Over a thousand people tried something a little different at a special event in Spalding.

Give it a Go, organized by the South Dutch District Council community group, saw large crowds gathering at the town’s Sir Halley Stewart Playground on Sunday.

There are tons of free activities to try, from American football and karate to crafts and kart racing – and even wall climbing.

Scimitar Spalding Volleyball Club (58838374)
Scimitar Spalding Volleyball Club (58838374)
Spalding Karate Club Shows What They Are (58838377)
Spalding Karate Club Shows What They Are (58838377)
William Start (8) with Jim Bright, Jo Woods and Tristan Bright from Spalding Marching Ambassador (58837893)
William Start (8) with Jim Bright, Jo Woods and Tristan Bright from Spalding Marching Ambassador (58837893)
The Rock School Bus was a huge hit (58837887)
The Rock School Bus was a huge hit (58837887)

Coun Gary Taylor, county council portfolio holder for communities and foundations, said: “It’s true what it says on the tin, with everyone being able to participate in a variety of activities such as so.

“After talking to the people in the stands, it looks like they signed up a lot of people. It was a very successful and positive event.”

While the event was free, donations were welcome to the CPSL Mind charity chosen by council president Paul Redgate.

Joshua Copland with Richard Morgan and David Grieve from South Lincs Lightning American Football from Bourne (58838385)
Joshua Copland with Richard Morgan and David Grieve from South Lincs Lightning American Football from Bourne (58838385)
William Start (8) plays the trumpet at Spalding's Give it a Go event (58837896)
William Start (8) plays the trumpet at Spalding’s Give it a Go event (58837896)
The School Bus Rock Band entertains the crowd (58837890)
The School Bus Rock Band entertains the crowd (58837890)
Eleanor Perkins hanging out with members of Spalding Rugby Club (58838380)
Eleanor Perkins hanging out with members of Spalding Rugby Club (58838380)

Coun Redgate hosted and played a football match the day between Whaplode Drove Rovers and Park Farm Pumas, and was even shown a yellow card for handball.

He said: “It has been a real success with over £400 raised for CPSL Mind.

“Some of the people who came into the match extremely supportive of the charity used their own services, so I want to thank everyone who came and donated.

Whaplode Drove Rovers played Park Farm Pumas at the Give it a Go event in Spalding (58838458)
Whaplode Drove Rovers played Park Farm Pumas at the Give it a Go event in Spalding (58838458)
William Start (8) with Jim Bright, Jo Woods and Tristan Bright from Spalding Marching Ambassador (58837899)
William Start (8) with Jim Bright, Jo Woods and Tristan Bright from Spalding Marching Ambassador (58837899)
Joshua Copland with Richard Morgan and David Grieve from South Lincs Lightning American Football from Bourne (58838394)
Joshua Copland with Richard Morgan and David Grieve from South Lincs Lightning American Football from Bourne (58838394)
William (2) and his father Andrew Sculthorpe try crazy golf (58838388)
William (2) and his father Andrew Sculthorpe try crazy golf (58838388)

“It’s encouraging to see so many people coming and taking the opportunity to see what South Holland has to offer

“I hope that as a result the groups and societies there will attract more people.”





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