Fundraising

Generous Ena (6) donates first ever hair cut to charity

A kind-hearted schoolgirl had her long locks cut to help another child enjoy princess hair. Ena Betts (6) had never had her hair cut before but she decided that she would share it with others. She donated it to the Little Princess Trust and raised £1,200 as well. “She loves her hair cut and I think she will get a ...

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Marathon charity ride for Stephen

The loss of a best friend has prompted a South Holland cyclist to embark on a marathon ride to raise money. Chris Peel is aiming to complete 100 miles a day for seven consecutive days and has been training hard for the event. His best friend Stephen Fennelow (pictured left) died from lung cancer four years ago but Chris has ...

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Wellbeing Wombles on duty

While the Wombles of Spalding Common continues to grow in support and numbers, a special offshoot has been created to help people with mental health issues. The first Wellbeing Womble was held at the weekend and it’s hoped to make it a fortnightly event in the Spalding area. Organised by Vanessa Browning from Community Mind Matters and Mark Le Sage, ...

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A thousand thanks Sir Tom

The late Capt Sir Tom Moore would have approved of the fundraising efforts at Spalding Rugby Club.Inspired by the efforts of the 100-year-old, club treasurer Peter Jullien is set for a 100 challenge of his own.Mr Jullien is marking his 70th birthday and will be completing 100 laps of the ground every day for ten days to raise money and ...

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Fundraiser Pat aims for the skies

Would you jump out of a plane for one of your colleagues? In the case of Pat Newton the answer is yes and she and ten fellow Fowler Welch employees are set to take on a parachute jump in her latest fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK.Pat (53), of Pennygate, Spalding, was diagnosed with the condition five years ago.“It was a big ...

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Mason’s a top salesman

A Wygate Park student has raised hundreds for charity by selling his own stuff.Mason Scase (6), of Spalding, held a table top sale outside his nan’s house in Tallington recently to raise £340 towards the Make a Wish foundation.He’s following in the footsteps of mum Sammie-Lee Bird who works in retail herself.“He was in his element,” Sammie-Lee said. “He loves ...

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Charlie and Olaf’s ten mile trek

A seven-year-old has raised over £500 towards new library books for his school by riding his pony Olaf more than ten miles. John Harrox Primary School pupil Charlie Edgeley and his horse trotted along the Moulton Marsh Sea Barrier for 10.7 miles last week. After the event was delayed from January due to COVID restrictions he completed the trip which ...

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Staff at core of fundraising bid

Staff at a Spalding salad factory have joined an initiative to collectively journey the length of the country. A group of colleagues from the Greencore salads site, together with colleagues from their sister site in Boston, have embarked on a challenge to cover the equivalent of the journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of 1,083 miles by ...

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Postmen’s first class delivery in charity match

A group of footballers used their return to the football pitch to raise money for the Children’s Ward at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital by taking on a team of postmen. South Lincolnshire Swifts, whose 1st XI play in the Boston and District League and were previously known as Pinchbeck United Sports, try to do a couple of fundraisers a year. They’ve ...

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Jodie’s Honduras project

A Spalding Grammar School pupil is getting on her bike to raise money to allow her to teach in Honduras. Jodie Rhodes (17) is looking to teach English in the central American country of Honduras for 12 months from September as part of her gap year. She’s gone through a long selection process to be one of 90 children selected ...

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GALLERY – Superheroes show mettle again raising money for Comic Relief

People across South Holland have been showing they’re superheroes themselves to raise money for Comic Relief. One of those heroes was 10-year-old Lola Willson who raised £460 by baking and selling cakes and then shaving her dad Jack’s moustache. Lola with her bake sale Mum Clare put a message out on social media about who might want the baked goods ...

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Family take to wombling after raising £2,000 for charity

A family who have raised over £2,000 for charity by walking more than 100 miles in February have now taken up wombling. Teresa Thorpe (54), of Weston, and daughter Kimberley Waite, accompanied by three-year-old son Evan, attempted to walk and run 56 miles in the month to raise money for Cancer Research UK as part of Teresa’s bid to get ...

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School friends set for first in year of charity events

A group of Spalding Grammar School alumni are taking on charity challenges to help stay in touch, with the first in solidarity with another former schoolmate. On March 27, Oliver Shores, Mario Fragale and Max Pearce will run a marathon around London while wearing 20kg backpacks and raising money for R;pple Suicide Prevention. The Untitled Gamechangers, as the group and ...

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Sam completes month of running

An 18-year-old footballer was given an explosive finish to his month of charity runs. Sam Bayly, of Spalding, ran 5K every day in February raising £1,209 for The Alzheimer’s Society. He did so to thank his great nan Maxine Andrews who suffers with the condition. On the completion of his final run, his family turned up to let off streamers. ...

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Support for three-year-old ‘warrior’ Michael’s new battle

A Gedney Hill family have been touched by the support from the community after their three-year-old ‘glorious leader’ was diagnosed with leukaemia. Mum and dad Lisa Bell and James Lidgey-Hutt have been left devastated after son Michael was diagnosed with the cancer last month. Now they’re being offered support with Michael’s uncle Jeoffrey Bell looking to wax his legs to ...

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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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