Fundraising

Cancer patient’s hopes for Vegas

A group of friends are rallying round to send a Spalding man with terminal cancer to see the sights of Las Vegas. Craig Dolan (52) has been given just six months to live, and his friends are fundraising to make his remaining time as special as possible.Top of the list are a trip to Las Vegas, a skydive and a ...

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Long walk to raise cash for charity

A Holbeach nurse will be joined by two colleagues on a 28-mile charity walk in memory of her dad. Andrea Graveling and friends Hailey Muller and Rachael Bowman will walk from Sutton Bridge to Hunstanton raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.Andrea’s dad Trevor Graveling died of the disease in February, and she chose the place where he lived and a ...

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Lions charter birthday bash

Bow ties and ball gowns were the order of the day for members of Spalding Lions. The club marked its 53rd charter anniversary with a celebration event at Spalding’s Woodlands Hotel.The club was formed and chartered in 1971 with the first president Jack Smith, a local chartered accountant.Current president Stuart East and his wife Nita welcomed guests including District Governor ...

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Hula-hooping and car washing to raise charity funds and awareness

Bakkavor employees from its UK sites not only celebrated GroceryAid Day, they also organised a Big Bakkavor Walk challenge to raise money for their chosen charity partner. GroceryAid offers a whole array of support services to people working in the grocery industry and their families – including counselling, legal advice and help with budgeting and financial grants.Every year, Bakkavor runs ...

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Staff step up for hospital

Workers have stepped out from behind their desks to raise funds for the hospital she works at.Holbeach Hospital receptionist Sheila Pocklington-Turner was joined by its finance officer Carole Marriott in a 15-mile walk to raise funds for the community institution.On Sunday, May 12, they walked 15 mile from Moulton Marsh Nature Reserve to Guys Head Lighthouse near Sutton Bridge.All of ...

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Big donation for children’s centre

A Spalding charity has been donated 22 bags of brand new clothes to be distributed by Spalding Children’s Centre. The company closing an online clothing site, had 22 bags of stock it didn’t need and was aware of Ella’s Project.The charity, run by Mark Le Sage and named after his daughter, frequently collects items for those less fortunate, including presents ...

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Warm welcome for dads

Three Dads Walking the country to raise awareness of mental health charity Papyrus after their three daughters took their own life were given a warm welcome to Sutton Bridge. The 25-day long Walk of Hope 2024 was taken on by Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen whose daughters Sophie, Beth and Emily all took their own lives. They left ...

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Safe passage to The Lighthouse

A Spalding company has decided to celebrate going 2,000 days without having an accident on site by giving a donation to charity. Packaging manufacturer Spalding Cover has donated £1,000 to The Lighthouse Project after its safety record on Enterprise Way.The charity provides social support and housing for homeless or at-risk young people, helping them to transform their lives and move ...

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Care home’s sponsored walk

Residents and staff of a Spalding care home took on a sponsored walk to raise money as part of MS Awareness Week. Those at the St John’s Care Home in Hawthorn Bank took part in the fundraisetr to mark the end of the week.They’d previously all made butterflies to wear on the route that saw them walk into the town, ...

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Super efforts in marathon

A Saracen’s Head man broke a world record, while Spalding United’s kit man made it £37,000 for charity at Sunday’s London Marathon. Simon Killen dressed as Nintendo’s Super Mario clocked two hours, 52 minutes, 57 seconds to set the world record of Fastest Marathon in a Videogame Costume.He knocked four minutes of the existing record and was met by a ...

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Music festival’s suite donation

Members of the Spalding Round Table have donated £5,000 to an end of life care suite at the Johnson Hospital. The money came from profits of last year’s Spalding Festival and help with the refurbishment of the relatives’ lounge and overnight accommodation.The work is being organised by the Spalding Hospice Foundation.Sue Wray, from the foundation, said: “Prior to the presentation ...

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Air Cadets land latest cheque

The closing Chosen charity shop in Holbeach is continuing to hand out the cash. Recently members from the 2430 (Holbeach) Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets were presented with a £600 cheque.A spokesman for Chosen said: “They’re such an amazing group of people.”It takes the total donated by Chosen since this January to nearly £25,000.

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Charity’s roarsome new pal

A dinosaur was seen running amok in Holbeach last week. It was, in fact, the new mascot of South Holland charity Tonic Health.A spokesman for the charity said: “Due to them being from a very different area, they were very unsure of what Holbeach has to offer so we showed them the town centre.“Our new staff member has been brought ...

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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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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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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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