Fundraising

Tough fundraiser for new recruits

District councillor and businessman Harry Drury is joining Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s latest cohort of recruits to raise money for the Firefighters’ Charity by organising and participating in a sponsored 10km hose run. Harry, who is currently undergoing training to become an on call firefighter with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, based at Spalding Fire Station, said: “Seven recruits will be ...

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Viola’s 100 miles for charity

A Spalding 12-year-old has been inspired by a friend to cycle for 100 miles in 30 days. Viola Mallen-Wallace, who lives just outside Moulton Chapel, has already raised over £400 for the Little Princess Trust by getting on her bike. She was inspired to take on the challenge by her friend Alia Jones who cycled for 100 miles on her ...

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Steve’s marathon effort for family

A man’s marathon effort has raised awareness of a rare life-limiting condition that his friend’s children are battling. Last Sunday, Steve Tucker ran from his Holbeach home to Springfields in Spalding and back again twice, the equivalent of 26.2 miles. He did so for the Batten Disease Family Association and his run doubled as the launch event for the Blisters4Memories ...

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Sam’s drive to complete London Marathon

A runner replicated the London Marathon on her driveway recently as she raised thousands of pounds for a mental health charity. Sam Hall is still hoping to run the re-scheduled race in October after the April event’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The London Marathon on her front drive. But determined to not let her sponsors for the Mental ...

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Virtual Three Peaks Challenge

A Spalding family are climbing their stairs 1,140 times in a lockdown Three Peaks Challenge. Dan, Melissa, Noah (7) and Elliot Ford (4) are working as a team to complete the virtual challenge. Noah (7) and Elliot Ford (4) who are doing a virtual Three Peaks Challenge. So far the family has climbed the equivalent of Scafell Pike raising money ...

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On the mark to help community

Donations of personal protection equipment (PPE) to schools in Long Sutton and Spalding are among the initiatives led by Ella’s Project in the last week. The group led by Mark Le Sage is involved in a host of initiatives to help the community during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Melissa Ford and Darran Grout from Long Sutton Primary School It’s arranging, ...

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Shed-load of cash for group

Long Sutton’s Men’s Shed group has received a lockdown boost. The group which aims to provide a place for men suffering from loneliness or isolation is continuing to call on its members during the lockdown and working to expand when its sessions are allowed to reopen. It’s been boosted by a £1,000 grant from Lincolnshire County Council’s COVID-19 Community Fund. ...

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Freemasons’ donation to cyclone-hit countries

A grant of £15,000 from Freemasons will provide more than 700 families with food for almost three weeks in the wake of Super Cyclone Amphan, which swept through Bangladesh and India recently. This urgently-needed humanitarian assistance has been provided by the Freemasons’ charity the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons throughout the country, including those in Spalding and ...

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Peddle power raises thousands

It pushed her to her limits, but a teen has raised thousands of pounds to go towards a cure for her debilitating condition by biking 100 miles from her home. Alia Jones (14) suffers with constant extreme exhaustion due to suffering mitochondrial disease. But hope has come from The Lily Foundation, a charity set up to find a cure which ...

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A cool way to raise money

A motor neurone disease sufferer who has raised thousands of pounds for charity is hoping to raise awareness of the condition while raising a bit more cash. Nigel Brasier, of Donington, has reinvented the Ice Bucket Challenge – renaming it the Ice-Olation Bucket Challenge – in a bid to raise awareness of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Ice Bucket ...

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Councillors give back to charities

Good causes in South Holland have received grants from Lincolnshire County Council to support them during the coronavirus pandemic. All eight councillors covering divisions in our district have helped to issue cash from the Covid-19 Community Fund Scheme. Each of the 70 county councillors is able to allocate up to £3,000 to community groups in their division. As of May ...

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Women’s Great bid to raise funds

A woman is looking to beat The Great North Run in September alongside her friend just months after beating breast cancer. Teresa Walton, of Weston, was diagnosed with the disease after a routine mammogram just two days after son Sam got married last July. But after radiotherapy she was given the all clear on New Year’s Eve and is now ...

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El of a gesture for carers

Ella’s Project has continued to provide treats and essentials for local groups. The group set up by Mark Le Sage has been working with a number of local people including Diane Virden, Ros Reynolds and Louise Neal to help provide scrubs for local carers. They’ve also presented flowers and this week were able to donate cupcakes made by Janet Bowden. ...

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Amazing Alia’s hope of being miles better

A teenager who struggles every day with exhaustion is attempting to bike 100 miles during May to help find a treatment or cure for her debilitating condition. Nearly five years ago, Alia Jones (14) was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease that she describes as “making everyday life extremely exhausting and a challenge”. The condition leaves all parts of a sufferer’s body, ...

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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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Scouts’ honour for Rotary club

The Rotary Club of South Holland has been certified for its support of the Scout Movement. The group, which is continuing to provide support for local community groups despite the current lockdown, has been sent a certificate from America by The International Federation of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR). It follows their donation of some of the money raised during last Christmas’s ...

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Barry’s wheelie good birthday

Donations came from as far as France a 72-year-old celebrated his birthday by biking for more than eight hours and raising more than £1,100 for charity. Due to his age, Barry Drew is having to self-isolate and he was getting frustrated at seeing his Spalding Cycling Club colleagues out volunteering to help the community. So he decided to complete ten ...

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Twins inspired by Colonel Tom Moore raise £1,000 for NHS

Nine-year-old twins from Weston Hills have raised nearly £1,000 by taking on 25 kilometres worth of challenges. Harry and Bertie Badcock wanted to take on a challenge after being inspired by Colonel Tom Moore who has raised more than £30m for the NHS. So on Tuesday they did five kilometres each on the treadmill, on the exercise bike, dribbling a ...

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Dinners donated to new food bank

Gosberton Food Bank is the latest to receive a donation from our Donate A Dinner appeal. Coun Harry Drury dropped off 30 freshly prepared meals, courtesy of A Country Kitchen and donated as part of our campaign. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with Coun Drury to launch Donate A Dinner – an appeal which aims to ...

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Boredom box bid by group

Creating boredom packs to help vulnerable adults and handing out more fruit and veg are among the reasons a group helping others in Spalding and Pinchbeck are asking for donations. Since the current coronavirus outbreak, the Spalding and Pinchbeck COVID Kindness team has been producing packs to help others including delivering fresh food and things to keep children entertained. It ...

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