Events

Village Hall turns over new leaf

Pinchbeck Village Hall is taking to a different kind of booking than it normally does to keep income coming through. The committee who run the amenity are putting on weekly book sales from 10am to 12 noon event Saturday. It’s hoped sales will help recoup some of the loss of income due to the usual coffee mornings and gatherings not ...

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Glastonbury vibes in Spalding

A group of Spalding neighbours have used lockdown as a reason to improve community spirit in their street. Residents of Farthingales started out by joining in with the clapping for carers. Steve Marriott said: “During the weeks of clapping for carers our neighbours all came together to support each other. “We looked at ways in which we could all make ...

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Charity’s online talent show

It’s time to get your talents to a wider audience while raising money for a local charity in lockdown. Little Miracles, which puts on sessions and days for children with a disability in Spalding, has launched an online talent competition. The charity is unable to hold its usual events and fundraisers, so it’s looking for people to send in videos ...

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Kindness Team to ‘wind down’

A group set up to help others in Spalding is to start winding down some services as it says its need is decreasing thanks to the availability of the other services. Spalding COVID Kindness Team will continue with its food bank and care packages for the vulnerable and provide a wellbeing service. But it says it’s going to stop delivering ...

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Project donates to caring staff

A Spalding charity and group has stepped up to the plate and helped provide donations for local carers. Ella’s Project, which is run by Mark Le Sage, has for a number of years been collecting clothes for young people. And a few weeks ago for the COVID-19 crisis it, alongside the group For the Love of Scrubs Spalding, put the ...

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GALLERY – VE Day marked across the area

Celebrations might not have been exactly as planned but people across South Holland still turned out to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in style. Because of the coronavirus pandemic events planned to celebrate the occasion had to be called off but residents were determined not to let it slip by unmarked. Many people held picnics in their gardens, ...

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Take your shot for a cash prize

A local photography group have relaunched their annual competition so more can take part during the current COVID-19 lockdown measures. Long Sutton Photography Group now wants your pictures of Lincolnshire landscapes and have opened its 2020 competition up to emailed entries as well as postal. The competition is open to everyone until June 30 and there’s prizes for both adults ...

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Spreading joy from inside out

Families in South Holland following the rules to stay at home and in self-isolation are spreading colourful messages of hope by painting rainbows and other colourful things to display in their windows. One such family is Crystal Barnett (25), partner Stephen Rudd (21) and their three children Ethan (5), Blaze (3), and Poppy (2), who have been “extra busy” making ...

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Freemasons raise thousands for hospital ward with charity ball

Freemasons have raised £2,500 for a hospital ward as a thank you for the care the ward has given. The Alexandra Masonic Lodge, which is based in Long Sutton, put on their annual Ladies’ Festival on Saturday, March 14, to raise money for the Breast Cancer Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in King’s Lynn. It follows the fantastic ...

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Party for village’s elderly

A party that’s been put on for everyone over 65 in Quadring has entered its eighth decade itself. Every year for the last 71 years the hugely popular Quadring Senior Citizen Party has been put on for the village’s elderly. And this year was no exception with 97 people at the village hall. A special presentation was made to the ...

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Special run for group’s first birthday

The first anniversary of a Crowland parkrun takes place in April and hopes to welcome new runners to the group. Parkrun events have become regular fixtures across the country and a year ago, South Holland got its first. Snowden Field parkrun event director Adam Carress makes it clear the regular running session is just that – a run rather than ...

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The Pride of South Holland Awards 2020 nomination form

To nominate your local hero, fill out this form and send it to jan@tulip-events.co.uk Pride2020Download

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Help Spalding make a splash again with waterways festival

The community and businesses are being urged to get on board with a potential new water-based festival for Spalding. Members of the Spalding Town Forum raised the possibility of getting a committee together to launch a festival based in and around the town’s waterways, maybe from 2021. And they want to hear from interested people, businesses and groups who want ...

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Rotarians have plenty of variety

An annual show aimed at giving the elderly a Saturday night out returned with aplomb recently. The Rotary Club of the Spalding and the Welland’s Annual Variety Show saw 300 people enjoy a host of entertainment at the South Holland Centre on Tuesday, March 3. Showbiz professionals Tracie Hughes and Jennifer Bentley, of Spellbound, MC’d the night which included acts ...

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Holbeach to host VE Day celebration party

The 75th anniversary of VE Day will be celebrated in style in Holbeach thanks to a party organised by a district councillor. Coun Tracey Carter has booked one of Britain’s best big bands to make the 1940s-themed event suitably swing. Kalamazoo Dance Band will play the event and the party will take place at the town’s WI Hall on Friday, ...

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Leaps aplenty at charity ball

A marriage proposal was one of the highlights as thousands of pounds were raised for charity at a fancy ball. The Leap Year Ball, held at Springfields, Spalding, was organised by members of WeightWatchers and more than £2,810 was raised for Diabetes UK and The Friends of the Garth School in Spalding. It adds to the overall total of fundraising ...

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Pavanotti performance for those affected by flooding

An operatic tribute act is putting on a special concert this weekend to raise funds for those affected by flooding in Wales. Jeff Woods, aka Pavanotti, from Pinchbeck will be performing in Caffe Aurora, Holbeach on from noon on Saturday (February 22) to raise funds for those affected by the dreadful flooding in the Rhondda Valley where Jeff lived for ...

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Boxing clever for local charities

Former world champion Amir Khan was the star turn alongside a host of talented young boxers as Spalding’s annual Boxing Night at Springfields again proved a knockout success. In its 26th year, the Spalding and District Round Table event saw thousands of pounds raised for local charities. Attendees witnessed eight fantastic bouts of boxing on the night with the home ...

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Gallery – Having a ball at glamorous event

Over £4,000 was raised for local charities as a glamorous ball returned for an eighth year. The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland’s Two Lips Ball returned to Springfields last Saturday. This year’s event raised thousands in aid of the St John’s Ambulance and local Rotary supported charities. £2,000 was raised thanks to the raffle which had fantastic prizes including ...

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Stars in town for all things sci-fi

Springfields wlll be packed out with movie stars, cosplay fantatics, props and stalls at the end of the month for the next edition of Geekmania. The sci-fi and fantasy convention will welcome stars from the likes of Harry Potter, Star Wars and Torchwood, as well as acclaimed authors and artists on Sunday, February 23. A visual spectacle, cosplayers dressed as ...

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