Fingers crossed for Two Lips cash

Raising Money: Carol Stimson, Liz walmsley and Jackie Collier raising cash for Two Lips. SG020413-135NG
Raising Money: Carol Stimson, Liz walmsley and Jackie Collier raising cash for Two Lips. SG020413-135NG

Old folk set to benefit from the Two Lips fundraising campaign are doing their bit by raising cash themselves.

More than a hundred people aged from 60 to 99 attend Age UK’s Day Care Centre at The Meadows.

The charity is one of four local good causes chosen to be helped by The Rotary Club of Spalding’s Two Lips Appeal.

Day centre manager Liz Walmsley, her staff and old folk are not sitting and waiting for cash to come to them – they have held three events themselves and the cash collected so far has topped £200.

The four good causes helped last year each had a whopping £2,000 pay-out and Age UK has its fingers crossed that it too will reap similar rewards because it wants to provide centre users with little extras like outings and possibly a specialist hoist for those who are less mobile.

Mrs Walmsley said: “All the big charities like Red Nose Day are really worthwhile but it’s nice when the local charities are recognised and Rotary are very good at doing that, helping the local charities.”

Anyone who wants to give Two Lips a boost can follow Age UK’s example because their fundraising came from a cake stall, a chocolate basket raffle and a photo quiz where contestants have to identify objects pictured from odd angles.

Mrs Walmsley said: “It doesn’t have to be anything complicated.”

l If you are organising an event contact Rotarian John Barnes on 01775 725514.