Fundraising

First Holbeach tractor run raises £1,100 for Marie Curie Cance Care

The first Holbeach charity tractor run has raised more than £1,100. The run took place on Sunday and wound its way 22.65 miles, starting and finishing at King’s Field on Hurdletree Bank. Kevin Pearsall, who organised the event along with Stephen Pearsall and Paul Beecham, said: “It was the first time we had done this and we were delighted with ...

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Pyjama party in Pinchbeck to fund Tanzania trip

It will still be daylight when many people in Pinchbeck are in their pyjamas on Friday (June 27). Rhiannon Saunders is holding a pyjama party at the village hall to fundraise for her Sir John Gleed School trip to Tanzania next July. Pupils will help Africans as they build schools. People of all ages will be welcome at the party (7pm-9pm). ...

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£6,000 donations by Holbeach branch of Royal British Legion

Holbeach branch of the Royal British Legion has presented £6,000 in donations. The house amenities committee of the Legion’s Break Centre, Alderson House at Bridlington, and the Legion’s residential home at Halsey House in Cromer each received £2,000. Richard Hewitt, of the Alderson House committee, and Tony Goodwin, of the Halsey House committee, spoke about the remit and work of ...

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Funds from Long Sutton flower festival handed to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

More than 7,000 visitors to Long Sutton St Mary’s Church flower festival helped to raise £12,800 – ten per cent of which has been donated to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Father Jonathan Sibley and churchwardens Ivor Peacock and Teresa Watts recently handed over a cheque to Faye Nam. Father Jonathan said: “We were really pleased with the support ...

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Final fundraiser for Anglia Motel Veterans’ Fund is £2,500 success

The final fundraising event in the name of the Anglia Motel Veterans’ Fund was a £2,500 success. Superb weather lured thousands of people to Hunstanton over the weekend as Fleet motel owner Harold Payne’s efforts were rewarded. A large display of military vehicles on The Green was supported on Sunday with a flypast by a Dakota and 50,000 poppies dropped ...

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Marathon task for Gary

The manager of Spalding’s Oxfam shop will be running the Seabank Marathon in honour of his parents, both of whom he lost to cancer. Gary Peatling takes on the Boston to Skegness marathon on Sunday and will be raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Oxfam. Gary said: “Completing a marathon is a big task, but Oxfam’s global mission of ...

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£25,000 sports pitch project for Spalding school

A fantastic new outdoor area with all-weather sports pitch and auditorium is in the pipeline at Spalding Primary School. The project could cost up to £25,000 and the school’s Parent Teacher Association is fundraising hard – with a big emphasis on this year’s annual fair on Saturday, June 28. Proposals and quotes are still being gathered, but the hope is ...

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MBE surprise: Tables turned on deputy lieutenant Petronella Keeling

As a deputy lieutenant of Lincolnshire, one of Petronella Keeling’s roles is to recommend people for public honours and covertly gather some details on their achievements. So imagine her surprise when the tables were turned and it was she who received an On Her Majesty’s Service letter informing her of becoming a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). ...

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Lions’ pride in helping charity

A life-saving helicopter has received £2,000 to keep it airborne thanks to a “pride of Lions”. Spalding Lions played host to a Zone D meeting, which saw members from Bourne, Market Deeping and Sleaford get together to hand over of a cheque to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The cheque was presented by zone chairman Paul Whitworth to Tom and ...

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Tractors on the road for good cause

More than 30 tractors – mainly vintage – will be taking to the roads around Holbeach to raise awareness of breast cancer. The outing, which will see the convoy travel from Holbeach to Sutton St James on June 22, before moving onto Fleet and Gedney on its two and a half hour route, is the idea of tractor enthusiast Kevin ...

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Sarah up to Rat Race challenge

A very determined but muddy Sarah Le Sage fought her way around the toughest assault course in the UK at Burghley House, Stamford. Sarah was taking part in the 20-mile, 200-obstacle Dirty Weekend Rat Race in aid of her favourite charity. After completing the challenge, Sarah said: “It was an amazing experience and, although hard work, I really enjoyed myself.” ...

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Football fun raises cash

An annual football tournament has boosted a charity’s coffers to the tune of £900. The Bakkavor charity football tournament, organised by Bourne Prepared Produce and held at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex, raised cash for EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices). Trevor Hewson, operations manager at Bourne Prepared Produce, said: “Teams from as far as Somerset and Scotland made up 24-team competition ...

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Jacky supports cancer-suffering best friend by joining her with a headshave

As gestures by best friends go, Jacky Mitchell was ready to show her utmost support for breast cancer sufferer Caroline Bunning. Caroline (38) started four months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment on Wednesday. So the night before, Caroline pre-empted losing her hair by shaving it off – and Jacky followed suit. Jacky (28) said: “Caroline was told that she would ...

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RAF band concert went with a swing

More than £4,000 was raised for Help for Heroes at a spectacular concert held in Spalding. The RAF Swing Wing concert, organised by Graham Dark and held at the South Holland Centre, raised an amazing £4,249, which takes the total raised from RAF band concerts, to more than £30,000. Mr Dark said: “The concert was again a great success and ...

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Andrea’s 184-mile hike from Bristol to Spalding in 7 days is a fitness fundraiser

Spalding worker Andrea Cameron has completed a mammoth fundraising hike – the equivalent of seven marathons in seven days. Andrea strolled back into the town on Friday – her 34th birthday – to complete the final leg of a 184-mile hike from Bristol. She hopes to have raised more than £3,000 from the Severn in 7 challenge to share between ...

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Online auctions for charity

A Spalding mum is holding an online auction through Facebook to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Since January Liz Batterham has dedicated her spare time to raising money for cancer charities by holding a series of auctions and events. Liz’s two previous auctions raised £515 for Cancer Research and £1,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Items on offer in ...

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Online auctions for cancer charities

A Spalding mum is holding an online auction through Facebook to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Since January Liz Batterham has dedicated her spare time to raising money for cancer charities by holding a series of auctions and events. Liz’s two previous auctions raised £515 for Cancer Research and £1,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Items on offer in ...

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Two Lips ball raises £3,000 for good causes

A Take That tribute band, a live auction and a raffle helped to raise more than £3,000 at the Two Lips charity ball. Held at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex and organised by the Rotary Club of Spalding, the event saw around 150 get their gladrags on and dance the night away. Rotarian Alan Porter, who is chairman of the Two ...

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Darts challenge hits the bullseye raising £866

A darts challenge event has raised £866 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Organised by the Seaton family, the Wally Seaton 2014 Memorial Darts Trophy took place at the Tigers Social Club in Holbeach and saw Chris Fiddler from Bourne walk away the winner. Runner-up was Gary Mace from Long Sutton and nine dart winner was Simon Hill with ...

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Pinchbeck building needs vote clicks from South Holland residents

A church hall is in need of help from South Holland residents – with just a click of a computer’s mouse. St Mary’s Church Hall in Pinchbeck is trying to win a public vote to be awarded £25,000 for urgent repairs. Organisers have already found the money for some of the refurbishment – but desperately need help to fund the ...

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