Fundraising

Ghoulish garden boost for charity

A Halloween mad man is to raise money for a charity that brings cancer care closer to home throughout Lincolnshire and is helping prolong the life of his uncle. Jamie Knight is set to once again deck his Cathedral Drive front garden out with all kinds of spooky treats. But this year’s fundraiser is particularly poignant for him as he’ll ...

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Lions donation hits right note

A local band has been given a boost thanks to the Spalding Lions. Lions president Eileen Robson, along with Lions Carole Bell, Alastair Bell and Richard Pacey, made a visit last week to the Spalding Marching Ambassadors to present them with a donation of £500 to assist them in securing the future of the band. The group were formed in ...

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GALLERY – Roman (3) scores on and off pitch

Thousands of pounds were netted for the family of a football mad Holbeach three-year-old who are looking to create the best life possible. Roman Fest was held for Roman Wilson at Donington Community Centre on Sunday as part of the fundraising efforts to build a swimming pool that would help ease the daily pains he experiences. The day involved a ...

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Raising funds with cake sale

Spalding Parish Day School hosted a cake stall to raise money to help Macmillan Cancer Support do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. Jess, a Year Five pupil, organised it as part of her ‘Make a Difference Project’. The children, in Year 5, also hosted a raffle with Macmillan merchandise to win and held a ‘Guess how many ...

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Lots of pumpkin fun

Pumpkin celebrations are coming to South Holland this weekend with a family-centred event in Spalding. The celebration of horticulture and harvest will be in the town centre from 10am to 3pm on Saturday with a variety of entertainment alongside the usual weekend market. Local businesses in the town centre are taking part in the annual window dressing competition and there ...

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Roaring charity fun

The owner of a Spalding hotel braved the shave during a charity coffee morning. The Red Lion hosted a cake and coffee sale for Macmillan and, with headshave, more than £800 was raised. “It was a delight to see so many people join us as we raised money for a charity close to the hearts of many. The efforts of ...

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Marathon efforts for brilliant causes

Fun runners returned to the London Marathon this weekend and there was plenty of South Holland interest. They included two teachers, Frances Crampton and Haidee Paul, of St John’s Primary School. Frances Crampton and Haidee Paul, of St John’s Primary School. The pair got the children involved with their campaign before completing Sunday’s race. So far Miss Paul has raised ...

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Lions send 76,836 pairs of spectacles

Thousands of pairs of glasses have been donated to charity by people around Spalding and the latest batch has been sent for sorting. Over 13 or 14 years, Spalding Lions have collected a total of 76,836 pairs of spectacles which are taken to a central point in Chichester. John Steel, a Spalding Lion, has taken the latest eight boxes recently. ...

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Sky’s the limit for daring Lisa

A daredevil Spalding woman has raised £800 for charity by taking to the skies. Lisa Piccinelli, who has autism, epilepsy and learning difficulties, was determined to help two charities by jumping from an airplane in a tandem skydive. Along with her mum Ann, Lisa boosted her fundraising with a recipe book they created during lockdown. “We had been cooking on ...

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Team walk for charity

Team members from Greencore’s salads sites in Spalding joined colleagues from Boston to support charity. They all took part in the national Dawn Walk for Samaritans which was held at sunrise on Sunday, September 18. Two Greencore teams set off on a 10km walk from the Wardentree Lane site in Spalding and Elsea Park in Bourne. So far the walkers ...

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Fundraising in memory of Sarah

Kind-hearted staff at law firm Roythornes have raised an incredible £5,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of a colleague they lost to cancer and who was cared for at the Peterborough hospice. Sarah Banner joined the firm in November 2015 and made a positive impression with clients and staff alike. But she was diagnosed with a returning ...

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Going for gold for cancer charity

The Gosberton Academy community came together recently to raise awareness for a fantastic cause. September is Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and pupils wore gold or yellow clothing in exchange for a donation, raising £130. Headteacher Tom Baxter said: “It was fantastic to see so many children taking part. It really shows the fantastic efforts of our families ...

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Ian’s run in memory of mum

A son is to run the London Marathon in memory of his mum and raise money for The Tulip Suite at Spalding’s Johnson Hospital.Ian Tomblin is taking on the 26.2 miles close to the tenth anniversary of the death of mum Diane.And to say thank-you for the care she got at the hospital he’s already had over £1,000 pledged towards ...

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Trevor’s 10-hour charity bike ride

A cyclist has raised £1,000 for charity by cycling 150 miles non-stop. Trevor Corney, of Spalding, took on his own Five Piers Challenge which saw him cycle between Cromer, Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southwold, where he was met by his brother and support driver Graham.His mammoth effort saw him raise a total of £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Society and Mind.After ...

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Tractor run is a grand event

A popular tractor run returned last weekend to raise £1,200 for St Bartholomew’s Church and West Pinchbeck Village Hall. In total 38 tractors took part in the West Pinchbeck Tractor Run on Sunday, September 12. They left the hall at 10am returning around 11.30am.Meanwhile there was a BBQ, refreshments and stalls at the hall. One of the organisers, Paul Bellamy, ...

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Ball rolls through charity run

A Spalding great-grandad has returned to running at the age of 71 to complete the Great North Run without leaving South Holland in memory of a relative. Brian Ball was a keen runner before ill health meant he had to stop. However he wanted do something to raise money for cousin Clive Baker who died earlier this year after contracting ...

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Abbie’s South Africa opportunity

A 17-year-old is raising money so she can help teach young people in South Africa. Abbie Brown, from Crowland, is working with the charity Project Trust which sends people on gap year projects. She’s been inspired to do so after seeing her step-sister Charlotte take part in a trip to the country. Abbie, who is set to begin her final ...

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Howzat for a fundraiser?

An annual cricket game strolled back to the crease this year and raised over £1,100 for local good causes. Sir John Hayes’s annual Lords and Commons XI match with Moulton Harrox Cricket Club returned on Sunday, August 29 in the village. The host club took the win, regaining the trophy from Sir John’s team who had retained it in the ...

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Generous donation to project

A new community project led by the Catholic Community in South Holland has received more support from a local self-employed Spalding resident. Local gardener Luke Britton, who has recently set up his own garden maintenance company Perfect Gardens, has donated £200 to Project St Thomas. It aims to provide a Community Café facility and provide Changing Places facilities for those ...

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Caring Cara’s a cut above

A six-year-old from Spalding has had hair cut short for The Little Princess Trust. Cara Smart-Waterfall became interested in wigs after watching the Netflix show Alexa and Katie where they were mentioned. Mum Norma Smart showed her You Tube videos about them including what the Little Princess Trust do for young people who have experienced hair loss due to ill ...

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