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.
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.