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Lincoln Business Club elects new chairman

Mixing business and charity: Lincoln Business Club members have voted in a new Chairman, a solicitor from Lincoln.

Richard Hare from Lincoln Business club presents Nicky Elliot from the British Heart Foundation with a £150 cheque

Lincoln Business Club members have voted in a new Chairman, electing a Lincolnshire solicitor at their annual meeting.

Richard Hare, from McKinnell’s Solicitors on West Parade in Lincoln, takes over from John Cawdell of Trent Valley Academy, who had been Acting Chairman since April last year.

Hare settled into the role with his first task to present two cheques for £150 each to local cancer charity Candles and the British Heart Foundation.

Founder of Candles, Pam Connock, collected the cheque expressing how important donations from organisations like Lincoln Business Club are for the charity.

Connock said: “Despite the fact we are a small local charity so far we’ve managed to raise £660,000 which has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the people in this county.”

Nicky Elliot from the British Heart Foundation said the charity is very grateful for the money:

“Donations like this are so important to our life-saving research. I really appreciate the support of the business club members and so does the British Heart Foundation,” said Elliot.

Raising money for charitable causes has been one of the main aims of the Lincoln Business Club since it was founded in 2004 and they have managed to help other charities such as the Nomad Trust and the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.

The next Lincoln Business Club meeting will be held on Friday, August 26, at Lincoln City Football Club at 7am. Anyone interested in becoming a member can do so for free by registering on the Lincoln Business Club website.

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