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Imps support Marie Curie week

Lincoln City Football Club will be standing alongside other 71 Football League clubs next week to promote Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Running from March 7 to 14, the clubs will show their support for the Football League’s Official Charity Partner of the 2010/11 season, which provides free care to terminally ill cancer patients in their own homes.

Lincoln City Manager Steve Tilson said: “It’s a great charity to be supporting and we’re pleased to be able to lend our support to the cause.”

Tilson (pictured centre), along with other league managers, will be wearing the Marie Curie Cancer Care daffodil pin during the dedicated home game and interview.

As well as a match day collection being planned, City supporters need to keep their eyes out for a special competition which will be announced in relation to the game on the March 12.

Marketing Manager, Rob Noble, said; “After raising over £3,000 for last year’s charity of the year we are hoping to better that.”

Founded in 1948, Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities and was selected as the official charity for the 2010/11 season via an online poll last year.

The charity employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals and cared for more than 31,000 terminally ill patients last year.

Catherine LeRoy, Marie Curie Nurse, said: “The generosity of everyone involved will last long after the final whistle has gone.

“I want to thank everyone who has played a part for ensuring that nurses like me can continue to provide free care to people at home in each of the 72 Football League communities.”

Fans not attending the match on March 12 can make a donation by texting LINCOLNCITY to 70300. Each text will cost £3 plus your standard network charge and Marie Curie Cancer Care will receive at least £2.67 from each donation.

Source: Lincoln City FC