Community groups support Spalding hospital summer fayre

Spalding Lions' stall last year: pictured are (from left) Elaine Mothers, Malc Biggadike, Theresa Wright, Trevor Gilliatt, Sally Sneath and John Steel. Photo: SG150613-131NG
Spalding Lions' stall last year: pictured are (from left) Elaine Mothers, Malc Biggadike, Theresa Wright, Trevor Gilliatt, Sally Sneath and John Steel. Photo: SG150613-131NG
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Last year’s League of Friends summer fayre raised nearly £800, though chairman Angela Newton says that figure is often more like £1,200 to £1,300.

She is hoping this 60th anniversary event will be well supported because they need to raise a lot of money.

Angela says: “We have just agreed to buy two pieces of equipment for the eye clinic which are nearly £6,000. The machines enable them to see a lot more patients than they would normally do and saves people having to go to Boston or Peteborough.”

At this year’s event on June 7 all kinds of organisations will be helping to raise funds, such as Pinchbeck WI, St Paul’s Church and WI, Spalding Townswomen’s Guild East, the United Reformed Church, Spalding Hospice Foundation, Inner Wheel, Spalding Baptist Church, the Lions, Broad Street Methodist Church and other ‘friends’.

The hospital tea shop will stay open longer to cater for summer fayre visitors.