Review of the Year Part Ten: Readers get behind our shoebox appeal

Olympic Pistol Shooter Georgina Geikie (Gorgs) gives some advice to this year eight group at De Aston School EMN-141219-114827001
Olympic Pistol Shooter Georgina Geikie (Gorgs) gives some advice to this year eight group at De Aston School EMN-141219-114827001

October saw the launch of our Rotary Shoebox Appeal and our readers were again very generous, filling boxes full of gifts for some of Europe’s poorest children.

Rasen Mail readers helped to collect 2,000 shoeboxes along with our sister titles which were shipped to some of Eastern Europe’s poorest children for Christmas.

Tragedy struck in Caistor when 81-year-old Jennifer Robinson was killed in a freak low speed crash outside her home in the town’s Coach House Court.

There was sad news too in Market Rasen where popular Claudia Burkhill lost her battle with cancer.

UKIP named John Saxon as the party’s candidate to stand against Sir Edward Leigh MP in May’s General Election and De Aston School won praise for its boarding school.

Campaigners were celebrating in Caistor and South Kelsey after two planning applications for wind turbines were rejected by West Lindsey District Council.

Immigration officers raided Capri Pizza in Market Rasen and found an illegal Egyptian working for just £4 per hour and the Rasen Mail revealed Aldi was looking at potential sites in Market Rasen where it could construct a new supermarket.

And Sir Edward Leigh MP spoke out and blamed the British Government for the rise and the actions of ISIS in the Middle East.

He also attacked his own Government’s defence cuts which he said were hampering Britain’s response.

Plus, events were held across the county to celebrate Lincolnshire Day on October 1.