Fundraising

Bakkavor Pizza serves up a grand slice of cash for Holbeach Hospital

Holbeach Hospital has been presented with a cheque for £1,200 from Bakkavor Pizza. The money was raised at summertime events. Welly wangers at the Bakkavor Fun Weekend and people who enjoyed pizzas from the company’s mobile oven at the Holbeach Food Festival all contributed. Hospital manager Maxine Winch said: “I would like to thank Bakkavor for their very generous donation; ...

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Duncan runs the New York Marathon this weekend

A Spalding man is “feeling fantastic” in the run-up to facing the New York Marathon this weekend in aid of Cancer Research UK. Duncan Wright (51) said: “I simply can’t wait. Training has gone well, although the long runs have been tough. I’ve ticked all the boxes on my training plan so hopefully I’ll be able to get round in ...

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Top award for Holbeach St Marks poppy champions

A Whaplode woman has receieved an award for her group’s poppy collection efforts. Margaret Gregory, poppy organiser for the Holbeach St Marks branch of the Royal British Legion, travelled to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby last week for the launch of the Lincolnshire poppies ceremony. It was there she was given the Jill Rymer award by HM ...

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Holbeach’s Chosen Charity offers a helping handout

Holbeach’s Chosen Charity presented a total of £7,000 to good causes. A cheque for £5,000 has been sent to the air ambulance for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The charity also gave £2,000 to the Men’Shed in Long Sutton for retired, bereaved or unemployed men.

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Holbeach Marine combats mental illness with record attempt

A Royal Marines Commando from Holbeach will attempt to break a weighty world record this weekend to raise money for a mental health charity. On Saturday, November 4, Sam Dalrymple (29) and his 11 team mates will between them attempt to deadlift 800,000kg – four times the weight of The Angel of the North – in 12 hours. The current ...

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Crafts and cakes for hospice

Members of the Spalding Hospice Committee held a charity stall at the Johnson Community Hospital. Coun Liz Sneath said: “There was a pumpkin theme with lots of delicious cupcakes and knitted novelties donated to the foundation by kind knitters Pauline Seymour and Sue Taylor.” Coun Sneath added, “The Hospice Committee supports the four-bed Tulip Suite in the hospital where palliative ...

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Campaign launched to house Spalding homeless couple

A Spalding woman and her daughter have launched an appeal in the hope they’ll be able to get a homeless couple somewhere to live by Christmas. Stephanie Lamont and her daughter, Clementine Cousins, have launched a Justgiving donations page online which people can use to give money to help homeless couple Jane and Jason Paul. Stephanie is hoping to raise ...

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Brave the Shave Emma finds human nature’s best traits

A Spalding grandmother has shaved her head for charity and in the process has encountered the best in human nature, she said. Emma Chamberlain (60), said “human nature is wonderful” after she encountered so many positive, helpful and inspiring people while collecting for her charity head shave for Macmillan Cancer Support. “People have been so kind. The charity touches so ...

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Cue a charity match success for Donington snooker player Nigel

Snooker players have raised thousands of pounds for a cause close to the heart of a Donington man. Spalding League snooker player Nigel Brasier has raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association since his own diagnosis in 2013. He has a form of MND called Primary Lateral Sclerosis. A rarer type of the condition which is slower to progress. ...

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Spalding woman helping bee keepers in Africa

A Spalding businesswoman flew to Africa this week to help improve the lives of women farmers. Ann Savage joined 12 other women from the food industry who headed to the remote Nou Forest in Tanzania to build beehives. She is a non executive director of Marel, which supplies food processing systems and was previously Group Technical Director of Bakkavor. The ...

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School choir sings for Holbeach Hospital residents

A school choir spread the sweet sound of music through Holbeach Hospital as part of their harvest festival celebrations. The Chamber Choir of University Academy Holbeach visited Holbeach Hospital to deliver donated produce and to entertain the residents. They performed a range of songs that included Only You and Any Dream Will Do, said Ms Graper, Head of Music at ...

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Coffee morning raises a grand amount for charity

A coffee morning in memory of the late Eric Loveridge helped raised more than £1,000 for Sepsis Trust UK. The charity event was organised by Eric’s widow Marlene and daughters Diane and Elaine. Diane and Ian Tilley chose Sepsis as this year’s recipent due to their youngest daughter being unwell with the illness, said Ian. Family and friends presented a ...

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Spalding school staff and pupils raise charity cash

There was a real baking marathon before a fundraising coffee morning could be held at a Spalding school. Spalding Parish Church of England Day School held the event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief. School instructor Sarah Hendry baked more than 150 shortbread biscuits with the Year 6 pupils ready for the coffee morning. The school also received a ...

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New York destination for Duncan’s third charity marathon

A Spalding man is heading to New York to run his third charity marathon, in aid of Cancer Research UK. Duncan Wright (51) has already completed the London Marathon twice for charity and now, with flights paid for by Consilium Wealth Limited, he’s going to run the New York marathon on November 5. “It’s the largest marathon in the world, ...

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Council chairman backs Spalding memorial

The chairman of South Holland District Council has announced he will be supporting the Spalding WWII Memorial as his charity of the year. The charity is looking to raise £60,000 to have a new memorial for those who were killed in World War Two. Coun Rodney Grocock, who took office in March, said the cause was “dear to his heart” ...

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Cakes and coffee galore at Macmillan mornings

Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee morning raised thousands of pounds for charity last week – and was a great way for people to get together and enjoy the finer things in life: coffee and cake. The national event was embraced in South Holland, with libraries, shops, community centres and homes across the region hosting coffee mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. ...

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Singing for Life to raise hospice cash

A group of South Holland women will be adding their voices to a charity concert later this month. Sing for Life will raise money for Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. The gala will be at The Cresset, Peterborough, on Sunday, October 21 and more than 100 specially-recruited singers will take part in the fundraiser. Tickets are available via ...

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Cash boost for Long Sutton and Gosberton green projects thanks to the Co-op shoppers

Green space projects in South Holland are set to benefit from a Lincolnshire Co-op scheme. Just under £7,000 will be going to Long Sutton Primary School to help create a wild learning zone and pathway for walks. Almost £5,000 is heading to Gosberton to refurbish a playing field, including a community orchard, and reinstate a summer fair. A total of ...

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Long Sutton charity runner Geoff slays Ely Monster Half Marathon

Long Sutton charity champion Geoff Palmer (67) powered through his first ever half marathon this weekend. Taking part in the Ely Monster Half Marathon, Geoff finished in impressive time. “I completed the run in two hours and nine minutes. I was pleased as I had thought around two hours 15 mins.” Geoff said he enjoyed the day and the views ...

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Serious traffic accidents on the rise across county

LIVES, a Lincolnshire based charity attending 999 medical emergencies, has reported a dramatic increase in the number of serious road traffic collisions (RTC) it has been called to attend across Lincolnshire this year. This is the charity’s busiest year on record, with LIVES volunteers helping nearly 800 people involved in RTCs across Lincolnshire between January and August. This is compared ...

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