Fundraising

Pudsey pops in to services

South Holland residents have once again helped fill up the charity buckets at a service station. Like last year, staff from Applegreen in Spalding and its Greggs branch have been raising money for Children In Need with Pudsey himself even popping in. Staff, including a number from Applegreen’s Milton Keynes head office, handed out cakes. A spokesman for Applegreen: “We ...

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Munro’s muddy marvellous

Staff at the Munro Medical Centre have raised over £1,400 for charity by taking part in the Lincoln Muddy Run. Those that work for the Spalding GP practice that’s celebrating its centenary this year took on the Race for Life event for Cancer Research UK. There was also a team of supporters from the practice while a celebration was held ...

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Barber Steve’s set for charity chop

A Spalding barber is turning Movember on its head and getting rid of the beard he’s grown for years. Steve Jackson has had the around-nine-inch beard for nearly seven years. The 28-year-old, who works at Stuart’s Barber Shop in Spalding, is doing so particularly to raise awareness of mental health issues. “I’ve wanted to take part in Movember for a ...

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Society’s stall raises awareness

The South Holland branch of the Macular Society were in Spalding recently raising awareness of the condition. In association with Molsom and Associates Opticians, the charity’s members were on Spalding Market, handing out information on the condition. They included Leonard Sharpe, the chair of the group, who has suffered macular degeneration in both eyes for the last 30 years. “We’re ...

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Bringing smiles to Sutton Bridge

An annual Christmas toy appeal has been launched and it’s first fundraising event of the season is a quizzical one tomorrow night. Jelly’s & Jolly’s Community Association, Sutton Bridge Christmas Toy Appeal was officially launched last Saturday. This is its sixth year and once again, it hopes to provide young people a Christmas gift who for various reasons may have ...

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Amazing Sophie makes the cut

A Spalding schoolgirl has donated a fantastic 17 inches of hair to Little Princess Trust after years of growing it. Sophie Callow (9), of Clumber Drive, went for her first haircut in years at Short Cuts Salon on Wednesday, where hairdresser Susan Patman cut it for free and even a man having his hair cut before her donated to her ...

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MP lends support at snooker day

A Donington man has celebrated his fifth charity snooker event. Nigel Brasier held his latest snooker tournament on Saturday at Spalding Constitutional Club, in aid of fundraising and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Mr Brasier is affected by the condition himself and was joined on the day by Sir John Hayes MP, along with friends, family and a ...

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Nick’s marathon guide dog effort

A Spalding man who turns 50 years old next month is marking the occasion with a big American run to raise money for a guide dog charity. Nick Pearson got the idea to run for Guide Dogs for the Blind from his father, Dennis, who is blind. Dennis is a regular in Spalding with his guide dog, Ozzie. By running ...

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India (6) inspired by mum’s hair raising charity efforts five-years-ago

A charity effort five years ago has inspired a Spalding six-year-old. India-Rose Waite wondered why her mum Rachel Woods was completely bald in pictures at the Wygate Road home. In fact it’s because Rachel shaved her head raising £1,000 for Macmillan in solidarity with a friend who was remission from breast cancer at the time. Hearing about that has led ...

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Meaty donations for good causes

Local food firm Bakkavor has presented over £24,000 to local charities. The cash was raised at its annual Fun Weekend and Party in the Park music event. The firm described this year’s event as “the biggest ever” with the music event attended by a “record breaking crowd”. Every year Bakkavor financially matches all proceeds made from the two-day event which ...

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Thousands raised by ‘balling’ Tina

A Spalding woman who organised a charity ball to help her through her battle with cancer has helped raise over £17,000. Tina Rowe (41) put on the Boobie Ball at Springfields recently with the funds being split between Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK. Over 500 attended the event, including Emmerdale stars Bhasker Patel, Liam Fox and Jonny McPherson. ...

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Community ball to celebrate roaring 20s

A new community ball planned for Holbeach will take place in March next year, 100 years after its theme – the roaring 20s. Organised by parish councillor Isobel Hutchinson and daughter Sophie, the ball at the community centre will raise money to fund projects in the town. Coun Hutchinson said: “We are both passionate about are town and are already ...

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Bakkavor boost for Air Cadets

Spalding Air Cadets have landed a cash boost thanks to local firm Bakkavor. Members of the 1406 (Spalding) squadron of the RAF Air Cadets have been given £3,200 by Bakkavor. It follows the cadets assisting with car parking at its annual Party in the Park in July. Flight Lieutenant Marc Fowler, Officer Commanding, said: “I am so grateful for the ...

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Phil Taylor powers fantastic hospital fundraiser

Pros and amateur dart players stepped up to the oche and raised a fantastic £7,000 for the Johnson Hospital with a charity darts night on Saturday. James Clayton beat Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in the final of the tournament that included Wayne Mardle and Joe Cullen at Springfields. The organisers They also took on members of the public. Organiser and ...

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Memory walk for Mum a success

A Spalding woman who organised a Memory Walk and bake sale has raised more than £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Sandra Hudson, who is registered blind, set up the walk after her mother, Margaret Croft, was diagnosed with vascular dementia. She said of Thursday’s walk: “We all enjoyed a fabulous day in the Springfield’s garden and shopping centre. “The staff ...

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Nigel’s on cue for charity

A Spalding snooker player is continuing to pot the cash for charity. Nigel Brasier (49), who has Motor Neuron Disease, will be back competing at the UK Disability Snooker Championship which starts on September 20 in Northampton And it will be a particularly special one for the 49-year-old as the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) charity he supports is the ...

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Refuge champ Ryan gets active

A man whose mum and sister were killed by his controlling murderer father in Spalding said he has got back his “zest for life” through active fundraising. Ryan Hart (28) and brother Luke (29) have worked tirelessly as Refuge Champions to raise awareness of domestic abuse since the 2016 murders, and Ryan has recently got even more active with a ...

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Balls to prostate cancer

Dropping balls helped raise over £200 for Prostate Cancer UK. Phyllis Newton’s latest monthly bingo night at the Whaplode Village Hall helped the charity after another fantastic turnout for the event. In total the players raised £203 and Paul Denman from Prostate Cancer UK was on hand to collect the cheque. Phyllis said: “It was another good turnout considering it ...

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Spalding fire station picnic open day

Spalding Fire Station will host its annual charity fundraiser picnic and open day on Sunday, September 1. There will be live demonstrations, a barbecue, raffle and games, fire service shop, vintage fire engine, as well as police, LIVES and ambulance services. A fire station spokesman said: “We will be raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity and The Lighthouse Project ...

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Funding plea for new play area

The race is on to find the final funding for a new play area for Moulton Chapel which was granted planning permission last week. The village’s Youth and Community Centre have, for the past two years, been working and fundraising for the project after being offered the opportunity to lease land next to the Moulton Chapel Road centre. So far ...

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