Good ideas add up for Age UK with £1,000

Liz Walmsley of Age UK Spalding accepts the �1,000 prize for winning A Grand Idea for Spalding from Alex Bennett of Ringrose Law Solicitors.  Photo supplied.
Liz Walmsley of Age UK Spalding accepts the �1,000 prize for winning A Grand Idea for Spalding from Alex Bennett of Ringrose Law Solicitors. Photo supplied.
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Age UK Spalding is £1,000 better off after winning a competition run by Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire-based solicitors Ringrose Law.

A Grand Idea 2014 invited community groups in each of the six places where Ringrose Law has offices, including Spalding, to enter a project and be considered for the cash prize.

Age UK Spalding’s idea to host a Christmas party for its members was then shortlisted alongside two other projects which were put to a public vote.

Age UK Spalding general manager Liz Walmsley said: “We were delighted to get down to the last three and then we had to get people to vote for us.

“So we were really pleased to have won the money to give our members a lovely Christmas.”

More than 70 members celebrated the festive season with the charity at its day care centre in The Meadows, Spalding, where services provided to the elderly include exercise activities, beauty therapy and shopping trips.

Alex Bennett, marketing manager for Ringrose Law, said: “We were delighted that Age UK Spalding won our A Grand Idea competition in Spalding.”