Fundraising

MP meets team behind vital work at charity shop

MP John Hayes showed his support for a charity’s vital work by visiting the team at a Spalding shop. Mr Hayes met shop staff and volunteers at the British Heart Foundation shop to learn more about what the charity is doing in the community. He said: “It was great to pop in and meet the dedicated members of staff and ...

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Sounds of the 60s and 70s raise £850 for chemo unit

The ever popular sounds of the 60s and 70s filled Spalding Grammar School hall when Spalding Lions held its latest fundraising event. This year the proceeds are being donated to the charity Hope for Tomorrow, which aims to bring a mobile chemotherapy unit to our local hospital. The evening, as in previous years, was a resounding success. The hall was ...

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MP’s insight into British Heart Foundation shop in Spalding

MP John Hayes showed his support for a charity’s vital work by visiting the team at a Spalding shop. Mr Hayes met shop staff and volunteers at the British Heart Foundation shop to learn more about what the charity is doing in the community. He said: “It was great to pop in and meet the dedicated members of staff and ...

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Spalding firefighters clean up at charity car wash

Firefighters raised more than £300 in a charity car wash. Spalding crew members took part in the event at the town’s Sainsbury’s car park and managed to raise £321.34 for the Fire Fighters Charity, despite a late start due to a shout. Petra Barneveld-Taylor, of Blue Watch, said: “We had a non-stop stream of cars while we were there, managing ...

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Silver wedding anniversary couple’s generous gesture for Holbeach shop Chosen Charity

Holbeach shop Chosen Charity is often seen making donations – but on Saturday the money was incoming. Christopher and Sharon Feeney celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on August 30 with a renewal of their vows at All Saints’ Church, followed by a party for 70 guests. They asked for donations instead of presents and presented Chosen Charity with £480. Treasurer ...

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Saracen’s Head friends walking from London to Birmingham for Cancer Research

Two friends are about to set out on a charity walk from London to Birmingham. Saracen’s Head residents Andy Stafford and Clive Woods expect to take a week to walk the 147 miles from Canary Wharf to England’s second city along the route of the Grand Union Canal. Their efforts will fundraise for Cancer Research. Andy said: “Nine years ago ...

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24-hour racket marathon at Spalding Squash and Racketball Club for Group B Strep Support charity

A 24-hour racket marathon gets under way in Spalding on Friday (Oct 3), raising money for the charity Group B Strep Support. Fourteen members of Spalding Squash and Racketball Club will be taking part at the Holyrood Walk base. Member and marathon organiser Charlie Farrow said: “We’re hoping that our fundraising challenge will raise £3,000 together with invaluable awareness of Group ...

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World record attempt is great social event for Spalding’s Welland Yacht Club

Welland Yacht Club had a huge turnout of members and old friends as it took part in a joint Guinness World Record attempt. Bart’s Bash was the inaugural race run by sailing clubs all around the world on behalf of the charity, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Andrew ‘“Bart” Simpson died in a training accident while preparing for last year’s ...

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Dan’s friends lend a hand with Alzheimer’s collection

Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear and Spongebob Squarepants helped raise money for a good cause during a street collection in Spalding. They were lending a helping hand to Dan Wise, of Whaplode, who was collecting for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The street collection raised almost £80. Dan (42) is a big supporter of the cause and other Alzheimer’s charities as his dad ...

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Grab a cuppa and support Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

The South Holland Centre in Spalding is among the venues holding a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event on Friday (Sep 26). Pop along between 9.30am and 12.30pm, and enjoy a treat from the cake stall and try your luck in a raffle. There will also be an event at Sezanne Walk Community Centre, off Park Road, Spalding (from 10am), a Cake, ...

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£4,000 in donations by charity

A successful charity shop in Holbeach has made three more large donations from its proceeds. Chosen Charity made presentations last Saturday for a total of £4,000. Pictured at the event in front of the Fleet Street shop: Right – shop manager Mary Cooper presents £2,000 to a representative of Leonard Cheshire Disability/Hovenden House at Fleet Left – treasurer Iris Boland ...

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Online donations for tragic cyclist Sally Preece’s cause top £21,000

Donations made following the death of a former Spalding woman during a charity cycle ride have topped more than £21,000. Sally Preece, whose parents Terry and Judy Wing still live in Spalding, was killed on the seventh day of the Ride Across Britain event – a nine-day charity ride from Land’s End to John O Groats. She was cycling as ...

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Holbeach charity shop Chosen presents £4,000 from proceeds

A successful charity shop in Holbeach has made three more large donations from its proceeds. Chosen Charity made presentations last Saturday for a total of £4,000. Pictured at the event in front of the Fleet Street shop: right – shop manager Mary Cooper presents £2,000 to a representative of Leonard Cheshire Disability/Hovenden House at Fleet left – treasurer Iris Boland ...

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£1,000 donation from Spalding Round Table to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

Spalding Round Table has presented £1,000 to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The cash came from some of the funds raised by the Round Table’s annual charity boxing event held at Springfields Events Centre. Ways and means officer Jason Parnell said the air ambulance was selected as a worthy cause due to the frequency of support it provides to Spalding, ...

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Holbeach Hospital fun day is great success

Live music, stalls, games and a Dakota flypast combined to make Holbeach Hospital’s annual summer fair a great success. The theme for the event was country and western, with live music and several members of staff dressing up as cowboys and Indians. Other attractions on the day included a red bus that has been turned into a mobile fish and ...

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Postman is pedalling for charity

A Spalding postman is pedalling his way 120 miles to Norfolk and back in memory of a colleague who died from cancer. Ade Mills will take on the cycling challenge on Sunday to raise money for the cancer ward at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. He will be joined along the way by Malcolm Smith, Steve Allison and Tony Quinton. The ride ...

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Helping out Anna’s Hope

The fairies and staff at Sainsbury’s Spalding have been out in force again trying to beat the amazing £1,032 raised at the store last month for charity Anna’s Hope. At this month’s Fairy Friday staff member Vanessa Pardy took part in a sponsored head shave. The charity helps to make a difference to local children suffering with brain tumours.

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Firefighters’ charity car wash in Spalding

Firefighters from Spalding’s station will swapping their fire hoses for garden hoses on Sunday when they’ll be washing cars for charity. The crew will be at Sainsbury’s car park from 10am to 4pm raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity. They will also be handing out fire safety information. Be warned no cash is not an excuse as the team ...

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Blockbuster promised for movie themed Kidney Research Charity Ball in Spalding

Vintage Hollywood is the theme at this year’s annual Kidney Research Charity Ball in Spalding. It will be the fifth ball organised by committee members Hannah Robinson, Natalie Herring and Richard Spurr. The trio have raised more than £25,000 for Kidney Research UK, which undertakes research for kidney patients, like Hannah and Natalie’s mother Pauline. Pauline was born with a ...

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Ex-footballer and Celebrity Big Brother contestant in Spalding for Tulips event

Former Liverpool and England player Neil Ruddock is in South Holland next month for the latest sports celebrity dinner arranged by Spalding United. The central defender, known as “Razor”, will be the special guest at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on September 11. As well as a talk from Ruddock, who also played for Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton, there will be a ...

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