Lincoln College raises £76k for charities

The Lincoln College Group has raised over £76,000 for local charities through its Pink Ribbon Campaign.

The internal initiative was set up in 2006 after a member of staff at the college was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The idea has continued to grow and cheques were recently handed over to Candles (£5,000), British Polio Fellowship (£2,000), Macmillan Merry Macs (£2,5000) and Lincoln British Heart Foundation charity shop (£2,500).

Managing Director for Lincoln College Group James Foster said: “We are hugely proud of the Pink Ribbon Campaign and the longstanding efforts of our staff to raise monies to support a wide range of local charities.

“It is fantastic to see the impact that the college’s donations are making to the lives of local people.”

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A cheque was presented to the Lincoln British Heart Foundation charity shop for £2,500.

Professor Eremin said on behalf of Candles: “Thank you to Lincoln College for their continued support, we are incredibly grateful to all those involved.

“Cancer remains a major problem with one in two of us having a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime, and although treatments are improving and our research is advancing, we have many challenges ahead.”

A cheque was presented to British Polio Fellowship for £2,000.

Mick Harper of British Polio Fellowship said: “The donation received today will help us provide wheelchair accessible transport to our members for our summer trip and in supporting our future fund raising events.”

A cheque was presented to Macmillan Merry Macs for £2,500.

Fiona Goldsby, Chair of Merry Macs of Lincoln, said: “Thank you Lincoln College from the bottom of my heart.

“This donation will go to people in Lincolnshire to support people in local communities, something I feel very passionately about.”

Anyone wishing to support any of these local charities can find information on their websites or by contacting Sarah Adams at Lincoln College on 01522 876000 (extension 6216).