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Lincoln landmarks light up yellow for St Barnabas Hospice’s birthday

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Lincoln Castle and Doddington Hall will light up yellow on Thursday to help local charity St Barnabas Hospice celebrate its 38th birthday.

Other Lincolnshire landmarks, businesses and organisations will also be lighting up their buildings on June 11 to bring “a little sunshine into these uncertain times”.

Lincoln Cathedral will host a blessing to honour Saint Barnabas, the Hospice’s namesake, and all the staff, patients and families who have received care from the end of life care charity.

Doddington Hall lit up yellow. Photo: Doddington Hall & Gardens. Howell Thomas, Joe Price, Joe Jackson, Lincoln Drill Hall and Lincoln College.

People in Lincolnshire are also being encouraged to ‘Go Yellow’.

St Barnabas Hospice wants people to share their pictures and videos with them on social media using the hashtag #GoYellow.

The charity also wants more businesses to join in and any with lights that can turn yellow should email [email protected].

The St Barnabas Hospice marketing, shops, fundraising and lottery teams based at Cardinal Close, Lincoln, celebrate the Hospice’s birthday by going yellow.

The charity has made a list of yellow activities for all ages to get involved in, including dressing up, baking and making a window display – click here to view resources for activities and a list of yellow ideas.

There will also be a yellow-themed Wine and Wisdom Quiz. It will be hosted by Lincs FM presenter and Hospice supporter John Marshall on Facebook Live on Friday, June 12.

Anyone wishing to get involved and ‘Go Yellow’ should text SUNSHINE to 70660, which will donate £5 to the charity.

Staff get dressed up to raise awareness and funds for the Hospice’s 38th birthday.

Caroline Swindin, Fundraising Development Manager at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has already decided to get involved with our Go Yellow campaign.

Staff from St Barnabas’s Inpatient Unit in Lincoln celebrate the Hospice’s birthday.

Staff at Cardinal Close, Lincoln, go yellow to celebrate the charity’s 38th birthday.

“It will be wonderful to see Lincolnshire being turned yellow as the colour is so symbolic both for hospice care and for Lincolnshire residents.”