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POPPY Appeal collectors in Bicker included Mrs A Johnson £144.80, shop £53.74, parish council £20, parish church £20 (wreath|) and parish church collection £68.29. Thanks to all.


THE United Reformed Church has a Christmas coffee morning in the school room from 10-11.30am on Saturday with extra stalls including a Christmas stall, refreshments with mince pies.


THE total for Donington, Quadring and Bicker Poppy Appeal was £3315.71. Collectors in Donington included J Newell £41.13, M Taylor £20.87, L Robinson £33.24, M Cannon £82.76, C Pick £111.27, S Gurney £78.70, C Hammond £49.15, S Staples £34.36, H Hammond £36.87, L Hibbitt £97.18, Mrs Hinchcliff £63.68, L Moses £130.36, Costcutters £49.85, Co-op £156.08, Thomas Cowley High School £196.38, Donington Primary School £67.52, TSB £10.50, Black Bull£66.47, RBL centre £171.89, Get Ahead £41.33, Donington Church collection £90.50, as well as donations for wreaths and a £400 RBL donation. Thanks to all who helped and contributed.

DO you have a story to tell? Why not pop along to Corner House Flowers, in Market Place, on Thursday to meet Lincolnshire Free Press/Spalding Guardian reporter Chrissie Redford and have a chat about a story you may have, an event you’re planning or just to request a picture of your event. Chrissie will be at the shop from 9.30am to 1pm.


FLEET Baptist Church Family Carol Service is on Sunday at 3pm; seasonal refreshments will be served. Christmas Eve Watch Night Service is at 11.30pm with the Christmas Day Family Service at 10am. All friends are welcome at these services to celebrate the coming of Christmas. Thanks to all who support the Baptist Church throughout the year.


FRIENDSHIP Club will be holding its Christmas lunch and social afternoon in the village hall tomorrow, 12.30pm for 1pm. Please bring a prize for the raffle.


CAROLS by candlelight, among the Christmas trees, is at the Baptist Church on Thursday at 7pm.

GOSBERTON and District Royal British Legion have a carol concert presented by the Banovallum Brass Band in St Margaret’s Hall, Quadring, on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 on the door or from Gene Waterfall, Ray Lindley, or Debbie Reynolds.

GOSBERTON House School has a carol concert in the parish church on Friday at 1.30pm.

ON your own on Christmas Day? Gosberton Baptists are putting on a Christmas lunch. Bookings to Janet Bullows on 01775 713341.

THE Baptist film show group has its Christmas party on Monday with a Christmas buffet and entertainment by the U3A singers.

GOOD Companion’s Club Christmas party is in the Public Hall on Tuesday, December 17, starting with a Christmas lunch followed by entertainment.

MOBILE library will be in the village on Friday, Field Close, 10-11am, Godfrey Avenue, 11.05am-noon.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police have a surgery in the church hall on December 18, 10am-noon.

LORNA Webb and her team of helpers have raised a massive £380.26 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance at a coffee morning held at Mrs Webb’s Pinchbeck home. Thanks to all the supporters.


CAROLS by Candlelight is at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church on Sunday and will feature the choir of Spalding’s St John’s Church. It starts at 6pm and there will be seasonal refreshments.


THE annual Christmas family night in the function suite of the United Services Club in Church Street is this Saturday, starting at 7pm till late. Admission is free and with music is from Nick Grattan and his Treble Nine Road Show. Being a family night, the event is open for everybody to attend but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Santa will be there in his grotto to welcome all the youngsters. Further details from the club on 01406 423134 during normal opening hours.


THE village hall committee invite you to the Christmas social on Saturday, from 2pm. Meet your neighbours for a chat, and have a mince pie and tea and coffee or may be something a little stronger! Retrospekt will be performing during the afternoon and Santa will be making an appearance. The committee thanks everyone for their support throughout the year.


POPPY Appeal collectors in the village included J Newell £28.60, M Dakers £84.47, Mr and Mrs D Faulkner £144.06, A Barnett £243.19, Mr Patrick £56.08, Mrs Patrick £19.73, Quadring shop £79.66, Quadring Church collection £40. The total was £655.79 including wreath donation. Mr J Newell thanks everyone for their support.


DO you have a story to tell? Why not pop along to the Curlew Centre on Friday to meet Lincolnshire Free Press/Spalding Guardian reporter Lynne Harrison and have a chat about a story you may have, an event you’re planning or just to request a picture of your event. Lynne will be at the centre from 10am to 4pm.


Since the decision to change our policy on village news content, the editor has taken on board the comments from our readers and has decided to re-introduce reports from village events and organisations back into the page.

We hope you will be delighted by this news and we welcome contributions from correspondents old and new in the New Year.

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