Fundraising

A blessing for brews at Spalding Beer and Music Festival

Some of the ales featuring at this year’s Spalding Beer and Music Festival have been blessed. The Rev Canon Steve Simcox (pictured right), minister at St John The Baptist Church, dropped in on Austendyke Ales in Weston Hills – one of the many local breweries supplying the festival – to taste a drop and read a blessing. The three-day event ...

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Three Peaks Challenge for primary school teacher Sam

A teacher at St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School in Spalding is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to fundraise for a centre which Year 6 pupils visit each year. Sam Morton is hoping to make £1,000 for Briars Diocesan Centre in Crich, Derbyshire, by climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, starting on Thursday, June 29. The ...

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Target hit! £10,000 appeal for cancer sufferer Kieran’s family completes

The family of cancer sufferer Kieran Taylor have expressed their heartfelt thanks to the community after a £10,000 appeal target was reached this week.(May 11)   It means seven-year-old Kieran’s parents Steve and Karen and sister Caitlin (9) will all be able to support him during treatment in America, expected to last two months. The Deeping St Nicholas family fly ...

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Ladies’ night in Donington in memory of Deneez

A ladies’ night in memory of a popular Donington woman raised £1,885 for Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support. Samantha Danyluk organised it to mark the tenth anniversary in June of the death of her mum Deneez Cook from pancreatic cancer at the age of 45. Samantha said: “Macmillan were our heroes during this time.  “Mum knew how to have ...

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Support fund for cancer sufferer Kieran (7) tops £9,000

The appeal to help Deeping St Nicholas cancer sufferer Kieran Taylor has topped £9,000. A table top sale at Spalding Grammar School last Saturday raised £540 and Spalding and District Round Table officially handed over a £2,500 donation on Monday (pictured). Kieran (7), a pupil at St John’s Primary School in Spalding, is to undergo specialist follow-up treatment in America following the removal ...

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Three Peaks climb for Pinchbeck work pals

Six work colleagues are temporarily swapping Pinchbeck for the Three Peaks Challenge. The friends from Coveris in Wardentree Park are hoping to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowden all within 24 hours from 5pm on Friday, May 5. They hope to raise £1,500 for Clic Sargent, which is the company’s charity and has benefitted by £15,000 over the ...

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Spalding firefighters blaze a fundraising trail at Sainsbury’s

Spalding firefighters have thanked the public and Sainsbury’s staff for their support of a fundraiser in the Holland Market store. Crews collected for The Fire Fighters’ Charity and Newlife The Charity for Disabled Children, in support of their colleagues Clive Baillie and Kyle Campbell, who will be completing the Three Peaks Challenge and cycling in between. There were two static bikes and ...

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Top DJs on the decks at Spalding pub in memory of Mark

Two of the country’s top DJs are due to perform at The Black Swan in Spalding in a charity fundraiser. The event on Friday, May 5, featuring Mark EG and Chris Liberator, is in memory of local DJ Mark Blyth, who died last year. Friend Adam Squance, of Holbeach, said: “The idea for the event came after the untimely passing of my ...

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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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