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A youth group from the National Citizen Service is organising a charity event on Friday from 7pm to 9pm at the Ruby Hunt Centre. This is to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes. As part of their social action project, the event will consist of many enjoyable activities such as a beetle drive, raffle and cake sale, with all the money being donated to the proposed charity.


Hot lunches will be served at the Baptist Church on Friday from 11.30am to 1.30pm. All welcome.


The monthly meeting of Tollgate WI was held at St John’s Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, 
Spalding. It was the 35th birthday meeting and half the members had been asked to bring along a pudding for two people and the other half a poem to read. Mrs Achurch baked a birthday cake and it was cut by two founder members, Mrs Foster and Mrs Compton. A fun evening was had by all. Next meeting is on August 19 when the speaker will be Mrs Riley on corn dollies. Visitors are welcome.

THE Spalding Ramblers walk this Sunday will start from the grounds of historic Burghley House in Stamford and will take walkers out towards the attractive village of Barnack. Meeting place for this eight-mile walk is the car park at Burghley House for a 10.30am start. Further details are available from the leader on 01406 371951.

THE South Holland Local History Group meets on Friday at St John’s Church Lounge in Hawthorn Bank at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Brenda Harper who will talk about local history, accompanied with slides. A £2 donation is requested, all welcome, refreshments.


The Royal British Legion 
women’s section are holding a coffee morning at St Matthews Church on Saturday, 9.30am to noon. There will be stalls and a raffle.


St Bartholomew’s Primary School end of year service will be held in church tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9.15am. Staff and pupils will welcome everyone who wishes to join them on this occasion. Tea and coffee will be served after the service for anyone who is able to stay.

Please note that there will be no Thirsty on a Thursday at St Bartholomew’s this week.

St Bartholomew’s regular monthly coffee morning takes place on Saturday, 10am-noon. There will be tea/coffee and cake, bring and buy and books. A parish councillor and district councillor will be in attendance if you have any concerns you wish to discuss, and, other duties permitting, a PCSO may call in. All welcome to drop in.

West Pinchbeck Church Ladies will meet in the village hall on Monday, July​ 28 at 7.30pm (please note change of date). George Waugh will be talking about his experiences as a butler, including his time at Burghley House. Visitors £2.50 including refreshments. All welcome to come along to what promises to be a fascinating evening.