Pride of South Holland

Gallery – Pride in South Holland’s amazing heroes

Some of the district’s heroes were recognised on Sunday as the Pride of South Holland Awards finally returned. The ceremony was postponed from last year with the majority of nominations carrying over for the ceremony held at Spalding’s South Holland Centre. There was also a special award for the Wombles of Spalding Common who were thanked for their service in ...

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It’s time to get nominating your own lockdown stars

Do you know someone who has done amazing things to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic? Now’s the time to nominate them for the award they deserve. The annual celebration of the area organised by Jan Whitbourn was unable to take place last year as a result of the pandemic. And when it returns it wants to honour those who ...

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Nominate your lockdown heroes

The Pride of South Holland Awards are on the lookout for those heroes who have come to the fore since the COVID-19 outbreak. The annual celebration of the area organised by Jan Whitbourn was unable to take place last year as a result of the pandemic. And when it returns it wants to honour those who have played a huge ...

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Pair are serving up a treat

They normally serve others but Sarah Hall and Ellie Clay who have been served up something themselves – a Pride of South Holland Awards nomination. The pair run Ayscoughfee Café and have been nominated for the Service with a Smile Award sponsored by Coun Paul Redgate. The person who nominated them described the pair as “very hard working and welcoming ...

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A last chance for nominations

It’s your last chance to get your nominations in for this year’s Pride of South Holland Awards. Organiser Jan Whitbourn has decided that Monday (July 27) will be the final day to nominate the heroes you feel have made a big contribution to the local community. Later next week the judges will come together to decide the winners. The nominations ...

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Carnival is part of village life

This week’s nominees for the Pride of South Holland Award are the organisers of the Pinchbeck Carnival. The person who nominated those behind the event said: “This small volunteer committee has been organising and running this much loved Village Carnival for 38 years and it is an incredibly important part of village life. “They have built it up over the ...

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Bikers group help keep area’s roads safer

This week’s nominee of the week for the Pride of South Holland Awards are the South Lincolnshire Advanced Motorcyclists. The group have been nominated for the Bakkavor Local Charity Champion Award. Originally set up as a Boston-based car group, a lottery grant in 2002 led to the setting up of the motorbike session. They hold sessions across South Lincolnshire, including ...

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Saluting standard bearer Graham

This week we salute Graham Hewitt as the Pride of South Holland Awards nominee of the week. The frequent fundraiser, NHS worker and Royal British Legion chair has been a fixture of the community throughout his life. One person who nominated Graham said: “As well as being a full time ambulance technician for the NHS, Graham is an integral part ...

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Veteran Bill up for another award

This week’s Pride of South Holland Awards nominee of the week is William (Bill) Parker who the person who nominated him describes as “a true local legend and worthy of recognition”. Bill is up for the Senior Citizen of the Year award. The person who nominated Bill said: “He is well known around Spalding for his charitable and voluntary work. ...

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Ladies’ Group are credit to church

Those behind the Drop In Ladies’ Group at St John’s Church in Spalding are this week’s Nominee of the Week for the Pride of South Holland Awards. The annual event, which will now be held later on in the year, recognises those that do amazing things for our community. Hilary Moriaty and Betty Lenni, who run the group, have been ...

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Keep nominating your Pride stars

This year’s Pride of South Holland Awards has now officially been postponed – but it will be back and the public are urged to keep sending their nominations in. This year’s celebration of those who make a difference to our community was due to take place at the South Holland Centre on June 28. Organiser Jan Whitbourn is now working ...

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Bakkavor has been a fantastic backer

Bakkavor has been a major employer in South Holland for many years, Jan Whitbourn writes. I’ve been speaking to Will Naylor, Senior HR Business Partner at Bakkavor Meals for Spalding and Sutton Bridge. He said: “We at Bakkvor are a proud member of this community and continuously support local initiatives, projects and causes which are important to our people and ...

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Pride at bingo queen Phyllis

The eyes are on the Pride of South Holland Awards for bingo organiser Phyllis Newton who is this week’s featured nominee. Phyllis’s Prize Bingo nights in Whaplode have proved a hot ticket for several years now and raised thousands of pounds for local charities. Each month the village hall event raised money for a different charity. In 2019 that led ...

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Charity workers deserve recognition

Electrical specialists Hughes are delighted to be bringing a bit of spark to the Pride of South Holland Awards. The firm is sponsoring the charity worker award. Awards organiser Jan Whitbourn said: “Hughes are honoured and delighted to be able to support this year’s South Holland Pride Awards. “The firm has been involved since its conception and feels the charity ...

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The show must go on (at some point) so get your Pride of South Holland Award nominations in

Get your nominations in for the Pride of South Holland Awards is the message from the organiser who says the annual event will return, even if it’s not in June as planned. This difficult time has seen so many incredible acts of kindness that deserve further recognition. And the Pride of South Holland Awards would be the best place to ...

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The Pride of South Holland Awards 2020 nomination form

To nominate your local hero, fill out this form and send it to jan@tulip-events.co.uk Pride2020Download

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MAKE THIS THE YEAR OF PRIDE

The Pride of South Holland Awards 2020 date has been set and it’s time to get nominating to make sure our local heroes share the stage with this year’s celebrity guest. The Pride of South Holland Awards 2019 were the best yet, with an appearance by that year’s Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery topping off the celebration of giving. ...

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Bursting with talent and pride

A big national winner and a whole load of local heroes made The Pride of South Holland Awards 2019 the biggest and best yet. Once again South Holland’s best and brightest stars packed out the South Holland Centre and were delighted by the top-secret special guest, Britain’s Got Talent 2019 winner Colin Thackery, who was paraded into the auditorium by ...

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See you on stage at the weekend!

Well, here we are. The Pride of South Holland Awards 2019 are upon us. And organiser Jan Whitbourn still hasn’t let slip who the special guest is. That will be revealed at 3pm on Saturday (September 28) when the South Holland Centre is once again packed out with the district’s brightest stars and most selfless citizens. If you’ve got tickets ...

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Pride Awards winners decided

This week the judges came together to decide on the winners of the Pride in South Holland Awards, writes organiser Jan Whitbourn. The categories excelled this year so I knew it was going to be a tough job making the right decision. The sponsors said messages of community cohesion, hard work of volunteers and the overwhelming importance of structured and ...

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