Two Lips ‘kiss’ good causes with cheques

WELCOME BOOST: Rotary president Andy Prior (back, second left) with Alan Porter and cheque recipients. SG170613-249NG
WELCOME BOOST: Rotary president Andy Prior (back, second left) with Alan Porter and cheque recipients. SG170613-249NG
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Spalding Rotary Club brought cheer to good causes on Monday by presenting £1,750 cheques from the Two Lips fundraising campaign.

Spalding Age UK’s Liz Walmsley collected the donation for her charity – and it couldn’t have come at a better time because it is paying for a new cooker and washing machine at the day centre, which were delivered on Tuesday.

Liz (pictured front, second right) said: “It’s really nice that Rotary do this for local charities and keep the money in the town and they have covered so many different aspects with the young and the old, St Barnabas Hospice, St John Ambulance and the swimmers.”

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club and Spalding Amateur Swimming Club will share a £1,750 payout and intend to spend the money on equipment.

Rotary Club of Spalding president Andy Prior said Rotary this year distributed a little under £9,000 – with some of the cash going to the club’s own good causes.

He said: “This is a bit below the £10,000 we had hoped for but I guess times are hard. We would like to thank everyone that participated and helped in any way and in particular the Spalding Guardian for all the support it has given.

“Two Lips will happen again next year and we are already starting to think about which charities we can involve.”

Rotarian and Two Lips stalwart Alan Porter said Rotary spends its Two Lips cash in the community on projects like buying mobility scooters and garden swings for disabled youngsters.

He said the Two Lips total is a little down on last year but people are taking the campaign to their hearts.

Alan said: “I think it will gain momentum as people realise that the money is spent locally in Spalding and district. At the end – when you get smiling, happy people collecting money – it’s all worthwhile.”