Friday Group has something to smile about with £100 donation

GET TOGETHER: Friday group members  receive their money from Round Table representatives: Back (from left) ' Dorothy Birkett, Norma Yaxley, Tim Humphrey and Matt Clark, Sheila Sharpe, Dennis Lynn, front ' Janet Longlond, Catherine Villiers, Jeanm Wootton, Iris Hallam. Photo:  SG111013-TW
GET TOGETHER: Friday group members receive their money from Round Table representatives: Back (from left) ' Dorothy Birkett, Norma Yaxley, Tim Humphrey and Matt Clark, Sheila Sharpe, Dennis Lynn, front ' Janet Longlond, Catherine Villiers, Jeanm Wootton, Iris Hallam. Photo: SG111013-TW

There is still cash up for grabs from the Spalding Round Table’s Smile Fund.

A number of groups and worthy individuals have already been presented with donations of up to £500 for a variety of projects and causes.

One of the latest is the Friday Group, a group for older people and former mental health service users at Spalding’s Johnson Hospital.

Its members can now look forward to enjoying Christmas dinner after receiving £100.

The money will also go towards a dictionary and thesauras and board pens for use at the group’s regular meetings, which include a quiz before lunch, followed by bingo and card games in the afternoon.

Treasurer Catherine Villiers said: “We are a self-supporting social group and have been running for eight years now.

“There is no funding for the group, although we are allowed the use of a large room and facilities at the hospital, so this money will help us fund an up-to-date dictionary and help towards the Christmas dinner we have every year.”

The Friday Group’s donation has come out of the Spalding and District Round Table’s £10,000 Smile campaign pot.

And you could soon be on the receiving end of a Smile cheque – if you have a project you need cash for.

It is ever so easy to apply.

Spalding and District Round Table has teamed up with the Spalding Guardian to allow readers to submit their application – and there are very few limits to who can apply.

Applicants can be individuals, a group, club, organisation or maybe even a school.

Projects can include anything from a new sports team kit to a day out – or even just money to decorate a room in your house.

To apply, send a letter including your name, address, beneficiary of the cash, amount requested and the reason for the request to Spalding Guardian Smile Fund, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AB.