Age UK Spalding wins award from law firm

Members of Age UK Spalding with their cheque from Ringrose Law. ANL-141029-093500001
Members of Age UK Spalding with their cheque from Ringrose Law. ANL-141029-093500001
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Ringrose Law awarded the Spalding branch of Age UK with £1,000 as part of its annual A Grand Idea community scheme.

Age UK Spalding provides services and support to the elderly community in Spalding, and has a day centre for elderly frail people living in the Spalding area.

The branch entered Ringrose Law’s community 
scheme ‘A Grand Idea’ in 
August 2014, specifically to help with funds for their 2014 Christmas Party.

After a month of public voting, Age UK Spalding received the most public support and won the £1,000 to go towards their Christmas party – which over 70 members will be attending in December.

On hearing the news, general manager Liz Walmsley said: “We were delighted to get down to the last three and then we had to get people to vote for us.

“We are really pleased to have won the money to give our users a lovely Christmas.”

A Grand Idea was launched in 2013 by Ringrose Law, who committed to give an impressive £1,000 each to six different charities or community groups across Lincolnshire and Newark every year.

Alex Bennett, marketing manager at the firm, said: “Ringrose Law is delighted that Age UK Spalding has won the A Grand Idea competition in Spalding.

“The competition is all about supporting and helping local community groups and this is the perfect example of how we can help people in our local community.

“We look forward to celebrating withthem at their Christmas party.”

The firm has been shortlisted for the Heart of the Community Award at the Lincolnshire Business Awards due to the work they have done with local communities and projects over the last 12 months.