Fundraising

Can you donate a gift?

Generous South Holland residents have been buying toys for our Give A Gift campaign to help make a child smile this Christmas.With more families than ever struggling this year, your gift is more important than ever.The Spalding Voice office will be open from 9am to 5pm weekdays to accept donations. Toys can also be taken to Courtyard Footcare Health and ...

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Horsey Tales for charity

A special book created in Holbeach to raise money for a firefighters charity is on sale.Horsey Tales has three illustrated stories about the adventures of a horse called Tarquin and his animal friends.It has been illustrated by Holbeach firefighter Mike Clarey and created by the author known as Johnny Mackindo.“We are trying to raise funds for the national firefighters charity ...

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Charlie saddles up for charity

A seven-year-old is getting on his saddle to raise money for new library books for his school.Charlie Edgeley is planning to ride his pony Olaf for 10 miles along the Moulton Marsh sea barrier in January.He’s doing so to raise funds for the Friends of John Harrox Primary School group.Charlie himself is in Ahlberg class at the school while mum ...

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Amy looks to go the distance

Disney songs are helping a Spalding hairdresser raise money for charity by running for 50 miles during the second lockdown. Hairdresser Amy Harris spent the first lockdown taking part in the couch to 5K challenge. Now she’s literally taking the running a whole lot further and is looking to amass a combined 50 miles during the current lockdown. “I am ...

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Cyclists rack up the miles

Cyclists have been wheeling around South Holland raising funds for a veterans charity. Karl Perryman and Mark Howard, who are veterans themselves, took on a sponsored bike ride for The Bridge for Heroes. The Kings Lynn-based charity has been supporting serving and veteran armed forces personnel for the last 10 years. The pair, supported by the SouthEast Hand-Cycle raised £667.10 ...

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Red Arrow help for air ambulance auction

A day with the Red Arrows is the top prize being offered as the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance’s latest fundraiser. The LAACA Christmas Auction, launched by members of the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance Countryside Appeal (LAACA), opened on November 6 where bidders can win some fabulous prizes. They include a VIP day with the Red Arrows, relaxing breaks in stunning ...

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Cheque out Masons’ latest donation

A group that provides horse riding sessions for disabled youngsters has had a boost thanks to the Freemasons. The local branch has donated £500 to the Fenland Riding for the Disabled Association. Tony Stanberry, from the St Godric Lodge 7517 in Spalding, presented the cheque recently to RDA volunteers including its chair Lynne Carroll. Mr Stanberry’s daughter Nicky Hastings, also ...

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Helping fight killer disease

The South Holland Rotary Club has been back out on the streets raising money in a bid to eradicate polio. The Rotary movement has raised millions and played a large part in tackling the disease, lowering the number of annual cases by 99.9 per cent since taking on the fundraising effort 35 years ago. The South Holland branch has played ...

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Pennies galore as charity winds down with £70,000 of donations

A Spalding charity that’s raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for healthcare in the town has wound down by giving away a total of £70,000 to local good causes. The Pennygate Patient Link was set up to raise funds for the surgery of the same name and since 2001 it has been responsible for the charity shop on Winsover Road. ...

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Project’s thanks to helpers

Special thanks have been given to volunteers who have helped Ella’s Project to aid the community during the coronavirus pandemic. The group, which is part of The Rightside Trust, has made a number of donations of items including protective equipment it sourced, particularly to healthcare workers. Mark Le Sage, who runs the project named after his daughter, recently thanked four ...

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Mask group raises hundreds for charity

A group of volunteers who’ve been creating face masks to keep people safe took to Spalding Market on Saturday – and even raised money for charity. The Spalding Community Mask Hub started making them for carers during the lockdown and has continued to create them for others. All they ask for in return is donations to the charities they support. ...

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Chosen still helping out

Despite coronavirus and only having one shop open – the Chosen charity has raised thousands of pounds this year. The Holbeach-based charity has given more than £18,000 to local good causes so far. The charity has moved shops, only had one open and was hit by lockdown restrictions. But it hopes to re-open its Fleet Street shop as a Christmas ...

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Marathon effort for our charity runners

It was a London Marathon like no other, but South Holland runners stayed the course to raise money for various charities. Only the world’s top elite athletes were in the capital on Sunday, while thousands of the individual, club and fun runners completed the distance in their own part of the world. Teacher Frances Crampton and teaching assistant Louise Compton, ...

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Santa pops into Holbeach

Was that Santa at Holbeach Fire Station last week? It might be a little early, but Father Christmas was indeed in town and spotted at the Station Street office. He’d popped in to help with a new charity calendar that Holbeach Fire Crew is putting together which will be available in the next few months. It’s looking to raise money ...

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Pensioner and daughter’s walk raises £1,700 for Edie (6)

A 75-year-old from Long Sutton has raised over £1,500 towards a six-year-old with a brain tumour by walking 31.6 miles. Noel Bratt alongside his daughter Keily Cleary took 13 hours and 45 minutes to walk the distance from Ely Cathedral to his Long Sutton home. It was all to raise money for family friend Edie Jackson who is battling a ...

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Look hose been car washing

Holbeach Fire Crew showed how soppy they can get last weekend. They took on a charity car wash at the town’s Tesco on Saturday, raising £162 for the Firefighters Charity. A spokesman for Holbeach Fire Crew would like to thank everyone who came along and supported the event by getting their car washed and special thanks to the manager and ...

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Amazing Alfie (2) walks 27 miles to help other families like his

An incredible two-year-old who has fought off a host of medical issues has completed a 27-mile sponsored walk. Alfie Barraclough, of Holbeach, has raised over £1,000 for the charity Bliss which helps the family of premature or sick babies such as himself. Alfie was born 12 weeks premature, weighing just 1lb 7oz and has battled health issues for most of ...

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School’s golden boys and girls

Pupils at Gosberton Academy have put together a golden charity effort. To mark Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month all of the pupils dressed up in gold or yellow on Friday, September 25. And with two pupils at the school battling leukaemia, the children were only too happy to raise money for the initiative set up by the Children’s ...

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Week of living on refugee rations

A Spalding couple are spending this week living on the rations given to Syrian refugees as they look to held feed a similar sized family for a year. Sam and Craig Luff are taking part in Concern Worldwide’s Ration challenge with all of their meals this week set to come from rice, flour, 170g of red lentils, 85g of chickpeas, ...

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Walk for girl (6) with brain tumour

A 75-year-old former driving tutor is to walk 32 miles for a six-year-old with a brain tumour. Noel Bratt is walking from his Long Sutton home to Ely with daughter Keily Cleary to raise money for Edie Jackson. Noel and his wife Janet are longtime friends of Edie’s family having grown up alongside his grandparents in Essex. And after hearing ...

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