Spalding 60s’ night for animal charity

SIXTIES NIGHT: Kelly Newell and Marlene Aspden, of Highfield Kennels in Pinchbeck, with Pippa from Snetterton Dogs Trust.
Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG100218-281TW.
SIXTIES NIGHT: Kelly Newell and Marlene Aspden, of Highfield Kennels in Pinchbeck, with Pippa from Snetterton Dogs Trust. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG100218-281TW.
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Organisers of a charity 60s’ night in Spalding for the Dogs Trust are under pressure to do it again after overwhelming success on Saturday.

Mark Aspden and his wife Marlene, who runs Highfield Kennels in Pinchbeck, saw all their expectations surpassed as about 300 guests had a night to remember at Springfields Events and Conference Centre.

SIXTIES NIGHT: 
Maxine Gardner and Tina Carr try their look at the gift tree.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG100218-292TW.

SIXTIES NIGHT: Maxine Gardner and Tina Carr try their look at the gift tree. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG100218-292TW.

Just over £4,100 was raised for Snetterton Dogs Trust on a night that included live music from 60s’ tribute band The Rockits, a raffle, auction and gift tree.

Mark said: “Marlene has been fundraising for Dogs Trust for nearly two years and because we had organised a similar event in Spalding before, we decided to do one again.

“But it was the first time we had done a fundraising event for Dogs Trust and so we didn’t know what to expect.

“People weren’t expecting the event to be as good as it was and because of all the positive feedback we’ve had, the guests want us to do it again.”

People weren’t expecting the event to be as good as it was and because of all the positive feedback we’ve had, the guests want us to do it again

Mark Aspden, of Pinchbeck

Dogs Trust was founded in 1891 and its Snetterton centre, the closest to South Holland, cared for more than 550 dogs in 2017.

Marlene said: “We had a very good night all-round, everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and it was a fabulous event where we raised £4,105 for Snetterton Dogs Trust.”

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SIXTIES NIGHT: Guests at their table inside Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  
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SIXTIES NIGHT: Guests at their table inside Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG100218-286TW.

Carnival is another hit

SIXTIES NIGHT: 
Guests ready to raise money for Snetterton Dogs' Trust.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG100218-290TW.

SIXTIES NIGHT: Guests ready to raise money for Snetterton Dogs' Trust. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG100218-290TW.

SIXTIES NIGHT: Alan Barnsdale of Uptown Vinyl Records, based at Spalding Lifestyle Centre, Pinchbeck.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG100218-283TW.

SIXTIES NIGHT: Alan Barnsdale of Uptown Vinyl Records, based at Spalding Lifestyle Centre, Pinchbeck. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG100218-283TW.

SIXTIES NIGHT: 
Guests ready to raise money for Snetterton Dogs' Trust.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG100218-285TW.

SIXTIES NIGHT: Guests ready to raise money for Snetterton Dogs' Trust. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG100218-285TW.

SIXTIES NIGHT: 
Pauline Smith and Christine Drakard with some of the prizes under the gift tree.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  
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SIXTIES NIGHT: Pauline Smith and Christine Drakard with some of the prizes under the gift tree. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG100218-293TW.