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March 2017

Revealed: All the winners in Cash for Your Community

By Scunthorpe Telegraph  |  Posted: March 12, 2017

By Nicola Birch


THE winners of the 15,000 Cash For Your Community giveaway can now be revealed.

This year, an amazing 135 groups signed up for the chance to win their share of the fund in the Scunthorpe Telegraph's initiative with North Lincolnshire Council.

The prize money has been allocated according to how many coupons were collected by each group, with every group voted for receiving a share. Celebrating victory this year is the Scunthorpe Centurions ABC boxing club, who received 1,000.

Coach Kenny McGready said he was absolutely over the moon to take the greatest proportion of money from the campaign.

He said: "It will go towards the facilities and the kids sessions for eight to 10-year-olds.

"We are looking to get smaller gloves and punching bags.

"A lot of parents have collected vouchers for us, I want to message everyone to say thank you."

He added that the club had been among the most successful for three or four years and really appreciated the difference money from the campaign makes to grass root sports.

In second place were the Appleby Frodingham U13's Football Team, who received 750.

Head coach and manager Marlon Fell said: "In the past we have spent the money on the end-of-season presentation and trophies for the footballers.

"The money will also go towards sports kits, they are expensive and we have 32 players and obviously trying to cover that is difficult.

"I would like to thank all the parents, family members and friends who have collected for our teams and thanks to my assistant coaches, Steve Liddall, John Slater, Ryan Burton and Rob Wright."

Another group, who have taken part in the Cash For Community three times, are celebrating finishing joint third and receiving the greatest proportion of money they have ever had.

The Messingham Supporter Group in aid of the Lindsey Lodge were delighted to receive 700 to help them do even more good work for the hospice.

Chairman of the group, Valerie Outram, said: "It is unbelieveable, we are really delighted.

"This is our third time, before we've had smaller amounts, but this is wonderful, I had no idea it would be that much.

"I have got to thank the local community, they are very good in Messingham.

"We have lots of events to raise money for the hospice and the money will go towards hiring events and people for concerts and any equipment we need for our fundraising."

Also in third were the Broughton Wednesday Club, with 700. They put on afternoons of entertainment for pensioners every fortnight in Broughton.

Secretary Ann Smith said: "It will make so much difference to us.

"We'll be able to do more with the pensioners.

"I was amazed to get 700 because I actually didn't think we would do much this year, there weren't so many double and treble coupons and I thought we would be lucky if we got 300, and there was someone else in the village collecting for the campaign. I have to thank everyone - all the pensioners save the coupons, but we want to thank everyone that has collected for us."

North Lincolnshire Council leader Rob Waltham said: "We are pleased to support Cash For Your Community as it supports a great number of good community causes that encourage leisure, sport and fitness activities across North Lincolnshire.

"This is our fifth year supporting the Scunthorpe Telegraph's campaign and I am proud that we are able to see such a positive contribution being made to a number of voluntary groups across North Lincolnshire.

"The fact that people take the time to collect the vouchers means there is a great amount of community involvement in securing this money.

"From grandparents to teachers and young people, everybody contributes towards the success of this worthwhile project."

The full list of winners is in the Scunthorpe Telegraph.  Winteringham winners:

    Winteringham Methodist Church – 100
    Winteringham Under Fives – 50

 

Inquest opens into death of crash victim Paul Kirby

By Simon Leonard  |  Posted: February 28, 2017


AN INQUEST has opened into the death of crash victim Paul Kirby who died after sustaining serious injuries.

Humberside Police said Mr Kirby, 46, died last Thursday (February 23) in Hull Royal Infirmary following his admission after the single-vehicle crash on Winterton Road shortly after 6pm on Sunday, February 12.

Coroner's officer Janet Newell confirmed this morning (Tuesday, February 28) that the 46-year-old, of South Side, Winteringham, died of a head injury.

Police enquiries into the collision are ongoing and anyone with information who has not spoken to police is asked to call 101, quoting log number 446 of February 12 2017.

 

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