Double donation for Alive and Kicking

Skeness Rotary Club and Martin Sykes present their donations to Alive and Kicking's Tina Mellors at the Welcome Inn.
Skeness Rotary Club and Martin Sykes present their donations to Alive and Kicking's Tina Mellors at the Welcome Inn.
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A charity for adults with learning difficulties has welcomed a bonanza of generous donations raised by its members and kind hearted supporters.

Skegness based Alive and Kicking received around £2,000 through two separate cheque presentations made last week.

The family of Martin Sykes, a long-term charity member and massive James Bond fan, held a fund raising party themed around the super suave spy and the various villains he brought to justice, raising more than £1,500.

Martin, who regularly fundraises for the charity, said it was a fantastic event and hoped he could do more to help.

“I’m going to be the next James Bond,” he said at the presentation evening held at the Welcome Inn on Wednesday.

“And when I do, I’m going to donate even more money to Alive and Kicking.”

Martin’s charitable efforts were boosted by a further £300 donated by the Skegness Rotary Club as part of its community and vocational fundrasising scheme.

Rotary’s Carole Cameron said it was a pleasure to help such a worthy local cause.

“We chose Alive and Kicking because they are a real local charity and it does a fantastic job to get these people out and about enjoying life as they should,” she said.

Carole and fellow members Margaret Taylor and Tony Tye also attended the presentation night to hand over the cheque to the charity chairman and founding member Tina Mellors.

“These two generous donations will make the world of difference for our members and we would like to say a very big thank you to all involved,” said Tina.

“Alive and Kicking is reliant on donations such as these to help us stay afloat.

“The regular excursions and events we arrange ensure our members can enjoy an active social life, which for many would not be possible otherwise.”

The money donated will fund vital repairs to keep Alive and Kicking’s minibus on the road.