Fundraising

Cat charity’s food and toy request

A charity that helps rescue and look after cats is appealing for donations of food and toys for 2020. The Spalding and District Cat Protection League has been running for 30 years and it’s just had a busy festive period. The group has around 20 volunteers who not only fundraise for their numerous activities, but also rake care of cats ...

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Can you bulk out charity’s gym?

Unused equipment is being sought by a charity looking to create a gym for recently re-homed people to use in Spalding. Framework UK works to re-home those with nowhere to stay in the town. They have 29 beds in South Holland, 15 in Holbeach and 14 in Spalding where those previously homeless stay for between nine and 12 months. The ...

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Agents in Long Sutton pack Santa’s suitcase

Children in Lincolnshire will receive a special Christmas present next week thanks to a Long Sutton travel agent and their Santa’s Suitcase initiative. The town’s branch of Lincolnshire Co-op travel have been collecting toys to be handed out by Lincolnshire County Council’s children services to those that might otherwise not receive a present this Christmas. Branch manager Jane Peacock, said: ...

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Coffee morning for Eric

A coffee morning and craft fair in honour of the late Eric Loveridge organised by his family has raised more than £1,000 for charity. A coffee morning raised £932, which was added to daughter Elaine Ladds’ craft fair total for the year, allowing the family to present a cheque to Prostate Cancer UK for £1,275. The presentation took place at ...

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Club’s charter dinner

The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland Charter dinner took place at Woodlands Hotel in Spalding last month, with the local branch welcoming members from other groups nationally. Pictured above is Past District Governor Chris Chew, Club Secretary Ian Smee, Past President David Spenceley (both of whom have been presented with Paul Harris Fellowship Awards), President Elect Richard Baker, President ...

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Council is collecting gifts

If you have a present to donate to this year’s Give a Gift appeal, you can drop it off at South Holland District Council’s Spalding offices. The district council is one of the companies kindly supporting this year’s campaign as a collection point. The appeal, which was launched by Coun Harry Drury in 2011, helps to ensure Christmas is a ...

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Runner Sam is getting her roller skates on

You can get your skates on this weekend to help a Spalding women who’s to run the London Marathon for a mental health charity. Sam Hall will take on the 26.2-mile challenge in April next year for the Mental Health Foundation. And as part of the fund raising a special roller disco is being held in her honour at the ...

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Trio of charities helped by store

Three charities are hundreds of pounds better off thanks to a ladies’ fashion store. Cindy’s of Sutton Bridge has put on two fashion shows in recent weeks. One in Boston raised a fantastic £572 each for Marie Curie and St Barnabas Hospice. And another held as a fund-raiser for Tonic Health has helped land the Spalding-based charity £788. All of ...

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Give a gift and make Christmas

Make this Christmas a happy one for those children who are less fortunate by donating a toy to the Give A Gift appeal. The Spalding and South Holland Voice have once again teamed up with South Holland district councillor and businessman Harry Drury to launch the appeal. Mr Drury, who founded the Give a Gift campaign in 2011, said: “Sadly, ...

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Lodge’s gift to equine charity

A group that helps those with disabilities take part in equine sports has received a boost from a Long Sutton based charity. The Fenland Daylight Lodge presented a cheque of £500 to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)’s Fenland branch. Formed in 1981 by Elizabeth Dixon-Spain and Jane Carter to give local disabled children the opportunity to share in ...

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Food bank’s new drop off point

Organisers of a foodbank have been told they can no longer collect donations from the supermarket they’ve worked with for years. The Holbeach Community Larder and Sutton Bridge Foodbank have for the last four years had a collection at Tesco’s Holbeach. But this year Tesco and FareShare have linked up to distribute food donated to all stalls to the Trussell ...

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A wheely brilliant bike bonanza

A Whaplode six-year-old has raised more than £500 for Children In Need by cycling 50 miles. Ella Higgins, a pupil at Whaplode School, was inspired to take on the charity effort after seeing a boy with cerebral palsy taking part in a variety of fun activities thanks to Children In Need. She wanted to do something to help others and ...

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Pudsey pops in to services

South Holland residents have once again helped fill up the charity buckets at a service station. Like last year, staff from Applegreen in Spalding and its Greggs branch have been raising money for Children In Need with Pudsey himself even popping in. Staff, including a number from Applegreen’s Milton Keynes head office, handed out cakes. A spokesman for Applegreen: “We ...

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Munro’s muddy marvellous

Staff at the Munro Medical Centre have raised over £1,400 for charity by taking part in the Lincoln Muddy Run. Those that work for the Spalding GP practice that’s celebrating its centenary this year took on the Race for Life event for Cancer Research UK. There was also a team of supporters from the practice while a celebration was held ...

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Barber Steve’s set for charity chop

A Spalding barber is turning Movember on its head and getting rid of the beard he’s grown for years. Steve Jackson has had the around-nine-inch beard for nearly seven years. The 28-year-old, who works at Stuart’s Barber Shop in Spalding, is doing so particularly to raise awareness of mental health issues. “I’ve wanted to take part in Movember for a ...

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Society’s stall raises awareness

The South Holland branch of the Macular Society were in Spalding recently raising awareness of the condition. In association with Molsom and Associates Opticians, the charity’s members were on Spalding Market, handing out information on the condition. They included Leonard Sharpe, the chair of the group, who has suffered macular degeneration in both eyes for the last 30 years. “We’re ...

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Bringing smiles to Sutton Bridge

An annual Christmas toy appeal has been launched and it’s first fundraising event of the season is a quizzical one tomorrow night. Jelly’s & Jolly’s Community Association, Sutton Bridge Christmas Toy Appeal was officially launched last Saturday. This is its sixth year and once again, it hopes to provide young people a Christmas gift who for various reasons may have ...

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Amazing Sophie makes the cut

A Spalding schoolgirl has donated a fantastic 17 inches of hair to Little Princess Trust after years of growing it. Sophie Callow (9), of Clumber Drive, went for her first haircut in years at Short Cuts Salon on Wednesday, where hairdresser Susan Patman cut it for free and even a man having his hair cut before her donated to her ...

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MP lends support at snooker day

A Donington man has celebrated his fifth charity snooker event. Nigel Brasier held his latest snooker tournament on Saturday at Spalding Constitutional Club, in aid of fundraising and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Mr Brasier is affected by the condition himself and was joined on the day by Sir John Hayes MP, along with friends, family and a ...

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Nick’s marathon guide dog effort

A Spalding man who turns 50 years old next month is marking the occasion with a big American run to raise money for a guide dog charity. Nick Pearson got the idea to run for Guide Dogs for the Blind from his father, Dennis, who is blind. Dennis is a regular in Spalding with his guide dog, Ozzie. By running ...

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