Money, money, money ... all for charity

Macmillan Way walker Martin Thompson presents the cash he raised to Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising manager Gemma Shaw.

Macmillan Way walker Martin Thompson presents the cash he raised to Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising manager Gemma Shaw.

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South Holland people of all ages have been doing their bit for charity.

From community fun days and table top sales to balls and bingo nights, there has been a variety of fundraisers.

l Staff at Bakkavor’s Holbeach St Marks site handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The cash was raised at the company’s annual community fun day.

l East Elloe Lions boosted their charity coffers by organising a table top sale at Holbeach Community Centre.

l Martin Thompson (59) walked 416 miles from Boston to Devon to thank Spalding Macmillan nurses for the care they gave his wife before she died.

Martin, of Angelica Drive, Spalding trekked from Boston Stump – the start of Macmillan Way – on the day that would have been their 38th wedding anniversary. His wife Brenda (55) died last year, a few months after she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Martin recently handed over a cheque for £3,114.11 to the charity.

l Guys and girls got their gladrags on to raise cash for charities supported by Holbeach Round Table at the group’s annual fundraising ball at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding.

l Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation were the recipients of £500 each thanks to the Freemasons.

Master of St Godric Lodge, Spalding, Russ Harman, and almoner Barry Grainger presented the cheques.

l As well as looking for loving new homes for greyhounds, the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust was grateful for donations during a morning in Spalding. Trust members set up stall with five dogs that need re-homing in the Market Place.

l There was plenty of fun and one or two shouts of “full house” at a charity bingo night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Holbeach Community Centre.

Cash raised will help to fund the charity’s work.