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Lions help kids ride horses

Spalding Lions hosted an afternoon of horse riding for five children with cerebral palsy last weekend, from money raised from a recent event. The group’s 60s and 70s night paid for the day at Four Winds Equestrian Centre at West Pinchbeck. Lion Elaine Mothers said: “Thanks to Paula Matthews for making it a special afternoon for these special children. “They ...

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Pinchbeck pair’s platinum party

A West Pinchbeck couple who have regularly helped charities for decades have celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary. Maurice (90) and Vera Chappell (91) of Glenside South have lived in the village all their lives and were married is St Bartholomew’s Church on July 23, 1949. Throughout the past 53 years since their youngest daughter Claire was born with Downs Syndrome ...

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Chris is boxing clever for charity

A 42-year-old has landed nearly £1,500 and plenty of punches for charity. Chris Miller from Holbeach took part in a Ultra White Collar Boxing bout at the Peterborough Arena recently in memory of Angela Sedgwick (68) who passed away following a brain tumour. He won his bout against his matched opponent in the second round while raising £710 in online ...

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Domenique shines at Miss England

After finishing second out of 20,000 women looking to become Miss England, a former Spalding High School pupil is vowing to continue to inspire others and raise money for charity. Domenique Fragale (24) was named first runner-up in last week’s Miss England competition. She’d taken on the competition after years of fundraising for Leukemia charities after her dad Eric’s battle ...

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Sisters are doing it for others

Two young girls have raised over £600 for charity by having their long locks cut off and used for wigs for children. Isabelle (8) and Marley Bycraft (7) both wanted to have their hair cut after their granddad explained about children losing their hair and how they could help by speaking to the organisation of the Princess Trust to do ...

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Men’s Shed looks to expand in Long Sutton

After receiving fantastic support from Long Sutton’s Men’s Shed at a difficult time in his life a widower is now looking to help the group expand its home. After losing his wife Joan Tiller (74) last September Frank Heinrich-Tiller (70) became one of the 75 members of the town’s Men’s Shed initiative which aims to bring men together who may ...

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Kieran set for operation after fantastic community effort

A teenager is set for a potentially life-changing operation thanks to the support of the local community. Cerebral palsy sufferer Kieran Evans (17) is now awaiting confirmation of an appointment this month that will cut the nerves that affect his movement and lessen the effects of the debilitating condition. Mum Melissa has helped raise a fantastic £13,000 so her son ...

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Care home fête is a winner

The St John’s Care Home summer fête was a fun-filled fundraising success last week, raising £470 for the home. “Everyone had a lovely time,” said co-organiser Stephanie Lamont. Bishop Robert Gillion opened the fête and joined the residents and staff choir for three songs. The fête was held inside because of forecast thunderstorms. Stephanie added: “We had stalls with games ...

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Terry’s service badge award

A retired fire crew manager who served for nearly 30 years, including serving at Spalding Fire Station, has received a badge from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Terry Day, who stopped service in 2006 after completing 30 years with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, including 26 years at Spalding Fire Station, has been awarded the 40 year Membership Badge from the ...

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Rotary buys school a life-saver

Representatives from The Rotary Club of South Holland visited The Priory School in Spalding to hand over a brand new defibrillator. The Priory School supports pupils aged 11 to 16, who have a range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, autism, SEMH and communication issues. The school has always had use of a defibrillator stationed next door to them at ...

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GALLERY: Fun weekend is hailed a success

Bakkavor once again hosted a fantastic fun weekend at Springfields. Despite the odd shower and thunderbolt on Saturday, record numbers visited the event on both days. Bakkavor organises the daytime fun weekend in Spalding, by way of a big thank you to all its colleagues in the UK. The company gives out free entry wristbands to those who want to ...

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£33k allotments plan hoped to grow community

More than £33,000 has been awarded by Lincolnshire County Council from the Government’s Controlling Migration Fund for a “Grow and Share” allotment project in Spalding. The £33,699 project will work with migrant families to support integration in the community by learning to grow their own fruit and vegetables on a shared allotment site, with support centred on language, skills and ...

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Geoffrey (90) goes all out for charity

A Holbeach man who turned 90 years old in May has vowed to dedicate his life to his charity work, with a sponsored church walk planned for September and a bid to scale Lincoln’s Steep Hill. Geoffrey Gott, of Spalding Road, is collecting for his third sponsored Ride and Stride walk in September – having missed last year’s church walk ...

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Show off your garden and win

The Holbeach Front Garden competition is back, with prizes on offer to the green-fingered cultivators who take the top three spots. Whether your blooming garden is your pride and joy or you’re looking for a reason to get stuck into some landscaping, the Holbeach Front Garden competition is the perfect reason to share your time and effort. Organised by Coun ...

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New Lion head is here to serve

The new president of charitable organisation Spalding Lions has seized the chance to explain the ethos of the club. New President Lion Stuart East has been handed the Chain of Office by former president Terry Patey. Mr East explained: “As president of Spalding Lions, and with the help of my fellow club members, I would like to raise our awareness ...

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Change at the top of Rotary

The Rotary Club of South Holland has a new president. Jon Martin has taken over from David Spenceley in the role as president of the club. The occasion was attended by members of the club and guests at a lunchtime barbecue at the new president’s garden in Spalding. A spokesman for the club said: “We look forward to an interesting ...

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Accountants take a swing and raise fore!-hundred pounds

Accountants Moore Thompson has managed to raise almost £400 at its Annual Client Golf  Day. Held at Spalding Golf Club in Surfleet, the event saw more than 40 people attend the fundraising event, which pitted some of the region’s top business owners and professionals against one another. During the day the firm held a charity raffle to raise funds for ...

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Listed bid for old hospital building

A Spalding resident who has successfully had listed building status granted for a town centre property has now turned her attention to saving the Old Johnson Hospital. Jackie Allen, of Victoria Mews, has had her application to protect the 1871-built former Christian Association on Spring Gardens accepted as a Grade Two listed building by Historic England. Now she’s also appealed ...

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GALLERY: Academy pupils are outstanding

Spalding Academy students have shown they’re outstanding once again. At the end of each school year, every year group has an awards evening at Springfields where two students from every subject are nominated for awards. There’s also nomination for Outstanding Progress throughout the academic year and one nomination per year group for a student that has shown Outstanding Effort in ...

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In the pink for cancer charity

Over £630 was raised for Breast Cancer Care as the community in Holbeach came together for a special fundraiser. Coun Tracey Carter put the special coffee morning on recently at The Holbeach Hub and it proved a huge success. Attractions included a raffle with a special guest cake made by Cake Creations the star prize and Sue Webb was on ...

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