Cash comes in for worthy causes

Holbeach 'Rotary Club foundation and international committee chairman Diane Scott, club president Colin Scott and past president Andrew Bines with restaurant owner Ram Krishna Bashyal and proceeds from a charity dinner at Gurkha Oven, Spalding.
Holbeach 'Rotary Club foundation and international committee chairman Diane Scott, club president Colin Scott and past president Andrew Bines with restaurant owner Ram Krishna Bashyal and proceeds from a charity dinner at Gurkha Oven, Spalding.
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South Holland businesses have been in generous mood to raise money for a range of different charities.

Holbeach Rotary Club is on course to raise £1,000 for a school project in Nepal after a charity dinner at Gurkha Oven, Spalding, attended by club dignitaries, including club president Colin Scott.

Treasurer Mandy Tolliday, Eric Saxton and churchwarden Pat Saxton are presented with Community Champions proceeds for St Nicholas Church, Lutton, by Matt Brown, manager of the Co-operative store in Long Sutton.

Treasurer Mandy Tolliday, Eric Saxton and churchwarden Pat Saxton are presented with Community Champions proceeds for St Nicholas Church, Lutton, by Matt Brown, manager of the Co-operative store in Long Sutton.

Guests were welcomed by Nepalese restaurant owner Ram Krishna Bashyal and a club spokesman said: “Ram showed his support for our project by opening up his restaurant specially for us and matching every ticket sold with a £10 donation.

“Thanks to the hard work of Holbeach Rotary Club and Ram’s wonderful generosity, £740 was raised to help fund the revamp and upgrade of the school.”

Members of St Nicholas Church, Lutton, are celebrating a cash boost of almost £3,000 from Lincolnshire Co-operative for being the store’s Community Champion over the last three months.

Each time shoppers used the Co-operative’s store in Long Sutton, a cash pot for the church was built up and a total of more than £2,900 will help fund church improvements.

Fundraising of a more spooky kind went on at Pinchbeck fruit supplier J.O. Sims where staff dressed up in a variety of Halloween outfits and raised almost £200 for Cancer Research UK.

The firm is also running a Sell a Bag campaign where unwanted goods are put in carrier bags and then donated to sell at the Cancer Research shop in Spalding.