Fundraising

Coffee, cake and charity at Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

The only thing finer than coffee and cake is coffee and cake for a good cause. So choose your venue for the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday, September 29. Across the district, cafes, libraries and community hubs are hosting coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Pick your place and turn up for good food, a cup of ...

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Firefighters scrub up and raise cash during charity car wash

Firefighters from Holbeach station turned their attention and hoses to the town’s dirty cars all in a good cause. The team spent Saturday in Tesco car park, Holbeach, washing cars and raising money for the National Firefighter’s Charity. The car wash raised £204 and was one of ten car wash events that took place across the county over the last ...

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Suzanne celebrates 40 years hairdressing with Pinchbeck charity tea party

Hairdresser Suzanne Kinane-Waltham will celebrate 40 years of hairdressing with a charity tea party this Saturday (September 23). The event takes place at Killenaule Hair Studio, Knight Street, Pinchbeck. The party starts at 1.30pm and ends at 4.30. Entertainment on the day will include a raffle, tombola, a sweetie trolley, Pims, sandwiches and cakes. Suzanne says: “To all clients past ...

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Great north runner sisters raise money for charity

Sisters Jasmin (24) and Laura Congreve (21) ran their longest race yet when they took part in The Great North Run in Newcastle, to raise money for charity. The sisters, who grew up in Gedney Hill, lost their mother six years ago. and now fundraise to raise awareness for the Anthony Nolan Trust. Laura said: “This is a charity very ...

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Auntie aiming to raise £50k to give her Cowbit niece with a rare syndrome the life she deserves

All-action auntie Victoria Darby is aiming to raise £50,000 for her Cowbit-based niece who was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder. Mia Clucas, who is the daughter of Victoria’s brother Andrew Clucas and his wife Nikki Clucas, is one of only a few hundred people in the world to have Coffin-Siris Syndrome (CSS). A random mutation in her SMARCB1 ...

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Chosen Charity cash delight

It was a case of money in and money out for a Holbeach charity recently. Schoolgirl Sophia Goodier completed a sponsored cross country walk around Walpole Cross Keys to raise £355. Sophia (9), pictured right, decided to donate the money the Chosen Charity of Holbeach. “What a wonderful achievement for a nine-and-a-half year old,” said Iris Boland, of the charity. ...

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It’s never too late says charity runner

A Long Sutton man has proved it’s never too late to start running as he prepares for his first sponsored half marathon. Retired headteacher Geoff Palmer (67) takes part in the Ely Half Marathon on September 24. He has completed two 10k races but the 13.1-mile course in Ely will be his biggest challenge yet. Geoff said his health and ...

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Have fun fundraising this National Air Ambulance Week

It’s National Air Ambulance Week so if you feel like raising money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance – this is the perfect time. On average the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance carries out an average of three missions a day. Each mission costs the charity approximately £2,500. As such, it’s important support from donations continues. Community fundraiser, Faye ...

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Mum faces fears for charity skydive

A Pinchbeck couple will take the plunge with a sponsored skydive to raise money for a cancer charity that helped a family member. Jumping out of a plane wasn’t Lucy Ellison-Rowe’s (32) ideal fundraiser. But when her eldest son showed his dismay at her idea to shave her head in solidarity for chemotherapy patients, she went to plan B. “It ...

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Pinchbeck record shop gives musical memories

A South Holland record shop owner is donating old-time music to worthy causes in the hope that the nostalgia for the vintage tunes can stir memories. Alan Barnsdale, the owner of Uptown Vinyl Records in Pinchbeck, has donated records that are in good condition but slow to sell, in the hope the old-time music will be appreciated by those with ...

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Braving the shave is a grand way to help

Spalding mum Emma Fisher is sporting a short new hair look to help a good cause. She took part in Brave the Shave. Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Emma (29) had her head shaved in the town centre. She raised nearly £1,000 for the charity which helped her mother Jayne Bycraft, who died aged 29. Her uncle Jont Bycraft, ...

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Pirates land in Tesco at Yo-ho-Holbeach

A Holbeach supermarket was home to a special variety of pirates. A weekend of fundraising saw eye patches galore at the Tesco store where plenty of swashbuckling raised a chest full of gold for a good cause. Well, maybe not gold – but £2,000 was just as good and will go a long way to help fix a roof. The ...

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Gamer in for the long haul as he faces his Destiny

Today (September 6) a Spalding man is bravely risking square eyes and sleep deprivation during a sponsored 24-hour computer games marathon, which includes a spell on the brand new cooperative action game Destiny 2, released today. Nick Perkins (31) is taking part in the 24-hour gaming session with friends around the country for Macmillan Cancer Support, having had friends and ...

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Isobelle’s help for Little Princesses Trust charity

A Holbeach girl will be heading back to school with a new look – but all for a good cause. Isobelle Holmes has had her long hair cut to help children who have lost their own hair through being treated for cancer. A student at Holbeach Academy, Isobelle (pictured) had around 17 inches of hair cut off for the charity ...

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Fantastic fundraisers help to support Focus Club members

A fantastic fundraiser saw more than £300 collected for a Spalding club. The Focus Club arranged the event which included a range of stalls, tombola, a raffle and bric-a-brac. The £325 raised will be used to pay for running costs and to provide a trip for members. The Focus Club is aimed at people with early-onset dementia and offers a ...

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Charity steps-in to ensure hearing aids for George

Fantastic fundraisers and kind-hearted donors have helped raise money to help a five-year-old. The family of George Hall have been astounded at the generosity of people which has meant a £6,000 fundraising target has been met. Susie Hall started raising money at the end of June to raise money for special waterproof hearing aids for her son George. And a ...

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Motor nuerone disease fundraiser snooker tournament returns to Spalding

Spalding League snooker player Nigel Brasier combines his passion for the game with fundraising for the third time as he raises money for a cause close to his heart. The third ‘Nigel The Brave Charity Tournament’ will again raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Nigel (48), from Donington, was diagnosed with the incurable condition in 2013 and ...

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Richard becomes ambassador for the service that saved him

Finally freed from his crashed car after being trapped for two and a half hours, Richard Thacker was airlifted to hospital and safety. Two years on from the accident, Richard has become an ambassador for the volunteer-run Magpas Air Ambulance that flew him to Queen’s Medical Centre trauma centre in Nottingham. Richard, of Spalding, recently visited the Magpas site at ...

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Auction day boost for St Mary’s, Long Sutton

Almost £1,000 was raised by a special auction at a Long Sutton church which is planning its 850th anniversary. The event was held at St Mary’s, which will mark the milestone in 2020 and money is being raised to create a new community room by way of celebration. Father Jonathan Sibley, parish priest, said the auction had been a great ...

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Accountants aim to hit new heights in fundraising bid

A team of accountants from a Spalding firm have kick-started the company’s fundraising exploits by abseiling down one of the most extreme locations in England.   Eight colleagues from the Broad Street firm tackled the 250 foot high Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London to raise money for the Moore Thompson Charitable Fund CIO – the firm’s ...

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