Lincoln City FC players kick off Harvest donation for homeless

A Harvest collection for homeless people in the city has begun, with players from Lincoln City FC some of the first to donate supplies to the appeal.

First team squad members Conner Robinson, Kegan Everington, Alex Simmons and Aidan Grant visited the collection point at Waterside Shopping Centre to donate two boxes of breakfast cereal, and were joined by volunteers and employees from Framework.

Mandi Pusey with Lincoln City FC striker Conner Robinson. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Mandi Pusey with Lincoln City FC striker Conner Robinson. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

One of those at the event was Mandi Pusey, a former alcoholic who lived on the streets of Lincoln for seven years before receiving help from Framework.

She said: “I’ve still got people who I know are on the streets and even the smallest things like a comb can make their day easier so as many donations as possible would be most welcome.

“I volunteer for Framework and the help they have given me 24 hours a day, seven days a week has been great. This time last year I was living on a doorway so it’s been quite a transformation for me.

“Hopefully, people will know where the collection point is now and give as much as they can.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Imps’ goalkeeper Aidan Grant added: “We’ve donated the boxes to charities that the club supports to help in the local community.

“We’re more than happy to give back to the community and make as much of a difference as we can.”

People can donate a range of non-perishable foodstuffs such as pasta and rice, tinned fruit and vegetables, toiletries, and everyday household goods such as tea towels, cleaning wipes and light bulbs.

For more information, email fundraising@frameworkha.org or call 0115 970 9561.