Town invited to join hearts and help charities save more lives

Hearts with Santander charity fundraiser with 'Sandra White of Butterfly Hospice Trust, Gordon Kirk of LIVES, Gaynor Fiske, Tia and Jayne Jarvis of Dotty's Balloons, Spalding,  Michelle Pite of Callum Pite's Smile Charity and Matthew Kirk of LIVES.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Hearts with Santander charity fundraiser with 'Sandra White of Butterfly Hospice Trust, Gordon Kirk of LIVES, Gaynor Fiske, Tia and Jayne Jarvis of Dotty's Balloons, Spalding, Michelle Pite of Callum Pite's Smile Charity and Matthew Kirk of LIVES. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Gaynor Fiske (49), of Heren Place, is putting on a series of events in aid of Callum Pite’s Smile Charity, South Holland LIVES First Responders and Butterfly Hospice Trust.

A Grand Charity Balloon Poppin‘ is to be held outside Santander Bank in Bridge Street, Spalding, on November 30 at 2pm when, for a £1 donation, visitors can burst a balloon and possibly win £50 cash for the last balloon to be burst.

Gaynor said: “My dream has been to organise a big charity function before my 50th birthday so if I didn’t plan it now, it wouldn’t happen.

“I started planning the events in January and things just went from there.

“Through my work, I know a lot of people and a lot of businesses who have got involved.

“But now I need the town’s support to raise as much money as I can for the three charities.”

Gaynor, who has worked in Spalding for more than 30 years, is also organising a charity night at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on February 14, 2015 which will include live music, disco and raffle for the three charities.

Callum Pite’s Smile Charity, which supports teenagers being treated for cancer and their families, is named after Pinchbeck teenager Callum Pite (14) who passed away in January 2013.

Gaynor said: “Callum was in my son’s football team, so there was that closeness and sadness when he died.

“South Holland LIVES are saving lives every day in and around Spalding, while it’s taken 20 years for Butterfly Hospice to build and open a unit in Boston to give respite care to terminally ill patients.

“So all this is from the heart and considering the years that I’ve worked in the town, I now want to bring it together.”