Two Lips auction on Market Day

Rotary president Andy Prior, Alan Porter and Sarah Prior manning Saturday's Two Lips stall. SG110513-171TW
Rotary president Andy Prior, Alan Porter and Sarah Prior manning Saturday's Two Lips stall. SG110513-171TW
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A brand new fundraising idea will see auctions at Spalding’s market this Saturday and the following Saturday for Two Lips.

Please donate your unwanted goods to the auction outside NatWest Bank between 7.45am and 10am on both days.

Retired auctioneer, Rotarian Alan Porter, has so far had 50-60 lots donated for this Saturday’s auction and goods range from a pair of vases to a mountain bike.

Alan said: “Selling starts at 10am. There’s no VAT and no commission – the hammer price is what you pay.”

Two Lips had a market stall on Saturday and raised just over £100.

But an event they were banking on to bring in the pounds – a car boot sale on Sunday – had to be cancelled as only two booters turned up to sell their wares.

Alan said: “It was a disaster.”

But members of Spalding Rotary Club have their fingers crossed that supporters 
will now turn out in force to help St John Ambulance, Spalding Age UK, St Barnabas Hospice, South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club and Spalding Amateur Swimming Club.

Rotarians are collecting for Two Lips at Sainsbury’s this week so please give as generously as you can.

You can also donate anything you can afford by text or go online.

For text donations, please text LIPS £1 to 70070 (any number can be substituted for the £1) – Two Lips will get your £1 plus 25p if you respond to the Gift Aid reply.

Online donations go to and just hit the donate button.

The Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian still have tables left for 
our great Lips ‘n’ Chips Quiz at St Norbert’s Church Hall 
this Friday.

We are looking for teams of four to eight people to snap up the remaining tickets, which cost £8 and include fish and chips from Sheddy Turner’s Fish Restaurant.

Please come along with your family, friends or workmates as this promises to be a fun night.

Quiz master Nigel Chapman, our former deputy editor, will be setting the questions.

Tonight (Tuesday) Spalding Rotary are holding an authentic Indian meal at Indus, where the bosses of the restaurant in Winsover Road, Spalding, are donating a big slice of the meal price to Two Lips.

The highlight of this week’s Two Lips fundraising week comes on Saturday night when a glittering ball is held at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex.

The star attraction on the night is a performance by the UK’s top Abba tribute band.