Two Lips campaign to raise £10,000

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SCHOOLS, voluntary groups and clubs are being called upon to pitch in to help kick-start a fundraising week in the hope of raising thousands of pounds for local charities.

The Rotary Club of Spalding is hoping South Holland’s residents can put aside their fondness for tulips and back Two Lips instead.

In conjunction with the Spalding Guardian, the club is hosting Two Lips – a charity week from May 14-21 – with the aim of raising more than £10,000.

The money will go to four special organisations – Spalding’s Phab, the League of Friends of the Spalding Hospitals, Scouts and Guides and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

A proportion will also go to Rotary International in aid of their nationally selected charities.

Rotary Club of Spalding president Alan Porter was inspired by the activities people were carrying out for Red Nose Day when he came up with the idea.

“We are hoping this will be an annual event,” he said. “What we want is to make sure the money raised goes to charities that help Spalding and the surrounding district.

“Everyone will benefit from this.”

Getting involved is easy. Anyone interested in taking part needs to come up with an idea for an event.

This could be anything from a dress down day, cake stalls, talent show, or completing a sporting challenge.

The organisers are also looking for volunteers and businesses to sell special Two Lips whistles for the week for donations of 50p or above.

Once you have your idea, pick up and complete a registration form from any Rotary Club of Spalding member or from the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian offices in The Crescent, Spalding.

Any further details can be obtained by calling John Barnes on 01775 725514.

Mr Porter added: “This is the community’s chance to help local charities.

“We want you to grab your family, your sports teams and friends from the pub and come up with an event where you get to have fun and raise money for good causes at the same time.”

In the run up to May 14-21, the Spalding Guardian will be featuring the fundraisers who have volunteered to take part.