Do your bit for Two Lips appeal

A balloon race from Hall Place, Spalding, was one of last year's events for Two Lips.
A balloon race from Hall Place, Spalding, was one of last year's events for Two Lips.

Organisers of the Two Lips fundraising campaign for Spalding good causes are calling on schools and clubs to do their bit to help.

Spalding Rotary Club is planning an extravaganza – with a host of events – during its special week, which starts on Saturday, May 11 and ends on May 18 with a ball at the Castle Sports Complex.

Rotarian John Barnes, who is helping to coordinate the week, is hoping schools and other organisations will get involved and put something on, no matter how small, to add to the target of £10,000 plus.

Some schools have already been in touch with him, but he would like to see more.

He said: “It’s a way for pupils to understand that there are other people in the community who need their help.

“If we get together lots of little pieces of money, you end up with a big piece.”

Mr Barnes said schools and organisations don’t have to stick to the official fundraising week, events can be held at any time to suit them, but he would like to hear from them so he can include their fundraisers in Rotary’s programme.

He can be contacted on 01775 725514.

Last year Two Lips raised £10,000, but club president Andy Prior is hoping for “bigger and better” things this year, particularly as there is a ball at the end of the week featuring Abba Arrival UK, the most popular Abba tribute band in the land.

Tickets are still available for the ball and Rotary is taking table bookings for ten to 12 people, as well as selling individual tickets, for what promises to be a great night out.

The black tie event will also feature a three course dinner, a disco by Orion and the chance to win big prizes in a fabulous raffle.

Tickets cost £35 with £10 paid straight away and the remainder by Saturday, May 4. Bookings are being taken on 01775 720607.

Big stores are throwing their weight behind the campaign with bucket collections at Sainsbury’s (May 11-15) and Morrisons (May 20-24), events at Beales including a raffle on April 6, a car wash at Homebase on April 13 and an in-store cycle ride at Boots on April 20.

Good causes benefiting from Two Lips in 2013 are St Barnabas Hospice (Jenny Freeman Lodge, Spalding), Spalding Swimming Clubs, Spalding Age UK and St John Ambulance.

The four good causes chosen last year each had a £2,000 pay day and Rotary wants to put a big smile on the faces of its good causes this year.