Charitable celebrations at the Great Australian Breakfast

A charity event will take place on January 29 to celebrate Australia Day (January 26) and to mark Lincoln’s twinning relationship with Port Lincoln in Australia.

Some £70,000 has been raised for charity by the Great Australian Breakfast over the last 20 years, which runs on Sunday from 8:30am to 12:30pm at The Lawn.

Entertainment is being provided by the City of Lincoln Band, starting the day off with a rendition of the Australian national anthem, followed by the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Concert Band from 10am and from 11am folk group Ploughman’s Bunch.

A full English breakfast will be served at the event with food and refreshments donated by local businesses including: Mouchel, AT Events, AW Curtis and Son, Noble Foods, Brake Brothers, Cooke-Connell, R and J Leisure and Poundland.

Proceeds are split between local charities and the Mayor of Lincoln’s chosen charity, Lincoln Women’s Aid.

Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Kathleen Brothwell, said: “I am very much looking forward to the Great Australian Breakfast, the event brings people together, it’s always good fun, and I hope Lincoln people come out in force to support it once more, raising much needed funds for local and national charities.”

Tickets for the Great Australian Breakfast 2012 cost £4 for adults and £2.50 for children but are free for Australian passport holders.