Fundraising

Yoga studio helping flood victims

Spalding-based Padma Yoga is set to continue its fundraising efforts into 2016 starting this Saturday. Hosting a morning of Warming Winter Yoga in aid of the Calderdale Flood Relief Fund, studio owner Claire Thomas is hoping to raise around £250 for the people of Calderdale who recently experienced some of the worst flooding on record. The total donation will be ...

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Staff vs students football game scores £200 for good cause

An annual football match between a school’s staff and students has raised more than £200. The annual Sir John Gleed School Staff vs Post 16 Students Football match has boosted the coffers of the Callum Pite Smile Charity, set up in memory of a former Pinchbeck schoolboy. Representatives of the good cause were present during the game which saw the ...

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Spalding Round Table gives £500 backing to Spalding Water Polo bid to play in National League

Spalding Water Polo’s bid to play in the National League for the first time has received £500 support from Spalding and District Round Table. Spalding Water Polo treasurer Nick Rickett said: “We’re applying to the National League, which is available to only 40 teams. “We’re very grateful to Spalding Round Table for the donation.” News of the application is expected ...

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60,000 lights at Jack’s home brings Christmas joy in Holbeach

For many people, a trip to see Jack Turner’s stunning Christmas lights display in Holbeach is an annual fixture. This year an extra 8,000 lights takes the total at his Fleet Road home to the highest ever – more than 60,000. It took Jack (86) and pals Daniel Harrison, Tony Parker and Andy Pegler a fortnight to put them up. Proceeds ...

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JDRF fundraising team in Spalding add further dates to calendar

The small team behind a Spalding charity ball is expanding its fundraising events next year. As well as a fifth annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ball, also planned is a 90s themed party and a golf day. The ball itself is on the move after outgrowing The Castle Sports Complex venue. Next year organisers hope to have 500 people at ...

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Caledonian boost for air ambulance

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is £100 better off thanks to a donation from the Caledonian Society. Caledonian president Chris Charlton and treasurer Val Rowley presented a £100 cheque to Air Ambulance representatives Tom and Heather Chambers at the society’s annual St Andrew’s Night ceilidh at Spalding Services Club. The air ambulance is one of several charities supported by the ...

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Silverwood joins the Give A Gift Appeal

Long Sutton garden centre Silverwood has become a collection point for the Give A Gift Appeal. The Spalding and South Holland Voice teamed up with We’ll Let Your House to launch the appeal and kicked it off with £200 of toys bought from The Spalding and South Holland Voice Community Fund. Since then readers have been getting on board leaving ...

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Marathon effort for Spalding man in honour of sister

A Spalding man has a very personal reason for fundraising – and more importantly raising awareness of his chosen charity – in his first-ever marathon. Adam Davis, who was a police support community officer in Spalding and Crowland for eight years, is in training for April’s Virgin London Marathon. His aim is to raise £1,750 and spread the word of ...

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Caledonian boost for air ambulance

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is £100 better off thanks to a donation from the Caledonian Society. Caldedonian president Chris Charlton and treasurer Val Rowley presented a £100 cheque to Air Ambulance representatives Tom and Heather Chambers at the society’s annual St Andrew’s Night ceilidh at Spalding Services Club. The air ambulance is one of several charities supported by the ...

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Mammoth £10,500 month for donations by Holbeach charity shop Chosen

Holbeach charity shop Chosen had a very generous October – donating a huge £10,500 to good causes. Proceeds from the Fleet Street shop went to: Royal Anglian Regiment (£3,000) Royal Lincolnshire and Royal Anglian Regimental Association (£2,000) Children With Cancer UK and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (£2,000) Holbeach St Johns Over 50s (£500) Holbeach Sports Academy (£1,000) Hearing Dogs for the ...

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Spalding freemasons lodge donates £1,000 to good causes

St Godric Masonic Lodge in Spalding has given £500 each to Spalding Relief in Need Charity and Spalding Street Pastors. Spalding Relief In Need, which is administered by Spalding Town Husbands, works in conjunction with Citizens Advice Bureau to give financial support to people for items such as carpets, white goods and school uniform. Spalding Street Pastors is a Churches ...

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Welland Lodge supports Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

Freemasons in Spalding have donated £500 to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Worshipful Master of The Welland Lodge Paul Merry (centre) is pictured with the charity’s representatives Tom and Heather Chambers.

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Two £500 beneficiaries from Spalding’s St Godric Masonic Lodge

St Godric Masonic Lodge in Spalding has given £500 each to Spalding Relief in Need Charity and Spalding Street Pastors. Spalding Relief In Need, which is administered by Spalding Town Husbands, works in conjunction with Citizens Advice Bureau to give financial support to people for items such as carpets, white goods and school uniform. Spalding Street Pastors is a Churches ...

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Friends’ pallet nativity scene highlights Parkinson’s

Family and friends of a former policeman are hoping a striking nativity scene will help raise awareness of a devastating illness which struck when he was only in his 30s. The traditional scene of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and wise men has sprung up in the entrance to Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre, Weston, where it is hoped it will help ...

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£600k makeover for Spalding Methodist church

A Spalding church has undergone a £600,000 refurbishment in the hope it will attract new people. Vision21 was launched in September 2012 by members of Broad Street Methodist Church to enhance the flexibility of the building. The £601,750 cost has been met through reserves, donations, grants and match funding. Members organised quizzes, concerts, garden parties and sales to raise funds. ...

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Accountants get ready to trek for good cause

A team of accountants will be swapping their smart shoes and suits for walking boots as they prepare for a charity trek. On Sunday, December 13, six Moore Thompson staff members will set off from the firm’s Market Deeping office in Market Place and walk more than 14 miles to the practice’s Spalding office in Broad Street. The team made ...

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Proposal to establish used furniture store in Spalding

A Spalding charity is hoping to raise funds and offer volunteer working opportunities by opening a secondhand furniture store. The Lighthouse Project has applied to South Holland District Council for a change of use for a unit at Broadgate House in Westlode Street. A statement with a planning application lodged with South Holland District Council said: “Unwanted furniture will be ...

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Ethan (6) started £22,816 fundraising campaign in support of younger brother with leukaemia

When four-year-old Lucas Devaney was diagnosed with blood cancer, his elder brother’s first thought was to find a way to support him. Ethan (6) picked up his guitar and put some coins into a cup. Mum Joanne asked him what he was doing. “I’m raising money for Lucas,” came the reply. Six months after that touching moment, the fundraising campaign ...

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Annie’s £201 from Peterborough fun run is a real result

Spalding nine-year-old Annie Carter’s first venture into sponsored fun running raised £201 for children’s charity Barnado’s. As part of the Perkins Great Eastern Run in Peterborough, Annie completed the 5km (3.1 miles) of the Anna’s Hope Fun Run, with mum Cheryl in 30.20mins, finishing 354th out of over 1,300 taking part. Dad Darren said: “It’s the first time she has ...

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Action Medical Research’s annual Christmas gift fair in Spalding

The Action Medical Research Christmas Gift Fair is at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. The event, now in its 13th year, features 60 stalls of books, toys, glassware, kitchenware, clothing, jewellery, artwork, health and beauty items and culinary treats. There will be also be an exhibition by Spalding Arts and Crafts Society. ...

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