Fundraising

Garden party at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Gardens helps towards £3,500 for Cancer Research UK

A fundraising drive this year by a Spalding mum has raised more than £3,500 for Cancer Research UK. Liz Batterham, who added £387 proceeds from a garden party at Aycoughfee Gardens in Spalding last Saturday, still has four more events to go in 2014. The inspiration for the fundraising came from the loss of her aunt, Tina Bryan, to cancer ...

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Holbeach dad and daughter happy with sponsored cycle ride to Crawley

A father and daughter’s charity bike ride from Holbeach to Crawley was fine – in terms of both the physical challenge and the weather. Steve and Dayna Kingshott pedalled from home in Stukeley Road to Crawley fire station over last Saturday and Sunday. The pair hope to have raised about £800 for The Fire Fighters’ Charity and Boston and South ...

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Fundraising garden party at Ayscoughfee Gardens in Spalding for cancer victim

A young mum who lost her aunt to cancer last year at the age of 50 has organised a charity garden party in Spalding this weekend. Tina Bryan died last October and Saturday’s event at Ayscoughfee Gardens is the latest fundraiser for Cancer Research UK by niece Liz Batterham (33). Liz, who has raised more than £3,000 this year, said: ...

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South Holland district councillors club together for Spalding special school play equipment

Kind-hearted councillors have clubbed together to provide new play equipment for a Spalding school. The Garth School, a special school with 45 pupils aged between two and 19 from across South Holland, will benefit from the generous donation which includes scooters, tricycles, wheelbarrows and buggies. Twenty councillors contributed a total of £2,370 from their own budgets and the equipment will ...

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Holbeach charity shop hands £500 each to three local beneficiaries

Chosen Charity of Holbeach has made presentations to three local beneficiaries. The charity shop in Fleet Street has donated some of its proceeds to: £500 to Whaplode Primary School swimming pool committee £500 to Holbeach and District Youth Centre £500 to Home Start. Treasurer Iris Boland said: “Chosen Charity donated over £19,000 to local causes in 2013. Our target for ...

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Father and daughter taking on 150-mile cycling challenge from Holbeach to Crawley

A daunting 150-mile bike ride for charity is drawing near for a Holbeach father and daughter. Steve and Dayna Kingshott are planning to pedal from Holbeach fire station to Crawley fire station on Saturday, August 23, to raise money for two charities close to their heart. Steve – a retained firefighter at Holbeach – is fundraising for The Fire Fighters’ ...

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Peppa Pig goes down a storm during Spalding Iceland store’s fundraising week for Royal British Legion

‘Selfie’ photos of kids with Peppa Pig and George helped Spalding’s Iceland store towards its £1,000 fundraising target for Royal British Legion. Children loved having their picture taken on mobiles with the TV characters (costing a grown-up £1). It was part of fun at the Winfrey Retail Park on Saturday which raised £310. A raffle, tombola, cake stall and name ...

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£900 raised for Callum Pite Smile Charity with Pinchbeck events

A football match between Pinchbeck United players past and present was part of a big weekend of fundraising by the club for the Callum Pite Smile Charity. The Reserves beat a Vets team 12-0, but an even bigger winner was the charity, which helps youngsters undergoing cancer treatment. Forthcoming events include a race night at Sutton Bridge Conservative Club on ...

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Spalding lad Jake becoming an accomplished fundraiser – aged 8

An enterprising young Spalding boy has completed the first of two fundraising events this month for charity. Jake Winkett was the chief organiser of a fun day at St Paul’s Primary School in Spalding on Saturday. It raised £200 for Peterborough City Hospital’s Amazon children’s ward. And on Saturday, August 30, the youngster is doing a two-and-a-half hour solo sponsored ...

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‘Fate’ takes a hand in Simon’s cycle challenge

A Moulton Chapel cyclist has said “it felt like fate” when he discovered a charity cycling challenge fell on the anniversary of his sister’s death. Simon Williams is gearing up to tackle this year’s Ride London 100 bike ride in aid of Asthma UK – on exactly the same day as his sister died as the result of an asthma ...

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Wife to continue fight to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease after Andrew’s death

A grieving wife has vowed to continue her efforts to raise awareness of a disease which claimed the life of her husband. Julie Grantham and her family have held several fundraising events for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in the past 18 months since husband Andrew was diagnosed with the condition. Andrew (50) died last week after three weeks in ...

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Peppa Pig at Spalding’s Iceland store this weekend

Spalding’s Iceland store has children’s TV characters Peppa Pig and George in store on Saturday (9am-3pm). It’s part of a week of fundraising for the Royal British Legion by Iceland. The Winfrey Retail Park store has a raffle to win £50 of vouchers, tombola, cake stall on Friday and Saturday and a sponsored bike ride around Grafham Water by staff ...

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Gary gears up to tackle poverty with 100-mile ride

A charity shop manager is gearing up for a 100-mile cycle ride to raise money to help overcome world poverty. Gary Peatling, who is manager at the Oxfam shop in Spalding will join 70 riders from the charity in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. The ride will involve more than 20,000 cyclists and takes place on August 10. Volunteers in ...

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Son is fighting back against disease which ‘stole’ his dad

The son of an Alzheimer’s sufferer is coping with the disease which has “stolen” his dad by fundraising for a charity which he hopes will help “save the next generation”. Dan Wise (42), of Whaplode says research into a cure and a better treatments will come too late for his dad Graham, but he hopes that by raising cash for ...

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Long Sutton Co-op staff clock up miles for memories

Staff at a village store clocked up more than £200 to support people with dementia by “cycling” 67 miles. The colleagues at the Co-op in Long Sutton took it in turns to do 15 minutes on an exercise bike as part of a 12,000 Miles for Memories challenge across Lincolnshire Co-op’s stores – one for every person living with dementia ...

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Live music raises cash at pub event

Live music, karaoke and barbecue kept the crowds entertained – and fed – at a charity music day at The Black Bull pub in Holbeach. The event was held in aid of Make-A-Wish UK, a charity that fulfils the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. As well as music, there was also a face painter and a raffle. Performers all ...

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First-ever Spalding parade for Armed Forces Week raises £751 for Veterans’ Aid

The first-ever Spalding parade to mark Armed Forces Week received great support. Held on market day, a stall and bucket collection raised £751.21 for the charity Veterans’ Aid. The parade was led by South Holland District Council chairman Coun Robert Clark and Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth, and included Spalding Marching Ambassadors Band. Standards borne were Royal Lincolnshire Regiment ...

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Pyjama party in Pinchbeck helps Rhiannon’s fundraising for Tanzania trip

Busy teenager Rhiannon Saunders added another £121 to her fundraising tally for a school trip to Tanzania next year. The 14-year-old held a pyjama party at Pinchbeck Village Hall last Friday. About 20 people enjoyed games with prizes donated by local businesses, including the village bakery and Birchgrove Garden Centre. Rhiannon, a student at Sir John Gleed School in Spalding, ...

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Military history comes to life at family fun weekend

Events to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings continue with a military-themed family event at the Anglia Motel, Fleet. A host of military and vintage vehicles will be on display at the motel on Saturday, when everyone is welcome to go along – free of charge – and come face to face with a piece of the past ...

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Injury forces Spalding pair to abandon John O’Groats to Land’s End tandem challenge

A pair of fundraisers has had to admit defeat after injury forced them to give up plans for a charity cycle ride. Mark Le Sage and Graham Ridley had planned to take part in a “top to bottom” challenge to cycle from John O’ Groats to Land’s End on a tandem in 2012. But an accident at work left Mark ...

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