Fundraising

The Pennygate Foundation charity really going places with Spalding Round Table minibus donation

The Pennygate Foundation has a minibus to help with its work, thanks to Spalding and District Round Table. The £9,500 Vauxhall Vivaro means the Spalding charity can bring in people who are housebound or in rural areas to enjoy activities and meals at its Pennygate base. The vehicle will also be used to provide a meals on wheels service and ...

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LETTER: Could you spare a little time to help us with Poppy Appeal this year?

The very successful 2014 Poppy Appeal ended on September 30, 2015. During the period October 1, 2014 to that date the Poppy Appeal raised £870,000 in Lincolnshire, which was a 12 per cent increase on previous years. I am both proud and pleased to say that the Spalding, Weston, Weston Hills, Moulton Chapel, Cowbit and Pode Hole area contribution to ...

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Holbeach Scout and Guide hut still needs help to complete revamp

Holbeach Scouting and Guiding hut has new kitchen and toilet facilities. The hut was donated 30 years ago and was in desperate need of renovation. After three years of fundraising and a grant from the Grange Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, the refurbishment started. However, unforseen problems caused the project to overrun and go over budget. Paul Goodchild, Group Scout ...

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£500 RAFA donation to Holbeach cadets’ band ambition

Air cadet Cpl Jack Ketteringham has attracted a financial boost to his aim of forming a band within the Holbeach organisation. Holbeach RAFA branch chairman Bernard Storey and fellow members presented £500 from money raised as a contingency fund through outings and raffles. Anyone interested in joining 2430 Holbeach can call during a cadet evening on Wednesdays or Fridays between ...

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South Holland appeal sees 250 bags of clothes sent to Syrian children

A short appeal for clothes to help Syrian migrant children attracted more than 250 bags of donations. Ella’s Syrian Appeal – organised by Spalding couple Mark and Sarah Le Sage – has now closed but achieved its aim of giving urgent assistance to youngsters with few possessions after their families fled the war-torn country. The clothes have already been delivered ...

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Willy Wonka ball a sweet success

More than 400 people made the 2015 Willy Wonka-themed Kidney Research Ball a sweet success. Held at Spalding’s Springfields Events Centre, guests were welcomed to the venue by members of Diamondz Dance Group dressed as characters from Willy Wonka. They also performed a dance routine and guests were further entertained during the evening by live music from Crazy Ape and ...

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Busy time at Sneath’s Mill Trust annual show

The new president of Sneath’s Mill Trust – South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes – attended the third annual Autumn Show at Lutton Village Hall with his family. Show entrants received certificates for first, second and third places in each of the categories. Winners in the children’s section received certificates and book tokens. The overall winner of the ...

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Bowls club’s £500 for PHAB

A club for disabled people can look forward to a fun-filled future after it received a welcome donation from bowls players. Spalding and District Indoor Bowls Club handed over a cheque for £500 to the local PHAB group after choosing the group as its chosen charity for the year. Group and committee members of PHAB went along to receive the ...

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Castle Sports Complex staff in charity fundraisers

Staff from Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex are holding a couple of fundraising events next week. A pre-Halloween spooky day on Wednesday (October 14)  is in aid of WheelPower and Macmillan charities and will raise funds towards a new defibrillator for the centre. The day will feature staff in spooky costume, Halloween-themed classes, and a quiz night in the bar. And ...

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Make a date to buy calendar of Long Sutton area

This image and more feature in the first-ever Long Sutton area calendar produced by the town’s Market House Photography Group. Members submitted entries and the group’s committee chose the 13 images for the calendar. Members who have their work published are Carole Kenyon, Roy Ashton, Jackie Forrest, Angela Reeve, Trevor Swift, Sally Goodacre and Michael Andrews. The calendar costs £5 ...

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Pair join Memory Walk for Uncle Ace

Two Spalding walkers joined hundreds stepping out in support of a world without dementia. Alan Owen and Melanie Harper took part in the Memory Walk in Peterborough organised by the Alzheimer’s Society. The pair chose to take part after Alan’s uncle died from the disease. He said: “My uncle Ace sadly passed away last year. “He’s from the USA so ...

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The Last Fare take on the Screwball Rally

Three friends have undertaken the trip of a lifetime in a bid to raise cash for a children’s charity. Mark Herd (37), of Pinchbeck, Jason Dixon (44), of Boston, and Tom Pell (27), of Swineshead, have travelled 2,000 miles around Europe in a decorated London black cab as part of the Screwball Rally. The trio, aptly named The Last Fare, ...

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Courageous Nikki (16) has all her hair chopped off for cancer charities

A courageous 16-year-old had her head shaved for charity on Monday, in memory of her auntie. Nikki Taylor, of Deeping St Nicholas, has so far raised more than £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support with the chop at Oasis Beauty Salon in Little London, Spalding. And the teenager is donating her shaven hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs ...

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Skydive raises cash for hospital

A brain tumour sufferer has raised £1,041.52 for the hospital caring for her. Alice Prior (20), of Spalding, did a tandem skydive back in June and last week presented a cheque to staff at the neurosurgery department at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Alice was diagnosed with the tumour, which is currently dormant, in April last year. She said: “It is ...

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£1,000 boosts coffers thanks to charity meal

A charity lunch raised more than £1,000 for Holbeach United Community Sports Academy. The event, which was held at Chameli Tandoori Restaurant, saw around 60 people attend. Rafique Miah, who owns the restaurant in St John’s Street, Holbeach, provided a two-course Sunday lunch at Holbeach Community Centre, with all the proceeds going to support the first Holbeach Music and Beer ...

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Successful festival raises £9,592.57 for academy

More than £9,000 was raised for the new Holbeach United Community Sports Academy thanks to the First Holbeach Music and Beer Festival. Event organiser Sean Taylor said: “I wanted to create a great family fun weekend for the local community to enjoy complete with attractions including Roger Tuby Funfair, inflatables, outdoor games, hot food vendors, ice-creams, crazy golf course, 36 ...

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Ex-world champion David Haye confirmed as special guest at 2016 Spalding and District Round Table boxing night

British heavyweight David Haye has been booked as special guest at Spalding and District Round Table’s boxing event next year. Confirmation of the former world champion’s appearance has led to a surge in ticket sales for the all-male black-tie annual event at Springfields Events Centre, Spalding, on Saturday, February 20. Ringside tables cost £1,000 for 12 people and standard tables £850. ...

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Busy time for East Elloe Lions group

East Elloe Lions have had a busy few weeks. New president David Enser took over the role from Tony Portass at a meeting at the Hat and Feathers in Sutton St James. Following a request from 1st Long Sutton Guides, the club agreed to fund the cost of 44 T-shirts for the girls to wear during a trip to Switzerland. ...

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Harold nominated for Pride of Britain award for efforts

A businessman who has dedicated more than 20 years to fundraising to support veterans has been nominated for a Pride of Britain Award. Harold Payne, who owns the Anglia Motel in Fleet, has raised almost £600,000 over the past 22 years and taken hundreds of veterans on visits to the battlefields and war cemeteries in France and Belgium. He has ...

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1940s party boost for Voice charity

Wartime came to Whaplode at the weekend when a 1940s party helped raise more than £200 for good causes. Dave Carroll and Jane Crampton invited family and friends to join them at their home in Stockwell Gate for the night of nostalgia, which included performances by the D-Day Darlings and the ukulele orchestra. Guests, who were asked for donations, were ...

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