Fundraising

Karen’s London Marathon challenge for meningitis charity

A Spalding runner will be pounding the streets of London on Sunday to raise money for a charity close to her heart. Karen O’Rourke (46) has set herself the gruelling challenge of competing in the London Marathon, in aid of the charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF). Karen, of Osier Road, who works in the town’s Sainsbury’s, will be running for MRF ...

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Spalding Market traders’ fundraising contines with tombola

Spalding market traders will be fundraising again on Saturday in their bid to gather enough funds to kit out a Skegness lifeboat (about £1,500). A tombola will be held next to the watch stall in Hall Place and donation tins will on several stalls. The latest fundraiser follows an auction in Market Place on April 8, which raised £444 for ...

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Swimmers on their starting blocks in Spalding thanks to fundraising support

South Lincolnshire Competitive Swimming Club has six new starting blocks at a cost of £11,797. Spalding Beer and Music Festival, which is organised by Spalding Round Table and Spalding Ladies’ Circle, donated £3,212 towards the purchase. Parents of the swim club members helped man the bar at last year’s event. Phil Cookson, fundraising chairman at the club, raised additional funding ...

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Spalding Classic Car Club donation in memory of Ivan

Spalding Classic Car Club has donated £500 to Holbeach Hospital in memory of friend and club member Ivan Cunnington, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, spending his final days in the care of the hospital. Ivan, of Gedney Dyke, was also one of the founding members of the King’s Lynn and District Motor Club, chairman for many years, and ...

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£45,000 this year takes Crowland Cancer Fund’s all-time donations to £737,000

Crowland Cancer Fund has held its annual presentation event, giving out a total of £45,000 to six good causes. St Barnabas Lincolnsire Hospice, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care each received £10,000, Teenage Cancer Trust got £7,000, Johnson Hospital Tulip Suite £6,000 and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals’ haematology and oncology unit £2,000. Crowland Cancer Fund, which has ...

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Louise tackles maiden marathon

A student from Gosberton is gearing up to tackle her first London Marathon.   Louise Austen, who is currently studying for a degree in learning support on the road to teaching, is raising money for Children with Cancer UK.   The 30-year-old, who is on work placement at Gosberton Academy, has been inspired to tackle the 26-mile challenge by her ...

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Chosen’s £2,000 for training centre

Chosen Charity has donated £2,000 to First Steps Vocational Training Centre in Boston, which offers alternative education. It will go towards six new computer towers in a suite which all students access for their BTEC IT studies. Iris Boland, joint manager/treasurer of the Holbeach shop, said: “We wish all the students good luck for their future success.” Iris also thanks Jeremy ...

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Bakkavor staff’s £1,000 for blood bikes

Bakkavor office workers in Spalding have presented £1,000 to Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bikes Service (LEBBS), their chosen charity for 2016. Bakkavor’s Group Services employees nominate charities that have made a personal difference to their own families and are close to their heart. The amount was raised through various activities including quizzes, sporting sweepstakes and Christmas lunches. Blood bikes provide an ...

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Many chip in for new minibus for The Spalding Special Schools

Pupils at The Spalding Special Schools are getting around in a new minibus thanks to support from Lord’s Taverners and Lady Taverners and 13 South Holland district councillors. The Garth School and The Priory School, which cater for children with complex needs between the ages of 3 to 19, match-funded the wheelchair accessible minibus with £28,000. The Lord’s Taverner’s minibus ...

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Outstanding lots at Rotary Club’s charity Two Lips ball

The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland is holding its fifth annual Two Lips charity ball at Springfields on Saturday, March 18.     The event will feature top tribute band The Driftars together with a disco, three-course meal, auction, raffle and gift tree.   The popular auction this year will have several outstanding lots, including two tickets for the ...

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Amazing adventure to support a charity close to Chris’ heart

A Spalding man who spent nearly a quarter-of-a-century in the Royal Air Force has just completed an amazing adventure for the Help for Heroes charity.     Chris Heeley, of Leiden Fields, spent ten days in Burma trekking across the South East Asian country to raise funds for the charity.   The 66-year-old is hoping his efforts will break the ...

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Twin sisters’ fundraising for Boston Breast Unit

Events organised at their homes by twin sisters Diane Tilley and Elaine Ladds raised £855 for Boston Breast Unit at Pilgrim Hospital. Diane and her friends raised £565 with a coffee morning in Westminster Drive, Spalding, and Elaine made £290 through craft days at her bungalow in Fosdyke. They said: “We wanted to raise the money in memory of our late ...

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Auction at Spalding Market to support RNLI at Skegness

South Holland residents are being encouraged to support a charity auction at Spalding Market on Saturday, April 4. It will raise funds for the RNLI service at Skegness. Organiser Justin Grimshaw, of Pendragon Antiques, who will be assisted by M&A Auctions, says there are no limits to what type of goods can be entered – but they must be regarded ...

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance benefits from carrier bag sales at Springfields

Customers at Springfields Home and Garden Centre in Spalding who bought carrier bags have supported Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The £912 proceeds, which garden centre manager Joe Garland is pictured presenting to Anne Palmer, a volunteer at the charity’s Spalding shop, includes donations to collection boxes.

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Young Farmers in new gear thanks to Spalding beerfest donation

Spalding and District Young Farmers’ Club have new logoed clothing thanks to a donation by Spalding Beerfest and Music Festival. Spalding YFC gave volunteer help at last year’s first annual beerfest, organised by Spalding and District Round Table and Spalding and District Ladies’ Circle. The beerfest committee gave a £1,000 donation to Spalding YFC by way of appreciation and this ...

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Rotary Club of South Holland’s donations as thanks for Santa sleigh help

The Rotary Club of South Holland has formally thanked the many clubs and  organisations which helped with the 2016 Christmas Sleigh Collection. Representatives attended the Rotary Club’s meeting at The Woodlands Hotel last week and were presented with cheques in recognition of their groups’ help. Club president Steve Colby said: “Since we first began the sleigh collection in 1986 there ...

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Cowbit villagers crowdfund to protect store premises

Villagers have rallied to support the owner of their local shop after a break-in – launching a fundraising bid for beefed-up security and quickly topping £500. So many people turned up to help in the clear-up of Cowbit Village Store after up to £1,000 of cigarettes and alcohol was stolen that owner Colin Foxwell had to turn some away. Shop ...

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Jack’s famous Christmas lights display raises £1,058 for hospital

Donations by members of the public wowed by Jack Turner’s well-known annual Christmas lights display raised £1,058 for Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust last year. Each year the Fleet Road homeowner puts on a spectacle which attracts visitors from miles around. Hospital manager Maxine Winch said: “On behalf of Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust, I would like to ...

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Moulton Ladies dish out £1,000 in donations

Moulton Ladies have made donations totalling £1,000 to seven good causes. Representatives from Macmillan Cancer Support, Moulton Mill, St Barnabas, Moulton Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn radiology department, The Salvation Army Boston and Holbeach Hospital collected cheques at this month’s meeting. The group holds various fundraising events throughout the year and then decides at its annual general meeting in ...

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Star guest Frampton is a hit at Spalding Round Table boxing night

Former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton packed a punch as star guest at Spalding and District Round Table’s boxing night. The charitable organisation added to the more than £200,000 it has raised over the previous 22 annual events, with proceeds going to good causes in the area. Frampton was the talk of last Saturday’s event at Springfields Events Centre in ...

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