Fundraising

Week of living on refugee rations

A Spalding couple are spending this week living on the rations given to Syrian refugees as they look to held feed a similar sized family for a year. Sam and Craig Luff are taking part in Concern Worldwide’s Ration challenge with all of their meals this week set to come from rice, flour, 170g of red lentils, 85g of chickpeas, ...

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Walk for girl (6) with brain tumour

A 75-year-old former driving tutor is to walk 32 miles for a six-year-old with a brain tumour. Noel Bratt is walking from his Long Sutton home to Ely with daughter Keily Cleary to raise money for Edie Jackson. Noel and his wife Janet are longtime friends of Edie’s family having grown up alongside his grandparents in Essex. And after hearing ...

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Bra-vo! Keleigh’s charity bid

A Spalding lady is urging women to send her their old bras to raise money for a breast cancer charity. Keleigh Smalley-Willows, (pictured) who runs The Melty Wax Company, is collecting the items for the Against Breast Cancer Charity. Bras donated are recycled by the charity who are then given money to go towards research work. Keleigh has a Bra ...

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Get quizzical with society

A new fundraising charity quiz has been created, to help us all during these difficult times, and to exercise those little grey cells. Spalding Gentleman’s Society’s latest is themed on ‘Numbers’ and has been created by Dave Jacobs. Dave Jacobs with the quiz. There will be three prizes, £20 for first place, £10 for second, and a £5 random prize, ...

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Runners set own marathons

The 2020 London Marathon may not be taking part for the non-elite, but that’s not going to stop local runners like Samantha Hall and Shaun Turner. After ten years of trying, Shaun (43) was delighted to finally get into this year’s event, initially set for April before being put back to October 4. Samantha Hall It’s now been cancelled but ...

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Trio walking miles home for charity

Three friends are walking a “Hundred Miles Home” to raise cash for three charities that are close to their hearts. Hollie Atkin (25), Lauren Day (33) and Charlotte Walsh (26) will be dropped off in Hemsby on August 17 and over the following five days will be walking their way back home. They will be camping on the way which ...

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Village Hall turns over new leaf

Pinchbeck Village Hall is taking to a different kind of booking than it normally does to keep income coming through. The committee who run the amenity are putting on weekly book sales from 10am to 12 noon event Saturday. It’s hoped sales will help recoup some of the loss of income due to the usual coffee mornings and gatherings not ...

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Biking 6,500 miles for veterans

An army veteran is looking to raise money for charity by riding his motor bike from his Long Sutton home to the Arctic Circle. Alex Belokon, who will turn 70 in November, is hoping to bike over 6,500 miles to North Cape in Norway, the most northerly road in mainland Europe. And he’s hoping to raise money for The Veterans ...

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Ella’s Project continues to help others across South Holland

The lockdown may be easing but a Spalding group is continuing to work with others to provide essential items such as PPE where needed. Ella’s Project led by practicing nurse Mark Le Sage has been busier than ever with a host of projects. And it’s received a financial boost after Coun Angela Newton and Elizabeth Sneath provided it with some ...

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Campaign is back on track

After seeing off suspected COVID-19 a Cowbit man is back to raising awareness of his condition through his passion for motorsport. James Wilson-White (45) has long been raising awareness of the debilitating condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), largely through his love of motorsport and the organisation CRPS Awareness Racing 4 a Cure. That’s involved a number of racers and ...

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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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