Parents in act of faith to organise fundraiser event to help Supaclub

Children, parents and group leaders of Supaclub at The Lighthouse Church, Spalding, for which a charity fun day is planned to help buy a new minibus after the last one was written off in an accident.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Children, parents and group leaders of Supaclub at The Lighthouse Church, Spalding, for which a charity fun day is planned to help buy a new minibus after the last one was written off in an accident. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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A fundraising event for a Spalding children’s club in need of a new minibus is taking place this weekend.

The Lighthouse Church is hosting a Supaclub fun day on Saturday between 1pm and 5pm to raise money for a minibus to take children to and from the club for four to 11-year-olds.

Up to 40 youngsters attend Supaclub at the church in Haverfield Road, Spalding, every Thursday from 6.30pm until 7.30pm during the school term.

But the club suffered a setback earlier this year when a minibus used to collect children was written off after a road accident in Spalding.

Supaclub leader Sue Robbins said: “We had our own minibus at The Lighthouse Church for a number of years before the accident in Spalding a few weeks ago when a driver came off a roundabout and ran into the side of the minibus.

“There were children in it at the time, but fortunately no one was injured.

“What it did mean though was that the minibus was written off and, at this momemt in time, we no longer have one with which to pick up the children.

“As a result, we had to inform the parents that they would have to bring their children themselves and pick them up after Supaclub.”

The Lighthouse Church started Supaclub in the mid-1980s as a place where children could learn social skills, form positive friendships and relationships in a safe 
environment, according to the church’s website.

Sue said: “Our main concern is teaching the children good things like loving their parents and they enjoy coming to Supaclub.

“The parents appreciated the fact that the children were picked up by the minibus as it saved them time and they knew that Supaclub was a safe environment for their children.

“Some of the parents whose children come now used to come themselves but numbers have dropped since we’ve been without the minibus.

“So the parents asked if they could use the church to hold a fundraising event towards getting a new minibus.”