Fundraising

Amazing Sophie makes the cut

A Spalding schoolgirl has donated a fantastic 17 inches of hair to Little Princess Trust after years of growing it. Sophie Callow (9), of Clumber Drive, went for her first haircut in years at Short Cuts Salon on Wednesday, where hairdresser Susan Patman cut it for free and even a man having his hair cut before her donated to her ...

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MP lends support at snooker day

A Donington man has celebrated his fifth charity snooker event. Nigel Brasier held his latest snooker tournament on Saturday at Spalding Constitutional Club, in aid of fundraising and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Mr Brasier is affected by the condition himself and was joined on the day by Sir John Hayes MP, along with friends, family and a ...

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Nick’s marathon guide dog effort

A Spalding man who turns 50 years old next month is marking the occasion with a big American run to raise money for a guide dog charity. Nick Pearson got the idea to run for Guide Dogs for the Blind from his father, Dennis, who is blind. Dennis is a regular in Spalding with his guide dog, Ozzie. By running ...

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India (6) inspired by mum’s hair raising charity efforts five-years-ago

A charity effort five years ago has inspired a Spalding six-year-old. India-Rose Waite wondered why her mum Rachel Woods was completely bald in pictures at the Wygate Road home. In fact it’s because Rachel shaved her head raising £1,000 for Macmillan in solidarity with a friend who was remission from breast cancer at the time. Hearing about that has led ...

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Meaty donations for good causes

Local food firm Bakkavor has presented over £24,000 to local charities. The cash was raised at its annual Fun Weekend and Party in the Park music event. The firm described this year’s event as “the biggest ever” with the music event attended by a “record breaking crowd”. Every year Bakkavor financially matches all proceeds made from the two-day event which ...

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Thousands raised by ‘balling’ Tina

A Spalding woman who organised a charity ball to help her through her battle with cancer has helped raise over £17,000. Tina Rowe (41) put on the Boobie Ball at Springfields recently with the funds being split between Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK. Over 500 attended the event, including Emmerdale stars Bhasker Patel, Liam Fox and Jonny McPherson. ...

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Community ball to celebrate roaring 20s

A new community ball planned for Holbeach will take place in March next year, 100 years after its theme – the roaring 20s. Organised by parish councillor Isobel Hutchinson and daughter Sophie, the ball at the community centre will raise money to fund projects in the town. Coun Hutchinson said: “We are both passionate about are town and are already ...

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Bakkavor boost for Air Cadets

Spalding Air Cadets have landed a cash boost thanks to local firm Bakkavor. Members of the 1406 (Spalding) squadron of the RAF Air Cadets have been given £3,200 by Bakkavor. It follows the cadets assisting with car parking at its annual Party in the Park in July. Flight Lieutenant Marc Fowler, Officer Commanding, said: “I am so grateful for the ...

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Phil Taylor powers fantastic hospital fundraiser

Pros and amateur dart players stepped up to the oche and raised a fantastic £7,000 for the Johnson Hospital with a charity darts night on Saturday. James Clayton beat Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in the final of the tournament that included Wayne Mardle and Joe Cullen at Springfields. The organisers They also took on members of the public. Organiser and ...

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Memory walk for Mum a success

A Spalding woman who organised a Memory Walk and bake sale has raised more than £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Sandra Hudson, who is registered blind, set up the walk after her mother, Margaret Croft, was diagnosed with vascular dementia. She said of Thursday’s walk: “We all enjoyed a fabulous day in the Springfield’s garden and shopping centre. “The staff ...

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Nigel’s on cue for charity

A Spalding snooker player is continuing to pot the cash for charity. Nigel Brasier (49), who has Motor Neuron Disease, will be back competing at the UK Disability Snooker Championship which starts on September 20 in Northampton And it will be a particularly special one for the 49-year-old as the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) charity he supports is the ...

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Refuge champ Ryan gets active

A man whose mum and sister were killed by his controlling murderer father in Spalding said he has got back his “zest for life” through active fundraising. Ryan Hart (28) and brother Luke (29) have worked tirelessly as Refuge Champions to raise awareness of domestic abuse since the 2016 murders, and Ryan has recently got even more active with a ...

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Balls to prostate cancer

Dropping balls helped raise over £200 for Prostate Cancer UK. Phyllis Newton’s latest monthly bingo night at the Whaplode Village Hall helped the charity after another fantastic turnout for the event. In total the players raised £203 and Paul Denman from Prostate Cancer UK was on hand to collect the cheque. Phyllis said: “It was another good turnout considering it ...

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Spalding fire station picnic open day

Spalding Fire Station will host its annual charity fundraiser picnic and open day on Sunday, September 1. There will be live demonstrations, a barbecue, raffle and games, fire service shop, vintage fire engine, as well as police, LIVES and ambulance services. A fire station spokesman said: “We will be raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity and The Lighthouse Project ...

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Funding plea for new play area

The race is on to find the final funding for a new play area for Moulton Chapel which was granted planning permission last week. The village’s Youth and Community Centre have, for the past two years, been working and fundraising for the project after being offered the opportunity to lease land next to the Moulton Chapel Road centre. So far ...

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Chris is boxing clever for charity

A 42-year-old has landed nearly £1,500 and plenty of punches for charity. Chris Miller from Holbeach took part in a Ultra White Collar Boxing bout at the Peterborough Arena recently in memory of Angela Sedgwick (68) who passed away following a brain tumour. He won his bout against his matched opponent in the second round while raising £710 in online ...

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Domenique shines at Miss England

After finishing second out of 20,000 women looking to become Miss England, a former Spalding High School pupil is vowing to continue to inspire others and raise money for charity. Domenique Fragale (24) was named first runner-up in last week’s Miss England competition. She’d taken on the competition after years of fundraising for Leukemia charities after her dad Eric’s battle ...

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Sisters are doing it for others

Two young girls have raised over £600 for charity by having their long locks cut off and used for wigs for children. Isabelle (8) and Marley Bycraft (7) both wanted to have their hair cut after their granddad explained about children losing their hair and how they could help by speaking to the organisation of the Princess Trust to do ...

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Kieran set for operation after fantastic community effort

A teenager is set for a potentially life-changing operation thanks to the support of the local community. Cerebral palsy sufferer Kieran Evans (17) is now awaiting confirmation of an appointment this month that will cut the nerves that affect his movement and lessen the effects of the debilitating condition. Mum Melissa has helped raise a fantastic £13,000 so her son ...

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Rotary buys school a life-saver

Representatives from The Rotary Club of South Holland visited The Priory School in Spalding to hand over a brand new defibrillator. The Priory School supports pupils aged 11 to 16, who have a range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, autism, SEMH and communication issues. The school has always had use of a defibrillator stationed next door to them at ...

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