Fundraising

Footballer’s running support for great nan ahead of American adventure

A Spalding footballer who is soon off to play the sport in America is running throughout February to support his 89-year-old great nan who has supported him so many times on the sidelines. Sam Bayly (18), of Spalding, is running 5K every day to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society, a condition Maxine Andrews suffers with. Sam hasn’t been able ...

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Grandma’s charity effort with family to aid recovery after cancer treatment

A grandma who has just completed chemotherapy is saying thanks and getting fit by raising money for charity alongside her daughter. Teresa Thorpe was diagnosed with colon cancer in November after her condition had previously been mis-diagnosed since March. Now the 54-year-old, daughter Kimberley Waite and occasionally grandson Evan (3) are running and walking a total of 56 miles through ...

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Ollie’s treks for the homeless

A Weston nine-year-old has raised over a thousand pounds as well as awareness for those who are homeless by taking on a sponsored walk every night for seven days. Ollie Carrington-Ford has already raised over £1,000 for the Light Project in Peterborough and is set to bolster that further by holding a raffle. Previously the Spalding Whites U9s FC and ...

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Appeal for Kenzie (12) who’s lost the ability to stand up and walk

An appeal has been set up to help a Crowland 12-year-old regain some of his independence after he was left unable to stand or walk just before Christmas. McKenzie Goldsmith, known as Kenzie, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy seven years ago, a genetic condition which means his muscles are weakening as he gets older. But in the run up ...

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Freemasons’ boost for hospital

Long Sutton-based Freemasons have donated thousands of pounds to a hospital breast cancer unit. The Alexandra Lodge (985) have donated £2,800 to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The donation will go toward QEH’s Breast Cancer Unit development charitable fund following the fantastic care given to a close friend of Brother Dean Bowd, The Most Worshipful Master at Alexandra ...

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Flight charity hit by arson attack

A charity that helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds literally reach new heights has had its headquarters and two aircraft destroyed in an arson attack. The Lutton based Get High Volare is now appealing for help from local businesses after being targeted last weekend. It was set up three years ago by pilot of 35 years Tim Wiltshire, the first ...

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The gift of giving – and receiving

The run up to Christmas has been busy for a South Holland charity. Ella’s Project founder Mark Le Sage, local chair for the Royal College of Nursing, visited local surgeries to deliver thank-you bags for nursing staff. sdr The charity also delivered a shipment of toys which had been bought by generous customers art Lord’s Collectables in Pinchbeck. All the ...

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Santa motors in for Fleet visit

Santa Claus arrived in style on a trike when a broken down sleigh didn’t stop him helping Fleet residents spread some extra Christmas cheer this year while raising a grand for the parish church. The village has looked to boost community spirit via the Christmas Cheerfulness Campaign which was launched this year. But the potential obstacle to last week’s celebrates ...

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Rotary’s sleigh ride fun

The first night out with Santa’s Sleigh proved successful for South Holland Rotary Club. Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, Santa was able to take part in the annual event organised by the charity. Social distancing measures might mean giving donations is not as easy as in previous years. A special text and donate service has been arranged so the ...

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‘Inspirational’ mum’s grand gesture in memory of friend

A big-hearted Holbeach woman has raised more than £1,000 by shaving her hair off ahead of chemotherapy treatment for a second cancer diagnosis. Vivienne Marler battled endometrial cancer in May 2019 when her six rounds of chemotherapy following major surgery saw her lose her hair. It grew back within a few weeks but the former hairdresser and her family were ...

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Only a few days left to help appeal

Spalding Academy is the latest organisation to offer its support to our annual Give A Gift appeal. Staff at the Spalding secondary have been buying for those children who otherwise would receive no or very few presents at Christmas. Assistant headteacher Daisy Bland said: “We really wanted to support the appeal this year and decided a gifting tree would be ...

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Santa and friends help charity

Santa and his friends at Holbeach Fire Station joined forces to raise money for charity at the weekend. Arriving in a fire engine instead of a sleigh, Santa and the crew held a tombola and a ‘name the bear’ competition to help raise funds. They also sold copies of the new Horsey Tales children’s book which has been launched to ...

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Can you donate a gift?

Generous South Holland residents have been buying toys for our Give A Gift campaign to help make a child smile this Christmas.With more families than ever struggling this year, your gift is more important than ever.The Spalding Voice office will be open from 9am to 5pm weekdays to accept donations. Toys can also be taken to Courtyard Footcare Health and ...

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Horsey Tales for charity

A special book created in Holbeach to raise money for a firefighters charity is on sale.Horsey Tales has three illustrated stories about the adventures of a horse called Tarquin and his animal friends.It has been illustrated by Holbeach firefighter Mike Clarey and created by the author known as Johnny Mackindo.“We are trying to raise funds for the national firefighters charity ...

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Charlie saddles up for charity

A seven-year-old is getting on his saddle to raise money for new library books for his school.Charlie Edgeley is planning to ride his pony Olaf for 10 miles along the Moulton Marsh sea barrier in January.He’s doing so to raise funds for the Friends of John Harrox Primary School group.Charlie himself is in Ahlberg class at the school while mum ...

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Amy looks to go the distance

Disney songs are helping a Spalding hairdresser raise money for charity by running for 50 miles during the second lockdown. Hairdresser Amy Harris spent the first lockdown taking part in the couch to 5K challenge. Now she’s literally taking the running a whole lot further and is looking to amass a combined 50 miles during the current lockdown. “I am ...

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Cyclists rack up the miles

Cyclists have been wheeling around South Holland raising funds for a veterans charity. Karl Perryman and Mark Howard, who are veterans themselves, took on a sponsored bike ride for The Bridge for Heroes. The Kings Lynn-based charity has been supporting serving and veteran armed forces personnel for the last 10 years. The pair, supported by the SouthEast Hand-Cycle raised £667.10 ...

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Red Arrow help for air ambulance auction

A day with the Red Arrows is the top prize being offered as the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance’s latest fundraiser. The LAACA Christmas Auction, launched by members of the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance Countryside Appeal (LAACA), opened on November 6 where bidders can win some fabulous prizes. They include a VIP day with the Red Arrows, relaxing breaks in stunning ...

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Cheque out Masons’ latest donation

A group that provides horse riding sessions for disabled youngsters has had a boost thanks to the Freemasons. The local branch has donated £500 to the Fenland Riding for the Disabled Association. Tony Stanberry, from the St Godric Lodge 7517 in Spalding, presented the cheque recently to RDA volunteers including its chair Lynne Carroll. Mr Stanberry’s daughter Nicky Hastings, also ...

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Helping fight killer disease

The South Holland Rotary Club has been back out on the streets raising money in a bid to eradicate polio. The Rotary movement has raised millions and played a large part in tackling the disease, lowering the number of annual cases by 99.9 per cent since taking on the fundraising effort 35 years ago. The South Holland branch has played ...

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