Fundraising

Egg hunt was a grand day out

Over 1,000 people had an egg-cellent time in the sun at Ayscoughfee Hall on Good Friday, raising more than a grand for charity. In total 420 young people and their families hunted the historic gardens to earn a chocolate in the Macmillan Easter Egg Hunt. Together with a host of games a total of £1,127 was raised for the charity ...

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Charity ball raises money and smiles

An Irish Ball organised as a charity birthday bash has smashed its target for a cancer charity by raising more than £5,500. “We did it, smashed my target,” said organiser and birthday girl, Elaine Allen from Spalding. Elaine, who is celebrating her ninth year in remission from cancer, marked her 50th birthday with the ball. “Thanks to all of you ...

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Care company goes mad

The head office of a company that provides home care in Lincolnshire went mad for a day last Friday, all in aid of charity. Staff at Libertas Reablement, which is based at Apex Court in Pinchbeck, held a day-long Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in aid of Parkinson’s UK. They dressed as their favourite characters from Alice in Wonderland as well ...

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Go-Ride scheme gets boost

Spalding Cycling Club has had a £600 cash boost for the Go Ride scheme which aims to get children interested in cycling. Ten South Holland District Council members donated money from their budgets for the scheme and a total of £600 was handed over to the club’s John Wallis, who is hoping to become a Go Ride coach. A spokesman ...

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Huge cancer donations from the people of Crowland

Crowland Cancer Fund has held its annual presentation evening and gave £30,000 raised during the previous year to various cancer related charities. A spokesman said: “Despite the fact that our furniture warehouse closed in August, which reduced our earning ability, the total sum given away was £30,000 which was given in equal amounts to the following: Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall ...

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Holbeach St Johns carers aim for new heights

Five members of staff from a Holbeach St Johns nursing home are set to climb Snowdon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Carers Belinda Rivett, Danielle Cooper, Kayleigh Elleray, Jodie Clayton and Sarah Mason who work at Beechlodge in Frog’s Abbey Gate, are looking to raise £1,000 by climbing 1,085m to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain in June. ...

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‘I feel like the luckiest person in the world’ – Brain tumour inspires Paralympic bid

An inspirational mum of two who had a brain tumour removed last week says she feels like “the luckiest person in the world” after launching a bid to compete for her country at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Just last Friday, Ginny Gray (41), of Sutton St James, was in hospital for the successful life-saving operation to remove the 4cm ...

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Charity ball full of musical magic

The annual Two Lips ball took place on Saturday, and organisers expect the charity extravaganza raised more than £5,000 on the night. The ball is the seventh of its kind organised by the Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland and took place at Springfields Exhibition Centre last Saturday. More than 200 people attended this year’s event, which raised money for ...

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Red Nose Day fun planned

This Friday is Comic Relief Red Nose Day and like every year that’s gone before, there will be a whole lot of fun fundraising going on. One group that will be out in force is the Spalding and District U3A (University of the Third Age). Members will be outside The Red Lion at Market Place in Spalding on Friday from ...

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Battle for Alethia (10) and her family

A Spalding businesswoman is running her first ever marathon to help the family of a ten-year-old girl battling illness. Monika Todd will be pounding the streets of the capital for the London Marathon next month and has extra motivation to succeed. She is raising money for Alethia Greenfield who is waiting for a vital appointment at Great Ormond Street Hospital ...

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Blooming great fundraisers

Two young people gave up their weekend to raise money for six hours of nursing care for someone local with cancer. Elizabeth (6) and Victoria Hammond (3) joined mum Hannah in collecting for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. The pair collected over £122. Elizabeth said: “I have been helping my mummy since I was a baby and now my best ...

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Santa’s helpers get donations from Rotary

South Holland organisations that helped the Rotary Club with its Santa Sleigh rounds this Christmas have been given donations at a presentation night. At Woodlands Hotel in Spalding, Jon Martin, President Elect of the Rotary Club of South Holland South Holland, presented donations to representatives from the following groups: Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Spalding Rugby Football Club, 5th Spalding ...

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Moulton Ladies help good causes

A mums’ group that’s been going for over 30 years has helped seven local good causes. Moulton Ladies raised £700 over the past year through events and, as with every year, they nominated charities, groups and organisations to receive the cash. This year’s nominated good causes that received cheques were Tonic Health and Dementia, Abbeygate, Moulton Community Association, Mia, Charlie ...

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Holbeach man Kev gears up for charity ride

A Holbeach motorbike enthusiast is set to ride the entire length of the British Isles in just one day raising money for two charities. In May, Kev Howard is to ride his 1250 Suzuki 800 miles from John O’Groats to Lands’ End within 24 hours. He’s doing it for the Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support. ...

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Crystal Ball seeks cause for its proceeds

The popular Crystal Ball is looking for a local children’s charity to benefit from this year’s fundraising event. Last year’s event, held in November, raised a record-breaking £14,340, bringing the fundraising total to more than £64,000 for the chosen charity, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Plans are already underway for the 2019 Crystal Charity Ball and the committee has ...

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TV talent show twins hit the right note for charity

Identical twin singers who previously appeared on the talent TV show The Voice have helped Spalding Golf Club’s Ladies raise money for charity. Classical Reflection, who are made up of Hannah and Naomi Moxon, sung last week at the ladies’ annual charity dinner. Money raised is going towards ladies’ captain Lainy MacLennan’s chosen charity for the year of the Fenland ...

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Brilliant result for Poppy Appeal

Generous Spalding residents have helped a retiring fundraiser provide nearly a quarter of a million pounds to The Poppy Appeal in the last decade, including £23,000 around the 2018 Remembrance Day. Peter Lyon has run the appeal for the Spalding branch of the Royal British Legion for the last ten years but is stepping down from the role due to ...

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Spalding’s Encore raises £18,000 for charity

Spalding-based recruitment agency, Encore Personnel has raised an impressive £18,000 for three children’s charities. Every year, staff from the New Road business nominate charities to support which are often influenced by causes close to their hearts. This year’s beneficiaries were The Sick Children’s Trust, Cardiac Risk in the Young and CLIC Sargent (Cancer Charity for Children and Young People). An ...

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Generous gifts to air ambulance

A Spalding woman left an air ambulance charity £10,000 in her will. Noreen Clark (pictured) who passed away in May 2018, aged 88, left a generous donation of £10,000 for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. The charity receives no direct Government funding, relying solely on the donations of people in the community. Noreen’s God daughter was recently invited to ...

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Laura’s ball to support disabled Spalding siblings aims to sell 190 tickets

A charity ball aimed at raising money for two disabled South Holland siblings is pulling out all of the stops to be even bigger and better this year. Laura Powell helped raise more than £4,500 for Spalding toddler Mia Clucas last March when she organised and delivered Mia’s Ball at Bourne Corn Exchange. Mia, who is the daughter of Spalding ...

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