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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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