December 15, 2011 1.47 pm This story is over 147 months old

County Council fundraise with charity kick off

Kick about: Senior members of the council will be playing football to raise money for charity next week.

Lincolnshire County Council staff will play a game of football next week in order to raise money for local charities this Christmas.

The charities receiving the proceeds from the match are Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and the Skegness branch of the RNLI — they are both council Chairman Councillor Neil Cooper’s 2011-2012 charities.

Councillors, officers and directors will be playing in the match, and feature figures such as Lincoln North Councillor Alistair Williams and the Director for Children’s and Adult’s Services Peter Duxbury.

The match starts at 6.20pm on December 21 at Lincoln Moorlands Football Club, just off Newark Road, and members of the public are invited to watch.

Strategic Communications Officer at the council Jonathan Fitzgerald said: “What started out as a friendly internal game at the county council has turned into a brilliant festive opportunity to raise some money for very worthy causes at this time of year.

“It’s also a rare chance to see some senior council officials running around in shorts in what could be a less-than-tropical evening!

“However, spectators will have plenty to keep them warm and in the yuletide mood, including sheltered seating, hot drinks and a raffle with some very generous prizes. Everyone is welcome at the event to show their support for the charities.

“We’re very grateful to Lincoln Moorland Railway for letting us use the pitch and facilities.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: The Ball Is Square