England rugby fans can bid for a Six Nations souvenir thanks to Jonathan Joseph, who has grandparents living in Spalding.
Rodney Britten, a member of The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland, has asked grandson Jonathan to donate something from the tournament to the auction that will be held when Rotarians host their Two Lips Charity Ball.
Rodney has his fingers crossed that the donation will be a shirt, as Jonathan kindly gave one last year, but says he hardly hears from Jonathan when he’s playing.
“It’s a job and a half,” said Rodney. “We saw him at Christmas and we saw him once in January but I may not see him or speak to him for four or five months now.”
Rotary’s Two Lips campaign is in its fifth year and has so far raised £27,000 for local charities.
Rotarian Peter Atkinson says the black tie ball at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex on Saturday, May 7 will feature the number one Beach Boys tribute in the UK.
As well as superb music, there will also be a three-course meal, the popular auction with many star lots and a raffle.
Charities that will benefit this year are Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, life-saving emergency charity LIVES, Spalding’s Johnson Hospital League of Friends and the Rotary club’s own good causes.
The event is sponsored by D Spenceley Ltd.
Among those benefiting in previous years were Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Support and PHAB.
• Tickets cost £40 and are available from 01775 720607.