Fundraising

Tuck into a fundraising fish and chip supper

Pop into Spalding chippy Oh My Cod next week and enjoy your dinner knowing you’re supporting a worthy cause. To celebrate two years in business at the Alexandra Road fish and chip shop, owners Bill and Sandeep Rai, are donating 20p from every £1 spent in the shop on Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9 to Cancer Research UK. ...

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More collection points get on board with Ella’s clothing appeal

An appeal for unwanted baby clothes to help those in need has taken off with plenty of support from the public. Spalding couple Mark and Sarah Le Sage launched Ella’s Project – named after their 21-month-old daughter and linked with Mark’s charity The Rightside Trust – a few weeks ago and are delighted to see it really taking off. Mark ...

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Cole (7) cycling 17 miles to raise cash for his primary school

A seven-year-old is to take on a 17-mile cycle ride to raise money. Cole Murdoch told his mum Kerrie he wanted to cycle round Rutland Water and when she suggested he asked for sponsorship for his efforts he decided he wanted the money to go to Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary School, which he attends. Kerrie said: “The school has ...

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Old time music hall in Whaplode Drove raises almost £2,400 for Macmillan Nurses and Papworth Hospital

A music hall show in memory of a well-known village performer was a sell-out over two nights. The shows were performed by Whaplode Drove Players, a group of people brought together by Hadyn Dilley, Jess Ford and Trevor Taylor, in honour of Henry Fowler, who performed in many shows and pantomimes over the past 30 years. The two shows raised ...

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Trio take on cycle night challenge in honour of Andrew

Two sisters who lost their brother to Motor Neurone Disease are getting on their bikes in a bid to help the charity that supported him. Andrew Grantham passed away in July last year and throughout his illness his sisters Diane Sinclair and Beverley Leighton witnessed first hand the fantastic work that the MND Association does for families and sufferers of ...

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Bliss and blisters for Minion Moonwalkers

Ten friends donned their Minion-themed bras and took part in the Moonwalk at the weekend – raising around £4,000. Calling themselves Angels and Fighters, Amanda Stoffel, Tracy Yewman, Andrea Commander, Tracy Saville, Sarah Willoughby, Fritha Ansell, Sharon Brookes, Leonie Grewal, Reshma Patel and Gina Kennedy, who are all from Spalding and Bourne, got their trainers and decorated bras on and ...

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Spalding Kickers and bank raise grand sum

Spalding Kickers Taekwondo have teamed up with Lloyds Bank to raise more than £1,000 for Children In Need. The Kickers invited Lloyds Bank staff for a special taekwondo training session at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex, with all proceeds going to charity. Kay Temple, who has worked for Lloyds Bank for 36 years, organised the event and was joined by senior ...

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Pupils raise £1,600 for Nepal

Pupils at a Spalding school have raised £500 to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake during a fundraising day. Ayscoughfee Hall School pupils held a “mufti” day and cake sale to raise the money, which will be handed over to Adam Turner, the brother of an ex pupil, who has been to Nepal as part of a rescue mission. ...

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Skydiver Hayley raises £1,000 in memory of Len

A daredevil Moulton woman has said thank you to hospital staff who cared for her friend. Hayley Matson raised £1,000 for Spalding’s Johnson Community Hospital Welland Ward by doing a 12,500ft tandem skydive. Hayley made the donation in memory of her late friend Len Dawson. The occasion was something she says plane enthusiast Len, who was cared for at the ...

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‘Amazing support by my best friend helped me beat breast cancer’

A breast cancer victim is giving much of the credit for her survival to her best friend. Caroline Bunning feared she would die, but will celebrate her 40th birthday next month after successful chemotherapy and radio-therapy treatment. She said: “I never thought that I would want to celebrate my 40th, but bring it on!” Caroline insists that she owes a ...

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Husband and wife assume vice-chairmen roles at Spalding organisations

A couple became vice-chairmen of two separate Spalding organisations on the same night. Matt Burchnall took the chain for Spalding and District Round Table and wife Becky is the new incumbent at Spalding and District Ladies’ Circle. During a joint handover meal at The Woodlands Hotel last week, Sam Nundy and Louise Luck became the new chairmen. Round Table’s incoming ...

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Update your wardrobe at swishing event in Spalding

The public is being invited to join in at a swishing event at Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School on Thursday (April 30). Swishing is a low-cost way of recycling clothes. Good quality, clean adult and children’s items such as tops, dresses, trousers, coats, shoes, handbags and school uniform will be exchanged for tokens which enable people to buy other items for ...

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Team Wild’s 3,000-mile Scumrun car rally across Europe for juvenile diabetes charity

A head-turning car bought for just £250 is about to embark on an epic 3,000-mile rally. The Fiat Multipla has had a makeover ahead of taking part in next month’s Scumrun, an annual five-day mystery journey across Europe, which this year is raising money for national juvenile diabetes charity JDRF. On board the banger and taking turns behind the wheel ...

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Georgie raises £71 for school

A village primary school is £71 better off thanks to the Easter efforts of one of its pupils. Georgie Van Dyke (11) donated a giant Bugs Bunny soft toy and asked butchers NW Roffe & Daughter, of Sutton St James, to sell numbered “squares” on a giant egg she drew to their customers to raise money for Tydd St Mary ...

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‘Gallant knight’ Steve in shave fundraiser

A “gallant knight” known for donning pink tights for a village pantomime has again come to the aid of parishioners. Moulton parish councillor Steve Walker subjected himself to a “close shave” and the removal of his beard to help raise funds to buy some synthetic grass to cover a well-used area of land at John Harrox Primary School. Fellow parish ...

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Where did you get that hat?

Staff at Spalding’s Hills Department Store donned fancy hats in the name of charity. The team at the Broad Street store took part in Wear A Hat Day, a fundraising initiative organised by Brain Tumour Research. The total raised was £82.20, which was collected thanks to donations made by the store staff for allowing them to join in the fun, ...

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Charities receive £3,000

Two charities are £3,000 better off thanks to generous donations. Chosen Charity of Holbeach made the two presentations to Karen Hamshere, of Mencap, and Steve Hyde, of LIVES. Chosen treasurer Iris Boland said: “These are two very popular charities among the volunteers of Chosen, and we all wish them every success for the future. “We would not be able to ...

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Nursing home’s onesie day

Nursing home staff stayed snuggly and warm for a “wear a onesie to work” day in aid of charity. The workers at Brun Lea in Pinchbeck donned their cosy clothes and raised more than £200 for Willoughby School in Bourne, the national autistic society and their own residents’ comfort fund. Manager Tracey Laud said: “Every year we fundraise for a ...

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Under the hammer in Spalding to make £2,500 for Action Medical Research

Action Medical Research is delighted with £2,500 proceeds from an auction at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding. The event was the idea of auctioneer Alan Porter. More than 450 lots including golf trollies, prams and buggies, white goods and china went under the hammer. Allison Homes sponsored the venue hire. The charity’s next event – in partnership with Macmillan Cancer ...

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Spring ball in Holbeach for Epilepsy Society

Tickets are on sale for a spring ball in aid of Epilepsy Society. It’s at Holbeach Community Centre on Saturday, April 11. Tickets cost £30 and include a three-course meal and live band Children of the Revolution. Ball organiser Chris Douglas said: “The money raised will go towards care, support and research into new methods of treating the condition.” To ...

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