Fundraising

Solicitor’s gruelling ride to raise cash for Macmillan charity

A Spalding solicitor is taking to the saddle to raise cash for a cancer charity by cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.   Adrian Lazell is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and will be taking to the roads in September for his mammoth ride.   “We have all lost someone to cancer. We lost John Aitken, our senior ...

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Strictly stars dance the night away at annual Johnson ball

Fundraisers who danced the night away with Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton du Beke and Erin Boag have collected almost £5,000 for the Johnson Community Hospital.   The pair were special guests at the annual Johnson Community Hospital Ball, which was held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre.   More than 600 guests were treated to a glittering performance from ...

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Party time as annual Bakkavor event aims to top charity total

Organisers of the annual Bakkavor Party in the Park are aiming to top last year’s massive charity fundraising total at this weekend’s event.   Last year £15,000 was donated to charities from the event which takes place on July 15 and 16 at Springfields Event Centre, Spalding.   All proceeds from Party in the Park ticket sales and the Sunday ...

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Anglian Regiment’s £10,000 cheque from fundraiser Harold

Military vehicles were out in force at the weekend for a fundraiser in Fleet.   A huge cheque for £10,000 was presented by Harold Payne, of the Anglia Motel, to members of the Royal Anglian Regiment’s A Company.   He has raised a total of £132,000 for the regiment’s benevolent fund over the last five years.   The latest event, ...

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Friends to take part in 5k run to honour cancer fighter Allison

In honour and support of a family friend whose cancer recovery has been described as “miraculous,” two 12-year-olds will take on a fundraising 5K.     Allison Law (40), mum to Jada (6) and Jet (4), was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer in January, which had spread to her bones and kidneys. Doctors said there was no cure and, privately, ...

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Fantastic family fun raises cash for good community causes

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Crowland Show at the weekend and local good causes are set to benefit.   Glorious summer weather ensured a steady flow of visitors to Snowden Field to enjoy a range of attractions on Saturday.   Circus workshops, dog shows, horse shows, music, birds of prey and refreshments were all on offer at the event. ...

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Kieran’s specialist cancer treatment in USA gets under way

Specialist cancer treatment in America for Deeping St Nicholas lad Kieran Taylor got under way on Tuesday (June 20). The seven-year-old, who had a brain tumour removed last year, will have daily proton beam therapy for six weeks in Florida. The NHS-sponsored therapy, currently not available in the UK, deals with types of cancer in critical areas when it is ...

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Apply now for slice of Spalding beerfest’s £15,000 profit

Organisers of last month’s Spalding Beer and Music Festival want to hear from good causes for youths which would like a slice of the £15,000 profit.   Groups, clubs, organisations and schools in and around Spalding are invited to apply for funding. However, event organisers Spalding Round Table and Spalding Ladies’ Circle, stress that every application must directly benefit children. ...

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Ticket sales deadline for music hall showcase

Tickets for St Nicolas Players’ forthcoming music hall showcase in Holbeach must be bought by Saturday, June 16. The event is at the WI Hall in Park Road on Saturday, June 24 (7.30pm). In aid of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, £10 tickets are available from Holbeach Wholefoods in High Street and Chosen charity shop in Fleet Street. They can ...

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Bingo! Phyllis’s fundraising passes £7,000 mark

Charity champion Phyllis Harris has taken her fundraising past the £7,000 mark after her latest bingo event at Whaplode Village Hall. Phyllis raised £374.50 for a memorial garden which is being created in Westgate Woods at Boston. The plan is to develop a restful memorial space accessible by all for relatives, friends and colleagues to come and remember those who ...

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Beerfest sups its way to impressive £15,000 profit

About 4,000 visitors made the second annual Spalding Beer and Music Festival another smash hit. The joint Spalding Round Table and Spalding Ladies’ Circle event is expected to have topped £15,000 profit – all of which will be distributed to good causes in the local community in the coming months. Across the event from last Friday (May 26) to Sunday, ...

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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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