Fundraising

Give your HeART to hospice

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, a Lincolnshire hospice is urging South Holland to get involved with creating its new HeART Trail. 2022 is a big year for St Barnabas which runs services across Lincolnshire, including weekly sessions in Spalding. The HeART Trail is one of its usual fundraisers and involves sculptures being erected with special designs. In the ...

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Former Holbeach clubs donate thousands of pounds to The Meadows Day Centre

The organisers of two Holbeach clubs which have disbanded were able to donate thousands of pounds to local charities. Holbeach Friday Club and Holbeach Pop In presented a cheque for £4,500 to Patrick Skells – chairman of the trustees at The Meadows Day Centre, Spalding. Two further cheques were also given to Patchett’s Lodge and Holbeach Hospital. Pat Harland, from ...

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Give a Gift is huge success

The generosity of the public will make Christmas a much nicer time for those in need as the Give a Gift campaign celebrates its most successful year to date. Spearheaded by Coun Harry Drury, Give a Gift has passed on donated toys to less fortunate children for the last ten years. Harry said: “Even after ten years of doing this, ...

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Plenty of cuddles for Christmas

A local charity has thanked the public and businesses that have helped them ‘Donate a Cuddle’ once again this Christmas. Every year Ella’s Project collects toys, especially cuddly ones, for those children who may otherwise not receive a present this year. It was set up by Mark Le Sage, of Spalding, whose daughter the charity is named after. Mark said: ...

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Gosberton Academy is full of festive cheer this year

Gosberton Academy has been getting into the festive spirit thanks to its PTFA. A total of £1,677 was raised for the organisation which provides items and experiences for the school. Within the last few weeks of school the group paid for all pupils to attend Blackfriars Theatre, Boston, to watch the pantomime Dick Whittington. They also put on a Christmas ...

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Family star in charity video to help others

A South Holland family are fronting a national campaign to help raise awareness of a children’s charity. The WellChild campaign includes a video of a concert where families sing the 12 Days of Christmas.Aside from being part of the national, seasonal initiative, the video was also shown at a charity concert held at Lambeth Palace, home to the Archbishop of ...

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Generous Jake’s Xmas gifts

A 16-year-old from Spalding who acts as a youth ambassador for a national charity has once again been helping others in the run up to Christmas. Jake Winkett has been supporting Kids Out for several years and once again this Christmas arranged a ‘Giving Tree’ to help provide gifts for young people who would otherwise go without a gift this ...

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New smart TV for Sense

Users of the Sense centre at West Pinchbeck will be able to enjoy a smart TV thanks to a donation from Spalding Lions. The Lions have donated £750 to the Sense UK Recourse Centre at Glenside, to enable them to purchase a smart TV for their sensory room. This will allow them to connect directly into their network of training ...

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Factory shop helps larder

A community larder has received an early Christmas present thanks to the customers of a Holbeach shop. The Original Factory Shop in Holbeach asked customers earlier this year which charity they would like the store to support and it was the community larder. “We are really excited that we and our customers have helped raise £534.60 for the Holbeach Community ...

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Putting on the style for Pudsey

There was a lot of bear behaviour across South Holland when fundraisers did their bit for Children in Need. Staff and pupils at St Bartholomew’s Primary School in West Pinchbeck dressed in pyjamas and onesies to raise cash for the national appeal.They topped £200 by selling merchandise as well as holding the school’s non-uniform day.Ivy Reynolds (8), who attends Spalding ...

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Keep your donations coming for this year’s Give A Gift Campaign

Thanks to everyone who has donated to this year’s Give A Gift campaign so far but we still need more presents. The appeal makes a huge difference to struggling families across South Holland and Boston, ensuring children who wouldn’t get a present have something to open on Christmas Day. We’ll be delighted if you decide to support the appeal, which ...

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Fire service take trophy in Remembrance Day battle with Police

Any rivalry between blue light services was put to one side to help raise money for charity on Sunday night. Members of the county’s fire and rescue and police officers from Spalding pulled on their football boots for a fiercely contested match. “The game did not disappoint and massive thanks go to everyone involved in setting this up,” said firefighter ...

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Santa Clause is coming to town – here’s when

Spalding Lions, South Holland Rotary Club and Spalding Fire Crews will be out and about with their Santa sleighs again this year, raising money for local good causes. Here’s where and when you can see Santa. Spalding Lions will be taking him around local villages with visits starting at 5.30pm unless otherwise stated. Wednesday, December 1: Pinchbeck – Brayfields, St ...

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Please consider donating to this year’s Give a Gift campaign

As the festive season creeps ever closer, we are asking you to support our Give A Gift campaign and help make a child smile this Christmas. While you are doing your Christmas shopping if you would consider buying an extra gift to donate to our campaign it would be very much appreciated. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has once ...

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Blue light clash for Poppy Day

Two emergency services are to clash on the football pitch, all in the name of charity this Sunday, (November 14). A team from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will take on a Lincolnshire Police XI for the Inter Services Remembrance Day Trophy at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in Spalding at 7.30pm. The Remembrance Sunday event is being played to ...

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Walk in memory of baby son Rory

A Spalding man has walked 310,000 steps to raise money for a charity that supported him and his wife when they lost their baby. Ryan and Kirsty McClenaghan lost their baby boy Rory in August at 27 weeks and six days – 13 weeks before he was due. Ryan McClenaghan Since their loss, the couple, who married on May 22 ...

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Zebra’s annual Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ event proves to be monster hit

A Spalding band’s regular ‘Spooktacular’ proved a success and raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a woman who died from a brain aneurysm. On Saturday (October 30) Zebra’s annual Halloween special returned with the group of musicians playing a free ball at The Deepings Stage. And this year was a poignant one as part of the £300 raised on ...

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Scale of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire revealed

A charity that helps domestic abuse victims in Lincolnshire had an average of more than five referrals every day in the last financial year, its been revealed. Between April 2020 and March 2021, EDAN (End Domestic Abuse Now) Lincs received requests for help for 1,997 individuals, 343 of whom were children, the organisation’s AGM was told. Of those, 1,016 were ...

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Two Lips Ball raises thousands

The Rotary Club of Spalding and the Welland’s annual Two Lips Ball returned on Saturday. Over 100 guests descended on the Springfields marquee suite to raise money for charities the Rotary organisation supports. As well as a fine meal by Springfields resident chef John Norman, South Holland-based band Zebra provided the entertainment. Band member Mark Le Sage set up the ...

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Award winning staff in the pink

A Pinchbeck company that helps people back to living in their homes after stays in hospital has been recognised for its support for carers and also raised money for charity. Last week Libertas, based at Apex Court, held its long overdue staffing awards and also took part in Breast Cancer Awareness’s Wear It Pink day. Peter Hagan, from Lincolnshire-based charity ...

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