Fundraising

Tractor run is a grand event

A popular tractor run returned last weekend to raise £1,200 for St Bartholomew’s Church and West Pinchbeck Village Hall. In total 38 tractors took part in the West Pinchbeck Tractor Run on Sunday, September 12. They left the hall at 10am returning around 11.30am.Meanwhile there was a BBQ, refreshments and stalls at the hall. One of the organisers, Paul Bellamy, ...

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Ball rolls through charity run

A Spalding great-grandad has returned to running at the age of 71 to complete the Great North Run without leaving South Holland in memory of a relative. Brian Ball was a keen runner before ill health meant he had to stop. However he wanted do something to raise money for cousin Clive Baker who died earlier this year after contracting ...

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Abbie’s South Africa opportunity

A 17-year-old is raising money so she can help teach young people in South Africa. Abbie Brown, from Crowland, is working with the charity Project Trust which sends people on gap year projects. She’s been inspired to do so after seeing her step-sister Charlotte take part in a trip to the country. Abbie, who is set to begin her final ...

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Howzat for a fundraiser?

An annual cricket game strolled back to the crease this year and raised over £1,100 for local good causes. Sir John Hayes’s annual Lords and Commons XI match with Moulton Harrox Cricket Club returned on Sunday, August 29 in the village. The host club took the win, regaining the trophy from Sir John’s team who had retained it in the ...

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Generous donation to project

A new community project led by the Catholic Community in South Holland has received more support from a local self-employed Spalding resident. Local gardener Luke Britton, who has recently set up his own garden maintenance company Perfect Gardens, has donated £200 to Project St Thomas. It aims to provide a Community Café facility and provide Changing Places facilities for those ...

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Caring Cara’s a cut above

A six-year-old from Spalding has had hair cut short for The Little Princess Trust. Cara Smart-Waterfall became interested in wigs after watching the Netflix show Alexa and Katie where they were mentioned. Mum Norma Smart showed her You Tube videos about them including what the Little Princess Trust do for young people who have experienced hair loss due to ill ...

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Ambassador Jake’s charity walk

A Spalding teen has given up some of his summer holiday to raise money through a sponsored walk. Jake Winkett (15), of Spalding, is an ambassador of the Kids Out charity that aims to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Spalding Academy pupil had previously set up a Giving Tree to provide the young people with Christmas presents. And he ...

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Farm’s £2m boost for wildlife charity

A Deeping St Nicholas farm has been thanked by a charity for raising over £2million for it. Vine House Farm has raised the figure for the Wildlife Trusts by giving percentage of its birdseed sales over the last 14 years. More than 400 acres of bird seed crops, hedges, ponds, and wildflower margins at field edges have all been created ...

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GALLERY – Pop-up picnic in the park is a hit

There was fun and games for all the family at a pop-up picnic in the park at Donington Community Centre. With everything from space hoppers to the Rock School Bus, there was plenty to keep visitors occupied. Ella Marie Harris (7) and Kelsey-Marie Lovelock (10). The event is part of the South Holland Outdoor Festival which is offering free events ...

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Marie leads blooming wonderful appeal

A volunteer at a Lincolnshire hospice for 37 years which ended up looking after her mother has launched its latest campaign. Marie Pattison, the supporter care officer at St Barnabas Hospice, is backing the new Wildflower Appeal after thanking colleagues for the support they gave her mum Chris Davies. The Wildflower Appeal enables people to remember loved ones by planting ...

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Centre open day is Liz’s last hurrah

A local charity that provides days out for the elderly is back on its feet and ready for an exciting future – even without one of its founder members at the helm. The Meadows in Spalding is back offering people the chance to socialise, learn new crafts and enjoy food and drink together after the enforced COVID-19 break.A special open ...

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Raise a glass to top festival

Thousands of visitors made their way to Holbeach for a great weekend of music and beer. With live music, food, rides and beer on offer, some 12,000 to 15,000 people helped made the event a huge success.Bands including The Upbeat Beatles, Wild Boys, Bon Giovi and Queen tribute band Flash – provided music for all tastes.“It was definitely our best ...

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Fundraiser for marathon man

A man raising money for a nearby hospice held a coffee morning in Weston Hills last week.Matthew Mahabadi is set to run the London Marathon later this year for the Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.He held the coffee morning to continue his fundraising efforts.In total he earned £150 in donations, £112 from Coffee and Cake and £38 from a raffle ...

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Busiest month for air ambulance

As temperatures soared in July so did missions for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA), continuing an upward summer trend. June had been the busiest month on record for the charity with 151 missions but in July specialist crews were called to 179 incidents.Senior Operations Manager, Chris Bailey said: “How busy we’ve been reinforces the need for our area ...

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Darts ref is flying high

A South Holland butcher and darts ref battled his fear of heights and completed a charity skydive.Ian Tilley, who works at Vine House Farm in Deeping St Nicholas, even shouted “180” while preparing to leap from 15,000 feet through the skies over Durham.He raised £3,200 for a prostate cancer charity.“It was very emotional because it had been cancelled twice in ...

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Triathlon was friends’ thank you to Spalding

They had to deal with extreme heat, got trapped in weeds and complete a job interview, but that didn’t stop two friends raising over £1,500 for a new community centre. Aga Smith and Kinga Rupniewska took on a triathlon in Spalding town centre recently to raise money for Project St Thomas, a bid to turn the former Methodist Church into ...

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Postie’s landmark charity effort

A Spalding postie and his girlfriend have delivered over £700 for charity thanks to a run around London on Sunday. Ade Mills and Rachael Nichols ran the London Landmarks half marathon to raise money for the babies charity Tommy’s. “We had an amazing day and Rachael ran a personal best time for the half marathon distance 2:04:50,” Ade said. “What ...

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Postman’s push for charity

A Spalding postman is hoping to deliver for a charity. Ade Mills is joining girlfriend Rachael Nichols to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday (August 1) to raise money for the charity Tommy’s which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Ade, who lives in Spalding, said: “I was initially going down to support Rachael on the ...

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Fundraiser set up for one-year-old after dad’s murder

A fundraiser has been set up for a one-year-old whose dad was murdered last week. Christopher Higgs (21), of Spalding, has been named as the victim of the incident which occurred at Portland Street in Boston on Wednesday, July 14. Charlie Stevenson (20), of Portland Street, Boston, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last Friday charged with his murder. The Go ...

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Derby date between rivals Holbeach and Bourne will raise vital funds

A charity match between two friendly rivals is aiming to raise money for the Sue Ryder Hospice in Peterborough. The under-18 teams from Holbeach United and Bourne Town will clash one last time at Carter’s Park on Thursday, June 29 (7.45pm), with all monies raised going to the palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity. Entrance on the night is £3 ...

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