Fundraising

Fundraiser strokes a chord

A cheque for more than £4,000 following a charity gig has set tails wagging at the Dogs Trust. Last month Marlene and Mark Aspden who run Highfield Kennels in Pinchbeck invited retro covers band Simply 60’s from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to Spalding for a special concert at the Springfields Events Centre. The event proved a huge success raising a fantastic ...

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Gloves off for charity boxing night in Spalding

Former world champion boxer Johnny Nelson was the guest at a charity night in Spalding at the weekend. Now a pundit for Sky TV, he was a guest at the annual Spalding and District Round Table Premier Boxing Event. And he even donated £1,000 towards the final amount raised – which is expected to be in excess of £10,000. Johnny ...

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Bakkavor raises cash for dog rehoming centre

A team from Bakkavor’s Central Microbiology Laboratory has raised £850 for Jerry Green Dog Rescue. The laboratory team, which is based in Holbeach St Marks, rallied together to raise funds through a number of events throughout 2017 including a car wash, plant sale and a lucky dip. Marianne Daly, senior laboratory technician said: “For such as small team here at ...

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Long Sutton’s Lucy to cut her locks for charity

A ten-year-old from Long Sutton is set to chop off her flowing locks so it can be turned into a wig. Lucy West is to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust by chopping it off on Saturday. The charity makes wigs from real hair for those under 25 who have lost their hair be it due to cancer ...

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More than £20,000 donated to Forces charities

Donations topping £20,000 were distributed at a special event in Holbeach at the weekend. The town’s community centre was transformed for a thanksgiving party organised by Harold Payne of the Anglia Motel. His customers donated more than £20,000 via the charity boxes in the motel at Fleet and Mr Payne said he was delighted with the amount raised. “I am ...

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Spalding Hospice Foundation charity cake sale

Spalding Hospice Foundation got baking to raise money for the Tulip Suite at Johnson Community Hospital. Volunteers raised £200 for the ward by holding a cake sale at the Market House, Long Sutton after one of their members passed away in the Tulip Suite recently. Spalding Hospice Foundation treasurer Liz Sneath said: “They were so grateful for the wonderful care ...

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Joint approach to research dementia

Dementia patients and their families are being encouraged to get involved in research as all three health trusts and the county council join forces. It is the first time a whole county has promised to get behind the national campaign. By 2025 it is predicted more than a million people will be diagnosed with dementia in the UK. The National ...

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Nick takes on five-day iron man challenge

Nick Franklin will be running, swimming and cycling his way to raising £5,000 as he takes on five half iron man challenges over five consecutive days. The mammoth challenge has been inspired by Nick’s dad Graham who died from a heart attack in 2009 and his in-laws Geoff and Lynda, who have both survived cancer. From March 20-24, Nick will ...

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Marathon task to help families with baby loss

A photographer who helps families capture precious memories of lost babies is taking on the London Marathon. Mum-of-two Marie Sampson (40) will be raising money for Remember My Baby, a charity that provides baby remembrance photography to parents who lose their baby in hospital. Marie, who suffered the loss of her twins, is one of the professional volunteer photographers who ...

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Charity sky dive is leap of faith for Gedney Hill mum Aimee

There has to be a very good reason to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane. And one Gedney Hill mum certainly has good reason as she is raising money for a charity very close to her heart. But she will be marking Valentine’s Day by leaping from a plane. Aimee Bilham (35) will be raising money in memory of ...

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Spalding fish and chip shop’s Christmas cheer helps Pennygate charity

A Spalding charity has received a late Christmas present thanks to the owners of a town fish and chip shop. Westlode Fisheries opened on Christmas Day to serve free lunch for those who would be on their own otherwise. Around 35 people made use of the offer between 1pm and 3pm. The family-run business also delivered fish and chips to ...

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Handy Reachers for patients at Spalding’s Johnson Hospital

Staff at Spalding’s Johnson Community Hospital have been presented with some Handy Reachers for the patients. In October, joint Spalding District Commissioners Jane Amess and Bridget Scase attended a meeting of The Friends of Johnson Community Hospital, which supports the hospital with, amongst other things, the purchase of equipment that helps patients on the wards and the clinics. At that ...

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Spalding fundraiser’s big ideas for charity

A Spalding fundraiser is celebrating after her first successful outing – and wants to find enthusiastic people more events. Mary Abayomi (22) set up a tombola stall and collection bucket in Hall Place, Spalding throughout December. She said: “I wasn’t expecting much but everyone is so generous. It went really well.” The bucket collection raised £65.03 and the tombola stall ...

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Crowland’s grand reception for Santa

Over £1,000 has been raised for charity after Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue took Santa on a tour of Crowland. Crew members from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were joined by their family and friends and Fireman Sam as Father Christmas took time out from preparing for December 25 to visit the town last week. Generous residents stood up to the plate ...

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Online campaign gets couple housed

A homeless couple are in accommodation following a successful appeal launched by a Spalding woman and her daughter. At the end of October, Stephanie Lamont and her daughter Clementine Cousins started an appeal to help house Jason and Jane Paul by Christmas. She is now celebrating after some large cash donations allowed her to meet her goal. Donations pledged online ...

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Businesses appeal for children’s ward Christmas gifts

Two local businesses have come together to help provide some festive cheer for unwell youngsters. Swinton Insurance Brokers and Delivery Driver Service UK are collecting gifts to deliver to the Children’s Ward at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital this Christmas. Anyone with spare toys or gifts can take them in to Swinton’s New Road premises in Spalding. Dominic Calitri of Delivery Driver ...

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Sponsor Spalding’s super furry paramedics

Two paramedics from Spalding Ambulance Station are avoiding razors for a month to take part in Movember. Movember is the annual charity event in which men are sponsored to sport a moustache and raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide. Spalding paramedics Trevor Wain and Tomas Picha have both signed up ...

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Holbeach charity helps trio of local good causes

A South Holland charity has donated £7,000 to three good causes in the area. The Chosen charity, of Holbeach, has given £2,000 to the town’s scouts and guides who are looking to raise £8,500 for a new roof and guttering on their meeting hut. A further £2,000 was donated to the Holbeach United U11 (Black) FC who needed warm tracksuits ...

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Lincolnshire Co-op’s popular Santa’s Suitcase appeal returns to stores in Long Sutton and Spalding

Stores in Spalding and Long Sutton will again participate in Lincolnshire Co-op’s popular Santa’s Suitcase appeal. After the success of last year’s collection for homelessness charities, Lincolnshire Co-op’s 13 travel branches are currently running the Santa’s Suitcase appeal – collecting presents which will be shared with local social inclusion groups. It forms parts of Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champions scheme, which ...

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Bakkavor Pizza serves up a grand slice of cash for Holbeach Hospital

Holbeach Hospital has been presented with a cheque for £1,200 from Bakkavor Pizza. The money was raised at summertime events. Welly wangers at the Bakkavor Fun Weekend and people who enjoyed pizzas from the company’s mobile oven at the Holbeach Food Festival all contributed. Hospital manager Maxine Winch said: “I would like to thank Bakkavor for their very generous donation; ...

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