Fundraising

Walkies! Sponsored dog event in Spalding for RSPCA

Dog walkers are being encouraged to take part in a charity fundraiser next month. The RSPCA Big Walkies is taking place on Sunday, October 2, and will start from Ayscoughfee Hall Gardens in Spalding. The event aims to raise funds through sponsorship for the Lincolnshire East Branch of the RSPCA and runs from 10.30am until 3pm. There are two walks ...

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Quintet’s 1,000-mile fundraising ride in rain and (hot) shine

Spare a thought for a group of fundraising cyclists riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats this week.(Sep 14) The friends have so far endured extremes of weather on the 1,000-mile route – with rain on day two last Saturday and hot sunshine more recently. Kev Gray, Jason Booth and Mark Orton – all members of Spalding Spinners cycling group ...

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Free workshop in Long Sutton to help with Big Lottery grant applications

A free workshop is being offered, giving advice on how to apply for a new Big Lottery grant for one-off community events and activities. Between £300 and £10,000 is available through the Celebrate! programme for one-off events or activities which bring local communities together. Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) is holding the ‘Celebrate – writing a good funding application’ ...

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Support plea ahead of walking festival

The second South Lincolnshire Walking Festival gets under way next month with a plea for financial support. The festival runs for five weeks through September and October, with 80 varied walks for families to choose from. But financial pressures mean its future is under threat and people are being asked to chip in to keep it going. Festival co-ordinator Beverley ...

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Warm feeling for Gedney Dyke Village Hall users thanks to Lottery funding

Users of Gedney Dyke Village Hall will have a warm glow this winter thanks to a £7,785 grant. A new Calor Gas central heating system is to be installed, replacing a costly electric heating system, which was put in when the hall was built in 1977. The grant issued to the Main Street building, which is a registered charity, comes ...

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A great year in store for JDRF gets off to a flying start

Sainsbury’s Spalding’s Local Charity of the Year got off to a tremendous start. Launch weekend at the Holland Market store for 12 months of support for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) raised £1,318. Velo One cycling club’s Dan Carr (whose eight-year-old son Oliver has Type 1 diabetes), Josh Wallis and Neil Palmer helped the cause by clocking up 146 miles ...

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NCS students busy with fundraiser and home visits in Spalding

Young people on the National Citizen Service personal and social development programme organised a fun day in Spalding to raise funds for two charities. Among the attractions at the Memorial Field clubhouse were snakes and bearded dragons to handle, an owl display, face painting and refreshments. The event raised about £700 for Medical Detection Dogs and Cancer Research. As part ...

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Spalding Spinners members in 1,000-mile ride across Britain

Members of a Spalding cycling group are taking on the Land’s End to John O’Groats ride next month. Spalding Spinners’ Kev Gray, Jason Booth and Mark Orton will be doing the fundraiser with Surrey friends Mark Tierney and Adrian Pharaoh. They start the ride on Friday, September 9, and expect to complete just over 1,000 miles in nine days – ...

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Holbeach charity shop halfway to £40,000 aim in 2016

A Holbeach charity shop has passed the £20,000 mark in donations to local good causes in 2016. And that means Chosen is over halfway to its fundraising target of £40,000 in 2016. And the good news is that the Fleet Street shop is looking for more beneficiaries. Joint manager and treasurer Iris Boland said: “If you have a really good ...

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Sainsbury’s Spalding backs charity dear to West Pinchbeck family

Sainsbury’s Spalding has announced that its new Local Charity of the Year is JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). It follows an online and in-store vote by customers. To celebrate the announcement, a launch day will take place on Friday (August 5). Customers will get the chance to meet representatives from the charity and learn more about the work they do. JDRF raises ...

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Scaling new heights for charity

An intrepid group of South Holland fundraisers hope to have raised around £1,000 for charity after climbing Ben Nevis. The dozen climbers from Spalding, Cowbit and Donington decided to scale the 1,344-metre high mountain to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society for Dementia Research. The idea was started and organised by Sue Wilkerson whose mum, Mary Woods, died from the ...

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Spalding Round Table donation scores with Tulips youngsters

Spalding United FC under-eights has been helped by Spalding and District Round Table with the purchase of two pop-up training goals. Making the hand over are (from left) Tablers Matt Cole, Ady Griggs, Matt Clark, Ben Cook, Jay Glover, chairman Matt Burchnall, Jason Parnell, Tom Bradshaw and Sam Nundy.

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Best-ever Johnson Community Hospital ball raises £5,000

Seaside fun at the eighth – and best – annual Johnson Community Hospital Ball raised £5,000.   Five hundred guests were at this year’s ‘A Beach Ball’ event, raising money to directly support patients, visitors and staff at the hospital. Proceeds are to be divided between the hospital’s League of Friends and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) Charitable Funds. The ...

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Two £1,000 beneficiaries are Chosen by Holbeach charity shop

Holbeach Town Band and Gedney Drove End Youth Club have both received £1,000 donations from Holbeach charity shop Chosen. Pictured at the Fleet Street shop are (from left) Chosen volunteer staff Dorothy Holdbrook, Mary Cooper and Iris Boland, Holbeach Town Band’s Mel Hopkins receiving a cheque from Patricia Burgess, and fellow staff member Christine Pritchard presenting a cheque to Christopher ...

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Bingo group give fundraising boost

A village bingo group has turned their monthly meetings into a fundraising initiative to help worthy causes. Organised by Phyllis Harris, the group meet every third Friday of each month at Whaplode Village Hall. And already two organisations have benefitted from the fundraising events. A cheque for £533.55 has been handed over to Moulton Health Centre to help towards buying ...

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Stallholders needed for wedding fayre

Organising a wedding fayre from scratch would faze a lot of people but not June Wright. June is working hard to bring together an event, which takes place at Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding, on September 11 (10.30am-4pm), and all proceeds will go to Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice. June, of Spalding, lost her first husband David to cancer 20 years ago ...

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Jewellery maker needed for charity fundraiser

A woman whose daughter is suffering from cancer is organising a charity event to help the hospital where she is receiving treatment. Janet Pell, of Broadgate, Weston Hills, will hold the event at her home on Saturday, October 15 (10am-4pm), to raise money for the chemotherapy suite at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. She said: “The chemotherapy suite always needs funding for ...

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Cycle ride in memory of friend raises £3,271

A Spalding postman has raised more than £3,200 in memory of a colleague who died from cancer. Ade Mills (48) cycled 115 miles from Great Yarmouth to Spalding to raise money for cancer charity Ride for Robbie that he set up seven years ago in memory of Robbie Coats. Ade completed the ride in seven hours 37 minutes. It took ...

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Councillor’s ride for good cause

An intrepid councillor is gearing up for an overnight cross-country motorcycle ride in memory of a friend who died of cancer. South Holland district councillor Jim Astill will don his leathers to take part in the Sunset2Sunrise challenge – which sees riders set off as the sun goes down to travel 256 miles. The event, from Holyhead in North Wales ...

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Football pundit Kamara backs Spalding fundraiser

Football pundit Chris Kamara has backed a fundraising challenge in Spalding which is part of a £1million fundraising effort. It is hoped the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society event will contribute to the target for its Hour of Need campaign, which is supporting Marie Curie. The society’s branch in Sheep Market, will be inviting customers and the public to support ...

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