Fundraising

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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Geoffrey (90) goes all out for charity

A Holbeach man who turned 90 years old in May has vowed to dedicate his life to his charity work, with a sponsored church walk planned for September and a bid to scale Lincoln’s Steep Hill. Geoffrey Gott, of Spalding Road, is collecting for his third sponsored Ride and Stride walk in September – having missed last year’s church walk ...

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Accountants take a swing and raise fore!-hundred pounds

Accountants Moore Thompson has managed to raise almost £400 at its Annual Client Golf  Day. Held at Spalding Golf Club in Surfleet, the event saw more than 40 people attend the fundraising event, which pitted some of the region’s top business owners and professionals against one another. During the day the firm held a charity raffle to raise funds for ...

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In the pink for cancer charity

Over £630 was raised for Breast Cancer Care as the community in Holbeach came together for a special fundraiser. Coun Tracey Carter put the special coffee morning on recently at The Holbeach Hub and it proved a huge success. Attractions included a raffle with a special guest cake made by Cake Creations the star prize and Sue Webb was on ...

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Thank you for saving brother

Two boys aged just nine and seven got on their bike to thank and raise money for the hospital that saved their little brother’s life. Lincoln (9) and Swaley (7) Douglas cycled the 21 miles from their Tydd St Giles home to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where sibling Chase (3) spent the first few weeks of his ...

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Recognition for PHAB couple

A Spalding couple have won the Community Leadership category in Lincolnshire County Council’s annual Good Citizens Awards. Andrew and Heather Inkley lead the Spalding PHAB (physical disabled and able bodied) group for around 70 people with and without disabilities, “to make more of life together”. It meets twice a month and organises outings and holidays for its members. “So many ...

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Couple’s golden charity ball

A couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by raising nearly £2,000 for charities by holding a special ball. Brenda and Chris Wells put the event on at the South Holland Centre in May, the day after they celebrated 50 years as a married couple. A number of local businesses helped out with auction and raffle prizes. Also among the prizes ...

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A mammoth woolly effort

Volunteers associated with local charity The Meadows have knitted over 22,000 bottle tops to help the local charity. The day centre it runs helps provide a hub for the more elderly in the town and it was previously part of Age UK. It has continued its participation in The Big Knit where every knitted bottle top is purchased for 25p ...

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Brilliant start to wheelchair bid

A disabled 29-year-old special needs teacher who was seriously injured in a car collision has said the response so far to an appeal to get her a new wheelchair has ‘restored her faith in human kindness’ but more still needs to be raised. Nicole Amott, who has muscular dystrophy, was left in intensive care after the car she was driving ...

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Superstar sisters win awards

Two sisters from Spalding have won the Great Daffodil Award from Marie Curie charity. Elizabeth and Victoria Hammond have been awarded Mini Superstar Collectors 2019 for the Lincolnshire Region awards for their tireless fundraising. Lauren Alexander, Community Fundraiser for Lincolnshire, said: “These young ladies are by far the cutest collectors we have supporting our Great Daffodil Appeal. “Their endless array ...

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Councillor suits up the savers

The emergency first responders charity LIVES has had a boost from a councillor who has helped fund the purchase of three new suits – one for each LIVES responder in the district. Coun Tracey Carter said: “I approached other councillors to see if they were also able to assist, of which a number of other councillors from across South Holland ...

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Little Miracles gets even bigger

A charity that organises sessions for parents and their disabled children is opening a new session in Holbeach. The South Holland branch of Little Miracles was re-established last year by Elizabeth Kilbon whose 10-year-old son Jayden Batterham has ADHD. The first sessions held every Friday at Tonic Health in Spalding are coming up to celebrating their first birthday with around ...

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Local charity needs your furniture donations and purchases

A local charity is urging you to think of them when you’re getting rid of unwanted furniture rather than giving it away online. The Meadows, which was formerly part of Age UK, raises money for its Sir John Van Geest Day Centre by collecting and selling furniture from their Pinchbeck and Holbeach warehouses. The funds raised helps provide the elderly ...

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Aid to help area hit by cyclone

South Holland Freemasons have helped provide relief after a cyclone that affected 10 million people in India. All 21 Masonic centres in Lincolnshire, including those in Spalding and Long Sutton, have contributed to the £15,000 fund to support victims of the recent Cyclone Fani which particularly devastated the Indian state of Odisha. The aid has been given by the Freemasons’ ...

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Mark’s royal medal honours for his voluntary work

Spalding man Mark Le Sage is celebrating after being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mark (52) is being recognised for the voluntary service he has done to help the community and aid the rehabilitation of offenders. He said: “It was such a wonderful surprise and a bit of a shock, however I feel very ...

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Gym owner’s heavyweight D-Day effort

Holbeach gym owner and former marine Sam Fowler completed the equivalent of 7.33 miles during a treadmill run in aid of the Royal British Legion, raising than £366 for the charity. The 75-minute feat was timed to coincide with events in the UK and France commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944, a turning point in the ...

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