Fundraising

Celebrating Santa’s helpers

Representatives of charitable groups and good causes came together on Tuesday, February 4, at The Woodlands Hotel, Spalding, for an evening with members of the Rotary Club of South Holland where donations were made to them for all for their help in December’s Christmas Sleigh campaign. President Jon Martin thanked them for their help with the collections explaining that they ...

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Golfers club together

Golfers have teed up a fantastic donation of £5,000 to help people with disabilities ride horses. Spalding Golf Club made the fantastic donation to the Fenland Riding for the Disabled Assocation (RDA) a group of volunteers who put horse riding sessions on for pupils of the Priory and Garth School. Spalding’s 2019 ladies’ captain Lainy MacLeman and senior captain Peter ...

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Rapunzel fans help homeless

Charitable panto-goers over Christmas have helped Polka Dot Pantomimes raise more than £1,000 for a homeless charity. The company’s version of Rapunzel was the panto on over Christmas at the South Holland Centre in Spalding. A Polka Dot Pantomimes spokesman said: “£1,179.18 was the total amount of donations made by the wonderful audiences who came along to watch Rapunzel at ...

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Sleigh run funds for nursery

A Crowland nursery has been awarded funds following the fire station’s great efforts during the recent Sleigh Run over Christmas. A spokesman for Crowland Fire Station said: “Some of the crew were pleased to be able to hand over a cheque for £781 to Abbey 345 Preschool recently, following the sleigh run in December. “We look forward to hearing more ...

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Isla’s dress-up day for Oz

A West Pinchbeck schoolgirl sparked an animal-themed fundraising day to help Australia. Class teacher Rachel Cannon said: “Pupils at St Bartholomew’s Primary School were shocked to hear the news about the Australian bush fires and how they are growing at an alarming rate, causing devastation to people and wildlife. The teachers got involved. “In the school Isla Pattinson asked if ...

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Feline happy thanks to your donations

A charity that helps rescue and look after cats has thanked the community for their generous donations. The Spalding and District Cats Protection League appealed for donations after a particularly busy Christmas for its 20 years. And organiser Sandra Gelsthorpe says they’ve had fantastic donations of cat food, toys and items for their fund-raising jumble sales from a host of ...

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Jake donates his trip money

A hospice close to the heart of a Spalding Grammar School student has benefited from his fundraising of £1,000. Jake Barnes was part of a planned school expedition to Peru later this year but the trip was cancelled due to a lack of participants. Jake (16), who had already raised £1,000 towards the trip through various means including bingo sessions ...

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Race night raises thousands

A hospice was the big winner as a race night raised over £3,000 for it last weekend. Don and June Wright put on the special night at Spalding Golf Club for the Sue Ryder-ran Thorpe Hall hospice. The all-ticket event hosted by Tom Mehew of Premier Race Night proved a huge success with an excellent crowd enjoying nine races. Together ...

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Rehomers are chosen cause

A dog charity has been given money as one of the year’s first recipients of a Holbeach charity shop’s takings. Chosen Charity, which operates two shops in Holbeach, presented a representative from Jerry Green Dog Rescue with a cheque for £1,000. A Chosen spokesman said: “We handed a cheque to Liz Hinckley from Jerry Green Dog rescue. £1,000.00 to help ...

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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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