Business network raises nearly £2k for two Lincoln charities

Two Lincoln charities have shared almost £2,000 from the first fundraising venture by the LN6 Business Network.

Learning disability charity, Linkage, and the Nomad Trust, which supports homeless people, were chosen as the beneficiaries of a quiz night held last month at The Showroom on Tritton Road.

Both organisations received cheques for £971 each, which were handed over at a Business Network meeting at Doddington Hall.

Some of the money donated to Linkage will go towards its £3.7 million Boultham Park restoration project in partnership with City of Lincoln Council, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People initiative.

In addition to the quiz, funds were also generated through an auction organised by Unique Auctions of Whisby Road, and a raffle.

Chris Trigg, Chairman of the LN6 Business Network, said: “This level of fundraising went beyond our expectations and we’re very proud to be supporting two great local causes in LN6.

“Linkage is investing heavily in this area of Lincoln with new services for people with learning disabilities and the Nomad Trust constantly needs help to support homeless people especially as the winter approaches.”