Fundraising

Volunteers transform Surfleet park

The popular Glen Park play area in Surfleet has become a more colourful place thanks to a group of volunteers who have spent the summer painting the fences bright colours. Surfleet woman Gaynor Fiske, who grew up in the village and moved back a few years ago, helped coordinate the efforts of a group of dedicated volunteers, who together have ...

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Young citizens clean up Spalding and give to good causes

Members of Spalding’s National Citizen Service (NCS) volunteer programme have raised almost £400 for local causes. By spending a fortnight of their summer break in doing good deeds in Spalding, the 15 to 17-year-old NFC members raised £374 for the 5th Spalding Brownies and Spalding Rugby Football Club. The NFS programme, which is designed to build confidence and skills through ...

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Holbeach charity donation saves dog’s leg

Holbeach’s Chosen Charity has donated £500 to save the leg of a dog called Cappo after seeing an appeal online. At 15-weeks-old, Cappo was attacked by another dog and suffered a broken leg. Staff at Sutterton Hospital put out an appeal in an attempt to raise funds to repair the fracture and Chosen responded with a £500 donation. Amy Trigg ...

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Community helps Spalding charity hit by theft

The community has rallied round to raise hundreds of pounds after a charity’s shop and cafe was targeted twice by thieves on the eve of a special celebration. The St Barnabas Hospice store is this week celebrating a year since moving from New Street, but a dampener was put on the celebrations when thieves broke into the shop overnight after ...

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Appeal launched to help charity shop hit by thieves

After a charity was targeted by thieves earlier this week, a kind-hearted lady has set up an appeal to help recover the lost money. Emma Wilson decided to set up a Just Giving page so people could donate to St Barnabas Hospice after its shop and cafe was robbed overnight on Monday. Thieves stole two safes containing £800 worth of ...

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South Holland women braving the shave for a great cause

Two South Holland women won’t be feeling the heat as they brave the shave for a cancer charity. Georgina Harrison lightening the load after being successfully treated for a life-threatening tumour. She was diagnosed after a routine eye test at Spalding’s Molsom and Associates resulted in an immediate  referral to the Royal Eye Hospital in Boston. Unbeknown to her, she ...

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Daughter’s charity run to help air ambulance save lives

The daughter of a man who died when his motorcycle was hit by a car will take part in her first ever sponsored run to help the service that tried to save him. On Saturday (August 12) Melissa Elam (27) will take part in the Nottingham 10K race, raising money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. The service is ...

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Award-winning fundraisers

A local group’s efforts in raising £38,000 for people affected by cancer in Lincolnshire have earned it an award. The Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising group have been named the Regional Fundraising Committee of the Year for the Midlands by the charity. The numerous events members have put on in the last year include fashion shows at Cindy’s ...

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Fleet and Holbeach groups help toddler with cancer

Two local groups have got behind a fundraising drive for a four-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with cancer. Jocelyn Leaver, of Skegness, has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma and has a watermelon-sized tumour in her stomach. Anglia Motel, Fleet, owner Harold Payne saw her featured on a local news programme and wanted to do something. So he took the World ...

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Cricket legends set for fundraiser

Moulton Seas End is set to host a number of legendary cricketers for a charity match next month. West Indian batting great Gordon Greenidge as well as former England cricketers Philip DeFreitas, Devon Malcolm, Chris Lewis and spinner John Emburey will feature for the Lashings XI taking on a Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) XI at Seas End Hall on ...

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GALLERY: A roaring good time for health at Spalding hospital ball

Supporters of the Johnson Community Hospital stepped back almost a century to raise cash at the weekend. The annual ball had a Roaring Twenties theme and gangsters featured heavily. Sally Brown, a sister in the outpatients department and chairman of the Johnson Community Hospital Ball Committee, said: “Thank-you to everyone who attended to make this year’s event such a fantastic ...

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Holbeach Rotary Club closes with big cheque

Young people in and around Holbeach will benefit from the demise of a town club. The Rotary Club has closed its branch in the town and presented a £4,000 cheque to Holbeach Hub. The money will complete the funding of the hub’s Play Garden project. President Colin Scott handed the cheque to Coun Tracey Carter during the town’s food festival ...

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Donington family fun day makes a splash and raises cash

Sponges flew and rats were splatted at a Donington Fun Day. A spokesman from organisers Young Dons said: “Big thank you to all our volunteers and our sponsor Storm Events for putting on the England game for us all to enjoy. “It was a very hot fun day.” The spokesman added that the day raised £715 for the club.

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Share in the big beerfest benefits

The 2018 Spalding Beer and Music Festival has raised more than £20,000 – and wants to share that among local youth organisations. In a statement online, Spalding Beer and Music Festival organiser Sam Nundy said: “After finalising this year’s accounts we are delighted to announce that this year’s festival raised just over £20,000.” “Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, ...

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Tommy guards first war grave in Holbeach

After a successful appeal to raise money for a ‘Tommy’ sculpture to commemorate the First World War, the specially commissioned steel soldier has been posted at his first grave. Tommy now stands at the grave of Robert Diss of the Lincolnshire Regiment in Holbeach Cemetery. Mr Diss died on October 7, 1915. Spokesman Michael Brett said: “So far we have ...

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Gosberton House School’s bouncy birthday

There was good cause for a Spalding school to celebrate at the weekend. Gosberton House Academy pulled out all the stops to mark the school’s 65th anniversary. Fun inflatables, a range of food and stalls were all on offer on Saturday as pupils, families and staff marked the special event. A school spokesman said more than £500 had been raised ...

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Spalding carer raises cash for Sense client

A kind hearted carer has raised cash to help a young man who loves to stand in the sunshine. Matt Rogers works for the charity Sense and one of the people he supports has severe epilepsy. “He can have a number of drop seizures a day, he loves to stand in the sunshine in the garden but it is not ...

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Whaplode bingo queen’s three little ducks for breast cancer unit

All the twos, £222 were presented to a hospital unit that looks after breast cancer patients recently following a charity bingo night. The regular bingo nights at Whaplode Village Hall continue to be successful and the Breast Cancer Care Unit at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston was the grateful recipient following the last night on Friday, May 18. Organiser Phyllis ...

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Duo’s marathon nights in fight against breast cancer

A Spalding woman and her former colleague are stepping into the night on three marathon walks one of which is in Iceland. Pam Thompson, of Spalding, is joining former Bakkavor colleague Jenny Darroch, of Murrow, for the Moonwalks in Glasgow and Reykjavik in June where participants walk 26.2 miles through the night in aid of breast cancer research. They have ...

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Spalding Carl skirts the Rat Race

A Spalding man has raised over a thousand pounds for charity after completing the Rat Race dressed in a tutu. Carl Repper completed the 20 mile challenge in Stamford that featured 200 obstacle in five hours 15 minutes. Every year the policeman looks to do something for charity and this year he chose Children with Cancer UK to be the ...

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