Fundraising

Community hub build’s great start

Progress on a community hub is well underway thanks to the region’s charitiable tradesmen who have worked for free to start. Health and Wellbeing charity Tonic Health put out an appeal for help to convert a disused former art studio into a community hub and café in Surfleet and the past two weekends the call was answered. For the charity’s ...

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Baytree backs Give a Gift appeal

The Give A Gift Appeal has received a huge boost this week thanks to Weston’s Baytree Garden Centre donating 300 presents. The gifts will be added to scores of amazing presents given by our generous readers, ensuring children who wouldn’t normally get a present will have a happier Christmas. Harry Drury, of We’ll Let Your House, said: “I would like ...

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Freemasons boost air ambulance

Freemasons in Lincolnshire have helped give the air ambulance that serves the county a lift. Members of the group have donated £4,000 to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to help keep it running. David Wheeler, the Lincolnshire Freemasonry’s provincial grand master, said: “We all hope never to need the valuable support of the air ambulance, but tragedy can strike ...

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Whaplode Christmas bingo cash delight

There was plenty to celebrate at the bingo earlier this month. The total raised by Phyllis Baxter at Whaplode Village Hall saw a cheque for £576.60 presented to the village hall funds. “Many players were wearing Christmas jumpers and it was lovely. It made it go so well and everyone got a free mince pie and all the prizes were ...

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Chance to make a cat’s Christmas

Spalding Cats Protection League is hoping South Holland residents can help make Christmas for the animals in their care. The organisation was so overwhelmed by the amount of contributions collected by the Spalding Voice last year, that it is hoping to repeat the result this Christmas. Staff and volunteers have had a really busy year, with more cats and kittens ...

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Spalding community worker makes awards finals

A Spalding community worker who saved a group for lung disease sufferers has been honoured. Suzanne Wills had been involved in the Spalding Happy Breathers COPD group as part of her job with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service. Funding for the group ended in the summer but Suzanne has carried on as a volunteer in her own time to keep ...

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Donors help raise cash for Spalding charity shop

Two anonymous donors are helping Spalding’s Sue Ryder Bookshop with two ‘extraordinary’ donations. The first item handed to the shop in The Crescent is a brand new Hornby 00 gauge model locomotive called ‘Thorpe Hall’ – which is the location of the charity’s hospice in Peterborough. “The donor deliberately presented us with this item because he was hopeful that the ...

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Spalding store’s hamper appeal

Staff at Spalding Travel are hoping you can pack for other people as they’re looking to provide Christmas Hampers for those most in need. Its parent company Holiday With Us Group are working with charities Agape and Salvation Army to provide extra festive cheer to disadvantaged families. The hampers will be packed with items such as Christmas goodies, food, toys ...

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Give gifts and make a child’s Christmas

It’s the time of year when we ask our readers to dig deep and help make Christmas very special for local children who may otherwise miss out. The Spalding Voice office is a collection point for the annual Give a Gift Campaign and we are hoping to pack the office with toys galore. “Having founded the campaign seven years ago ...

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Pudsey piles up the pounds at Greggs

Hundreds of pounds was raised at Applegreen Services in Spalding on Thursday when Children in Need mascot bear Pudsey stopped by and spent the morning outside rattling a collection bucket. A spokesman for Greggs said £220 was raised during the morning’s collection alone. The Greggs store had been fundraising for Children in Need all week, with a stall by the ...

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Mission accomplished for former Royal Marine’s charity push

A Holbeach gym owner has raised almost £1,000 for RBL and Royal Marines Charity by completing a Centenery Challenge that took almost 10 hours of gruelling physical pain. Former Royal Marine Sam started at 6am on Friday and for the next nine hours and 54 minutes, people dropped in to donate and cheer him on as he attempted to run ...

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Plucking brilliant charity haul

A sell-out charity concert by the Ukelele Orchestra of Spalding raised an astonishing £4,000 for charity. Several members of orchestra went back to the South Holland Centre venue to present the impressive amount to the East Midlands Alzheimer’s Society last week. The orchestra members covered the cost of hiring the venue and the services of the centre staff, to ensure ...

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Donation in memory of Eric

A mobile cancer treatment unit has received a cash boost thanks to a family of fundraisers who give in memory of their beloved father and husband. Spalding couple Diane and Ian Tilley held a coffee morning to raise money for cancer care recently. It was backed by Diane’s twin sister, Elaine, raising £465 by hosting craft days at her home. ...

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‘Freeloaders’ hit veterans charity fireworks display

Hundreds of people watched a fireworks display fundraiser for veterans without paying, leaving the event £2,000 out of pocket, the organiser has claimed. Harold Payne of the Anglia Motel in Fleet says he himself will foot the shortfall but the event last Saturday won’t be able to provide funds towards helping veterans go to Normandy to commemorate the D-Day landings ...

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Pitching in for cash boost

Long Sutton Hockey Club is among those who are hoping to net your votes and a cash boost towards a new AstroTurf. The club has already raised £37,000 towards the £200,000 replacement of their current 20-year-old surface. Now it’s hoping to get enough votes to land money from the Aviva Community Fund. The club which has a host of different ...

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Pete to have a close shave for charity

A Spalding 11-year-old is to shave his head to help a charity shop hit by thieves. Pete Bailey has already donated his pocket money to St Barnabas after thieves twice stole money from its Spalding charity shop in August. Now the Priory School pupil wants to help them further by having his head shaved. He’s hoping to do it at ...

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Votes needed for fundraising

Four local groups are vying for your votes as part of Aviva’s Community Fund. The Lighthouse Project’s Karis House Cafe and Crafts, Going Forward Music Festival 2019, Carter’s Park Regeneration Project and Young Dons Junior Football Club are all in the running for a share of the insurance firm’s charity pot. The Lighthouse Project is looking for between £10,000 and ...

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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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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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