Community

The long arm of the law

Spalding’s Phab group had a run-in with the law recently – but they all had a great time. PC Jack Craft and PSCO Paul Coupland, of Spalding police, were guests at the group’s regular meeting.At the ‘999 Night’, members were able to learn about the work of the police, as well as viewing some of the equipment they use including ...

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Island 75-mile run raises thousands

A Spalding soldier has raised thousands for a suicide prevention charity by running more than 75 miles around the Isle of Wight in one day. Elliott Lea (24) took around 17 hours to complete the feat for the Papyrus charity.The lance corporal serving with the 23 Para Engineer Regiment began his run at 5am on March 30, finally completing a ...

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Family baking– up charity efforts

A Moulton mum is putting on a Zumbathon for a charity which has helped her daughter who has a brain tumour. Both Jannine Sandell and her 16-year-old daughter Lily have a condition called Neurofibromatosis or NF1 for short.Due to the condition, Lily has a brain tumour, hydrocephalus, scoliosis, mobility issues and social and emotional issues. Jannine has minimal symptoms as ...

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Health group pile on pounds

A local weight loss support business, have raised over £1,600 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Members of Helen Webster’s Change Your Weigh With Helen, which has meetings in Pinchbeck and Spalding, have raised the funds by holding a weekly raffle and various fun events last year, including a fabulous awards night.Helen said: “Many members of the group have been touched by ...

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Mark’s memories of Lita

A Pinchbeck man has written a book about the 50s pop star who left him all her memorabilia after she died. Lita Roza was the first British woman to have a number one single in the UK chart with her 1953 cover of (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?She also had hits with Hey There and Jimmy Unknown ...

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Brownies pop in to care home

Holbeach Brownies recently held a meeting at a care home. Residents at Holbeach Meadows were keen to spend the evening supporting the Brownies to achieve their painting badge.Home manager Gemma Woodcock said: “We used a variety of media, including canvasses and pastels, but the favourite was poster paint and fingers – the Brownies led the way and the residents were ...

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Homeless charity set for grilling

Those at a homeless charity are to buy a barbecue to use having been given vouchers courtesy of a generous couple. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, decided to carry out the gesture as they were celebrating a special occasion.They asked district councillor Jan Whitbourn to hand out £10 vouchers to people who would need them, so she took ...

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Go behind the scenes of museum

There’s a chance to look behind the scenes of the Spalding Gentleman’s Society on Thursday, April 25. The Broad Street base is open to all from 10am to 4pm.A spokesman said: “Go behind the scenes and discover the activities that make the SGS museum, library and archive work.“Learn about conservation and digitisation.“Talk to collection staff and volunteers and discover new ...

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Scheme aims to empower youth

A South Holland charity is launching an initiative to work with young people who are unsure about what career path to take. Tonic Health has received UK Shared Prosperity Levelling Up Funding to launch the Empower Scheme.It involves workshops specifically aimed at those aged 16 to 25.A spokesman said: “The project is looking to identify, support and develop approximately 30 ...

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Youth hub opening a success

Gosberton Youth Hub has officially opened its doors. Tom and Ann Mehew of the organising committee cut the ribbon on the rejuvenated project.Friday nights see the Junior Youth Hub run from 5pm to 6.45pm and sessions for older children from 7pm to 9pm.There’s a nightly sub of £1.A spokesman said: “What an amazing launch we had.“We registered 80 amazing young ...

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Harold to DUKW into supermarkets to raise money for D-Day commemoration

A veterans supporter is taking his army machine to local supermarkets over the next few weeks to raise money to help mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Harold Payne will be at Tesco in Holbeach tomorrow and Saturday (April 5 and 6) and then at Morrison’s in Pinchbeck on Friday and Saturday May 9 and 10 collecting alongside his DUKW ...

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Girls are gold standard

Two members of Pinchbeck Girlguiding have been given the highest award possible. Amber Coleman (7) has been given the gold Rainbow award, the first from the group to receive it.And Laycie-Ann Creek is also the first Brownie from her unit to achieve the gold Brownie award.Leader Amy Coleman said: “They have gone above and beyond to achieve their highest awards ...

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Charity choc full of donations

A South Holland charity has thanked everyone who donated to its Easter egg appeal. Ella’s Project has for the last few years, asked people to donate goods so they can be passed on to the children in families who may otherwise not get one.It’s named after the charity founder Mark Le Sage’s daughter Ella.He said: “Ella’s Project would like to ...

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Council company donates profits

A South Holland District Council-owned housing company has once again given its profits to charity. Welland Homes made a £128,274 profit which has been shared between Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire, the Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service, Active Lincolnshire and South Holland in Bloom. Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire will receive £88,074, which will be used in its goals to provide free ...

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All aboard Tulip bus fundraiser

A Spalding special school is appealing for help as it looks to fund a minibus so its pupils can experience even more fantastic adventures. The Tulip Academy looks after SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities)pupils.“As our school community already knows, we have a mission of ‘Making every Moment Matter’, which means putting our learners first,” a spokesman for the school ...

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Celebrations roll on for wheel

The Spalding branch of the Inner Wheel Club has celebrated its 70th and the organisation’s 100th anniversaries. The international women’s group was initially formed by the wives of Rotarians in Manchester in 1923, with the Spalding branch forming just over 30 years later.To mark both milestones, members invited others from the club to join them at Spalding Golf Club for ...

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Rotarians join charity ride

Two Spalding Rotarians helped a fellow member from East Sussex in his charity cycle ride. James Slinn, the president of the Rotary Club of Bexhill, is on a mammoth ride of 2,500 miles raising money for the DISC Dementia Support and Sarah Lee Trust.He stopped in Spalding on Saturday night, after riding 52 miles with Graham Dawson of the Spalding ...

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Orchestra’s plucky donation

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) is giving a mega toe-tapping thanks to the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding for raising a fantastic £500 from events and concerts in aid of its life-saving work. The group’s secretary Katy Walker said: “It was a unanimous decision by us all to nominate LNAA.“The air ambulance is a vital device and we all ...

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Andy gears up for wheels role

A charity’s drive to get more people on their bike has moved up another gear after taking on a new mechanic. Tonic Health launched Wheels For Life with Active Lincolnshire last year. The scheme takes in donated old and broken bikes and will make them usable again for those who might otherwise not have access to a bike.The scheme has ...

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Easter Bunny hops around town

Crowland Community Preschool had a special visitor to walk with them on their Easter bonnet parade on Maundy Thursday. Children and staff were joined by the Easter Bunny to walk around Crowland saying hello to the local shop owners and customers.A spokesman for the school said: “The pupils looked great showcasing their bonnets which they made followed by an afternoon ...

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