Fundraising

‘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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Lions’ race night is a winner

Young and old enjoyed the thrill of the races at a charity night. Spalding Lions held its annual race night at the South Holland Centre, where guests were also able to tuck into a sausage and mash supper. Lions spokesman Elaine Mothers thanked all the event sponsors who helped ensure it was a success. She said: “We raised an amazing ...

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Help trio top targets for marathon effort

Three friends have been braving the winter weather to get in training for the London Marathon. Spalding women Zoe Rayner (24), her sister Hannah Rayner (26) and friend Kayleigh Wells (27) are gearing up for the “massive challenge” in aid of three very different but equally worthy causes. Zoe is running in aid of cancer care charity Marie Curie, Hannah ...

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Final call for bingo sessions

Good causes have been handed donations totalling more than £4,000 after the final call was made on long-running bingo sessions on Saturday. Hazel Phillippo, with the help of others in the Sutton Bridge Fundraisers, has organised the bingo sessions in Sutton Bridge for almost 40 years, raising thousands of pounds for local groups. Hazel was awarded the MBE for her ...

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Cancer charity hands out £53,000 at event

A Crowland charity celebrated its 25th anniversary by handing out more than £53,000 to good causes. The money was dished out at Crowland Cancer Fund’s annual presentation evening, at which supporters enjoyed a cheese and wine supper and the cutting of an anniversary cake. Chairman Frank Barrett announced the donations: £3,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust to provide TV sports ...

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Vintage style afternoon tea party in Spalding for mums and families

A tea party for mums and their families was a tasty success for about 90 people. Organised by South Holland Community Church and held at Ayscoughfee Hall School (hire donated free), it celebrated Mother’s Day with vintage style afternoon tea in bone china. Mums got goody bags of items donated by Lush, Hills and Helen Redman (Avon). Daffodils were donated ...

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Life-saving device at village hall ready to use

A potentially life-saving piece of equipment has been installed on the outside wall of Moulton Seas End village hall. A defibrillator has been supplied by Moulton Parish Council thanks to the fundraising efforts of Moulton Seas End resident Vera Angelo and ward district councillora Anthony Casson, Rodney Grocock and Andrew Woolf. Early use of a defibrillator can help save lives. ...

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Raising cash for Comic Relief

Manager of the Spalding Sainsbury’s store Paul Bryan is getting in the mood for Comic Relief and is hoping the team at Spalding United Football Club will do too. Paul has challenged the football team to run out onto the pitch wearing a red nose for Comic Relief at the start of their home game against Goole AFC on Saturday. ...

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The Rockits to land in Spalding on Saturday

A resident band from the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool will be the headline act for a charity event in Spalding on Saturday (March 7). The Rockits – a 50s and 60s tribute band – will be playing at The Castle Sports Complex in support of Central German Shepherd Rescue. A spokesman for the band said: “We are all ...

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£1,000 donation is Little Miracle for Holbeach group

A new Holbeach support group has been given £1,000 by town charity shop Chosen. Little Miracles was founded last August to help families with any member 0-25 years with disabilities (learning difficulties or additional needs). It depends entirely on fundraising and donations. Everything for the families is provided free. Little Miracles meets in the Reading Rooms every Monday 9.30am-11.30am. Any ...

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Scout troop and The Rightside Trust benefit from Spalding Round Table

The 4th Spalding Scout Troop can buy new camping tents, tables and lamps after a £980.50 donation by Spalding Round Table. Table’s ways and means officer Jason Parnell said: “We are proud to be able to support 4th Spalding Scout Troop and help them purchase much needed new camping equipment.” The cheque was presented to scout leader Rob Buck by ...

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Cancer survivor Mandy’s payback

A woman who beat cervical cancer in just six months has raised £2,555 to say thanks for the support she received. Mandy Chillingworth was diagnosed with cancer on May 15 last year and was told she would need 12 weeks of intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Peterborough City Hospital. She also had two brachytherapy operations at Addenbrookes Hospital, which failed. ...

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Proceeds of pet shop’s animal calendar handed to charity

An animal charity has had its coffers boosted by sales of a pet shop’s calendar. Rooke’s Pet Products handed over a cheque for £768 to Wood Green from the sale of its 2015 Face of Rooke’s calendar. The Face of Rooke’s competition is run annually and sees customers enter photos of their pets in a bid to win the coveted ...

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Hovenden House fundraiser

A coffee morning in Holbeach raised £133 for Hovenden House, the Leonard Cheshire Disability home at Fleet. Janice Lawton organised the event at her home in The Sidings. She made cakes and more were supplied by visitors, who also bought some to take home. About 20 people popped in during the four-hour event. The fundraiser was the idea of Joe ...

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Marathon yoga session brings in cash

Almost 40 people bent and stretched their way through a three-hour yogathon in aid of good causes. A pre-practice cuppa was followed by sessions with three yoga teachers. Carole Tovell led the warm up session, followed by Nikki Balding, who upped the pace with some dynamic vinyasa postures, and Sarah Tite, who finished the marathon with some more poses before ...

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