Around Town: What’s been happening in Grantham...

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News from clubs and groups in the town.


Bridge Club

In last week’s Ghost Pairs the joint North/South winners were Charu and Sobhag Shah and Graham Smith and David Pimm, and the East/West winners were Carol Fisher and Sandra Dunne.

The winners on Tuesday club night were Irene Pacey and Philip Newton, Graham Smith and David Pimm and Charu and Sobhag Shah.

The club meets at the Sports Pavilion, Barrowby, on Monday and Tuesday with play starting at 7.15pm. Anyone interested in playing should contact Irene Pacey on 01949 843138.

Charity ball


One Events PR has organised a charity ball to be held in the MCS Centre, Meres Stadium, Trent Road, Grantham, on Saturday, November 16 at 7.30pm, to raise funds for Grantham Foodbank.

The theme for the event is Hollywood glamour and there will be a fabulous collection of auction prizes, including signed football shirts, comedy tickets, beauty and restaurant vouchers plus more.

Tickets are £20 each, with a discounted rate of £150 for a table of 10 and include food. Tickets are available from One Events or book online at

open house

Parkinson’s Society

The Grantham branch is hosting an Open House coffee morning on Thursday at the Church of the Ascension Hall, Edinburgh Road, from 10am to noon.

Entry is free and the society welcome those living with Parkinson’s or caring for someone with the condition or are affected by it in any way.

For further details contact Adelle Glossop on 870548.


Ladies Probus 96

President Gloria Keasley welcomed 54 members and three guests to the October meeting at Belton Park Golf Club.

Members were disappointed when the speaker failed to arrive and lingering awhile after lunch, they enjoyed an informal chat.

Next meeting is on Wednesday, November 20, when Ron Sheridan will give a talk entitled Wilsford Woodcrafts. Christmas menus and remittance should be returned by this date.

Any ladies interested in joining the club should contact the secretary on 569175.



The Grantham group has two walks this month. The first is on Sunday, starting in Laxton at 10am, and will cover nine miles.

Walkers are asked to bring a packed lunch and wear suitable clothing and footwear for countryside walking and weather. Call 572322 for more details.

On Thursday walkers will start in Cropwell Bishop at 10am for a five-mile walk. For further details call 579617.

Next month the ramblers have an eight-mile walk on Sunday, November 10, starting in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir at 10am. Again, a packed lunch and suitable clothing and footwear is required. Call 568191 for more details.

On Thursday, November 14, they will start in Orston at 10am, for a four-and-a-half-mile walk. Call 572287 for more details.

Everyone is welcome to go on these walks.


Rotary Club

A fundraising dinner in honour of People of Courage is being held at the Ramada Hotel, Grantham, on Friday, November 1.

The event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven and will feature guest speaker Andy Reid, the army veteran who was seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Andy will be telling his story, which has been described as humorous, heart-warming and inspirational.

A limited number of tickets are available at £27.50, with all profits being shared between the Army Benevolent Fund and South Lincolnshire Blind Society.

Further details and tickets are available from club president, Arthur Ambrose, on 565785, 07768 266291, or

Autumn fair

Knit & Knatter Group

The local group has organised an autumn fair to raise funds for Knit For Peace, a charity which sends knitted goods around the world.

The event will be held at New Life Church, Castlegate on Saturday, November 2 from 10am to 2pm.

Homemade cakes, handmade cards, gifts and knits along with books, a baby stall, and bric-a-brac will be on offer. Refreshments will also be served.


St Barnabas Hospice

A quiz night will be held at the King’s School, Brook Street on Friday, November 1 to raise funds for the local hospice.

Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Entry is £3 per person, with a maximum of six people per team.

Refreshments will be available and there is a raffle.

To register, or for further details call 513542 or 591010.3e

On Sunday a vintage dance with dance music from the 1930s to early 1950s, will be held at Walton Girls’ High School from 3pm to 6pm.

Music will be played by Major Swing, a top vintage dance DJ and there will be refreshments and a raffle.

Tickets are £5 from the hospice or £6 on the door. Call 513542 or 591010.

An autumn lunch will take place at Belton Park Golf Club, Londonthorpe Road, on Thursday to raise funds for the hospice.

Starting with welcome tea and coffee at 11.30am, a three-course lunch will be served at 12.30pm.

Guest speaker is Andrew Stewart, with a fascinating insight into a pilot’s life.

Tickets are £25.

Contact Tina or Janie in 
the hospice’s fundraising 
department on either 513542 or 591010 for more details.