Fundraising

Two £1,000 beneficiaries are Chosen by Holbeach charity shop

Holbeach Town Band and Gedney Drove End Youth Club have both received £1,000 donations from Holbeach charity shop Chosen. Pictured at the Fleet Street shop are (from left) Chosen volunteer staff Dorothy Holdbrook, Mary Cooper and Iris Boland, Holbeach Town Band’s Mel Hopkins receiving a cheque from Patricia Burgess, and fellow staff member Christine Pritchard presenting a cheque to Christopher ...

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Bingo group give fundraising boost

A village bingo group has turned their monthly meetings into a fundraising initiative to help worthy causes. Organised by Phyllis Harris, the group meet every third Friday of each month at Whaplode Village Hall. And already two organisations have benefitted from the fundraising events. A cheque for £533.55 has been handed over to Moulton Health Centre to help towards buying ...

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Stallholders needed for wedding fayre

Organising a wedding fayre from scratch would faze a lot of people but not June Wright. June is working hard to bring together an event, which takes place at Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding, on September 11 (10.30am-4pm), and all proceeds will go to Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice. June, of Spalding, lost her first husband David to cancer 20 years ago ...

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Jewellery maker needed for charity fundraiser

A woman whose daughter is suffering from cancer is organising a charity event to help the hospital where she is receiving treatment. Janet Pell, of Broadgate, Weston Hills, will hold the event at her home on Saturday, October 15 (10am-4pm), to raise money for the chemotherapy suite at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. She said: “The chemotherapy suite always needs funding for ...

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Cycle ride in memory of friend raises £3,271

A Spalding postman has raised more than £3,200 in memory of a colleague who died from cancer. Ade Mills (48) cycled 115 miles from Great Yarmouth to Spalding to raise money for cancer charity Ride for Robbie that he set up seven years ago in memory of Robbie Coats. Ade completed the ride in seven hours 37 minutes. It took ...

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Councillor’s ride for good cause

An intrepid councillor is gearing up for an overnight cross-country motorcycle ride in memory of a friend who died of cancer. South Holland district councillor Jim Astill will don his leathers to take part in the Sunset2Sunrise challenge – which sees riders set off as the sun goes down to travel 256 miles. The event, from Holyhead in North Wales ...

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Football pundit Kamara backs Spalding fundraiser

Football pundit Chris Kamara has backed a fundraising challenge in Spalding which is part of a £1million fundraising effort. It is hoped the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society event will contribute to the target for its Hour of Need campaign, which is supporting Marie Curie. The society’s branch in Sheep Market, will be inviting customers and the public to support ...

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Golf day raises cash for Poppy Appeal

A golf day at Hovenden Park Golf Club in Fleet raised £1,012 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The event last weekend, organised by the British Legion’s Holbeach branch, saw more than a dozen golfers play the course despite an uncertain weather forecast to compete for prizes including longest drive and most putts. Local businesses provided sponsorship and donated ...

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100-mile cycle ride chasing the sunrise in memory of Spalding motor neurone disease victim

A second set of relatives and friends of a late Spalding man are attempting a difficult fundraising challenge in his memory. Sisters Diane Sinclair and Christine Ambrose, nephew Jason Sinclair and his girlfriend Tara McNab will be chasing the rising sun this weekend. They will leave Hunstanton at 9.30pm on Saturday and cycle the 100 miles along coast roads to ...

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Longest Day Down Challenge for Gosberton motorcyclist

A Spalding volunteer fundraiser is taking on the Longest Day Down Challenge in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK. On the longest day of the year (June 21), Dan Mills, from Gosberton, will attempt to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in under 24 hours without using any motorways. To make the challenge a bit more ...

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Joshua’s walk raises £700 for air ambulance

Eight-year-old Joshua Hallam has raised £700 walking a lap of Cadwell Park race track to say thanks to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance staff who helped his great nan. Dad Martyn said: “Joshua wanted to say thank you to the crew for flying his great nan from her home in Holbeach St Marks to Lincoln County Hospital in 13 minutes. ...

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Youth groups urged to apply for slice of £15,000 Spalding beerfest profit

After the huge success of the first-ever Spalding Beer and Music Festival, organisers have turned their attention to distributing the £15,000 profit. Youth groups, clubs, organisations and schools in and around Spalding are being invited to apply for a slice of the fund. The event last month was jointly organised by Spalding and District Round Table and Spalding Ladies’ Circle, ...

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£1,100 raised in memory of Spalding RFC’s Henry Walkers

Staying quiet during rugby matches is not something which comes easy to Tony Walkers. So a sponsored silence seemed a fitting challenge to fundraise in memory his brother Henry, a long-time member of Spalding Rugby Club and Spalding Town Cricket Club. Tony was in his local in Somerset and managed to bite his lip for seven hours during the back-to-back ...

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Dog walkers urged to help St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Dog owners are being urged to get their walking shoes on for a good cause. Local independent charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is hosting a sponsored dog walk, Paws 4 a Cause, to help boost the funds they need to care for people living with a life limiting illness. The walk will take place on Sunday, June 19, from 1pm ...

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First Spalding Beer and Music Festival raises £15,000 for town’s youth groups

More than 100 barrels of real ale were drunk dry as 4,000 visitors made it an inaugural Spalding Beer and Music Festival to remember. The biggest winners were youth organisations and groups in Spalding who will get to share the £15,000 profit. The three-day event at The Castle Sports Complex was organised by Spalding and District Round Table and Spalding ...

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Bikers’ charity challenge to go through nine countries in 48hrs

Four family members of a Spalding man who died from motor neurone disease are taking on a tough 1,800-mile motorcycling challenge. Steve (Sid) Sinclair, Ashley Sinclair and Phil Rodgers (all from Pode Hole) and Will Brassington, of Moulton Seas End, leave England on Saturday, May 28, and aim to travel through France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and arrive ...

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Can you help Spalding special school’s sponsored cycle ride?

The Friends of The Garth School (FOGS) are looking for the community to get involved with a sponsored bike ride to Skegness this summer. The Spalding special school’s charity hopes to raise money for a new sensory room and equipment for its hydrotherapy pool. FOGS wants to hear from: people wanting to take part first aiders people to be marshals ...

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Lent lunch cash for charities

Proceeds from three lunches held at St Laurence Church, Surfleet during Lent were presented to two charities. Cheques for £196.00 each were presented by churchwarden Douglas Drakard to Ruth Felts, of Marie Curie, and Jane Clark, of the Calum Pite Smile Charity. Pictured: left to right: Douglas Drakard, Jane Clark, Churchwarden Annette Rhodes and Ruth Felts.

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Car wash cleans up for £600

Spalding firefighters are thanking the local community for their generosity after raising nearly £600 at a car wash. Crews raised money for The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides life enhancing support for serving and retired firefighters and their families. Despite poor weather, many people turned out to show their support and gave generously to help raise almost twice as much ...

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Bakkavor employees’ £1,000 for cancer charity

Office workers from Bakkavor in Spalding have presented a cheque for £1,000 to their chosen charity for 2015. The firm’s Group Services employees nominate a charity each year that has made a difference to their own families and is close to their hearts. The choice was Teenage Cancer Trust. The trust has 28 units across the UK, including Leicester and ...

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