Fundraising

Mum overwhelmed by support for Kieran

A 16-year-old with cerebral palsy is to hit the gym in preparation for an operation that could allow him to walk again after the fundraising campaign for it reached £10,000 in just a week. Kieran Evans and mum Melissa Evans of Pinchbeck, are now hoping an operation to cut the nerves in his spinal cord which are affected by the ...

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Spooky party for Ella’s Project

A ghoulish gathering is set to raise funds for a charity that will help clothe young people from some of the most disadvantaged families  in Spalding. Ella’s Project, which sources and provides children’s clothing for those that need it most, is holding a Halloween Party at the South Holland Centre from 7.30pm tomorrow (Friday). The band Zebra will be earning ...

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Bakery gets in the pink for charity

Staff at a bakery dressed up in pink for a day to boost a cancer charity. Employees at Addo’s Spalding Bakery in Fulney Lane raised an excellent £106.20 by donning their best pink clothes on Friday, October 19. It was all part of Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink Campaign. HR officer Stephanie Cooling, said: “We wanted to give something ...

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Masonic help for care charity

A vital service which gives carers a break from their role has received a £670 boost. The Masonic Ladies Night, organised by The Hundred of Elloe Masonic Lodge, raised the money from a raffle arranged by almoner Roy Mead. Heather Allan, as the wife of the Worshipful Master of the lodge, chose the charity – The Carers Sitter Service. The ...

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Remembrance Day charity endurance bid by former Royal Marine

A former-Royal Marine owner of a Holbeach gym is taking on a gruelling challenge for charity to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Sam Fowler (31) of Royals Gym has set himself a gruelling challenge to raise money for the Royal British Legion and Royal Marines Charity. On Friday, November 9, at 6am, Sam will ...

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Lions sponsored swim success

The Spalding Lions sponsored swim at the Castle Sports Complex Pool has raised more than £1,000 for charity. Elaine Mothers from Spalding lions said she was still awaiting some forms but so far the total raised is around £1,500. Elaine said around 45 people took part, adding: “This is an annual event we run which gives individuals, clubs and groups ...

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Help ‘miracle’ Kieran walk for second time

The mum of a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy who spent years learning to walk, is hoping to raise money for an operation that will allow him to stay on two feet and pain free. Kieran Evans, of Pinchbeck, was initially given just 12 hours to live after being born three-and-a-half months early. The resulting bleeding on his brain led to ...

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Sunday spin raises charity cash

South Holland Cyclists raised hundreds of pounds on a 60-mile ride. A total of 32 cyclists took part in the Sunday bike ride, organised by Castle Sports Centre operators, 1Life. The ride started in Spalding at the Castle Sports Complex and rolled through to Deeping and onto Stamford before heading back to the leisure centre for a Sunday roast dinner ...

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Generous gift aids Holbeach community hospital wing

A generous anonymous donor has stepped forward after a hospital run by the community hit unexpected costs in its new £660,000 expansion. Holbeach Hospital has unveiled its recent expansion nearly 30 years after volunteers saved it from closure. It is still community run thanks largely to donations, and opened a new wing with eight much-needed bedrooms to ease the waiting ...

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School’s slice of the Macmillan Coffee morning action

There was cake with a cherry on top for pupils and friends on Spalding Parish Church of England Day School. The annual Macmillan Coffee fundraiser was held at the venue. Staff, parents and children demonstrated their Bake-Off skills to produce a fantastic spread of cakes and biscuits. Year Six pupils, Harley and Tom, worked hard to make sure that everyone ...

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Numbers add up for Spalding school

The Priory School in Spalding has received a boost towards getting a new all-weather sports pitch thanks to accountancy firm Moore Thompson. The company chose the Neville Avenue school for those with special education needs as its charity of the year. Colleagues took on a host of events including a sponsored abseil down the Orbit Tower at the Olympic Park, ...

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Motel’s latest donation to charity

A local philanthropist who believes he’s raised nearly £800,000 for veterans over the years has come good again. Harold Payne, the owner of the Anglia Motel, Fleet, recently handed over a cheque for £10,000 to The Royal Anglian regiment’s Benevolent Fund. Soldiers from the regiment received the cheque at the motel’s recent Wheels Weekend which saw a display of classic ...

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Charity shoot goes with a bang

More than £1,000 has been raised at a charity clay pigeon shoot for the Poppy Appeal.   The event, held earlier this month at the East of England Shooting Ground near Whaplode Drove, saw almost 40 contestants in teams of up to four competing for prizes including a Land Rover Experience donated by Duckworth Jaguar Land Rover of Kirton and ...

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MP in the pink for breast cancer

John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings added pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser on Friday, October 19. Mr Hayes was joined by more than 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster, all encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer ...

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Cuppa load of this cancer fight: Macmillan Coffee Morning round-up

Five-year-old Brogan Marshall is among those urging you to tuck into cake and coffee this week to raise money for a cancer supporting charity. Brogan is one of the many hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning in memory of a loved one. His Saturday event is in memory of his grandfather John Marshall. First up though in raising money for Macmillan ...

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Riley welcomes his heroes home

A group of Sutton Bridge friends who cycled from Wales to the town on Saturday to raise money for a boy recovering from brain cancer was welcomed with a sign that read “my heroes”. Riley Watts (11) is in remission and the riders wanted to raise money to send him and his family on holiday following their 18-month ordeal. The ...

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Alan’s Three Peaks climb raises a gr-eight sum

Gutsy grandad Alan Clucas helped raise more than £8,000 for his Cowbit-based family by completing the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on Saturday. Alan, along with daughter Victoria Darby and her husband Paul, successfully scaled Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) – with the ordeal taking 13-and-a-half hours. The trio were helping raise money for Victoria’s Mia, Charlie and ...

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Help community scheme to get cash pot

A Gosberton and Quadring community scheme is in with the chance of a cash grant thanks to making an awards shortlist. The  Good Neighbour Scheme has been shortlisted in the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving 2018 awards and is in with the chance of winning £500. Voting closes on October 12 and this year Skipton said it has 165 pots ...

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‘Pushing to the limit’ to send Riley on holiday

A Sutton Bridge boy who is recovering from brain cancer treatment will get a well-deserved holiday with funds raised by a country-spanning bike ride this Saturday. Family and friends of 11-year-old Riley Watts will set off from Wales in the early hours of Saturday morning and arrive back at Sutton Bridge on Saturday evening. The welcoming committee will be at ...

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Help for hospital treating teenager

Fundraisers are helping the children’s department of a Norfolk hospital where a Holbeach teenager is being treated for a debilitating condition. Asher Denman (14) was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease two years ago and has never been in remission. There are some days he has to drag himself to school after little sleep, but his family say he doesn’t let the ...

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