Tractor parade makes noise for St Barnabas’ birthday

St Barnabas Hospice rounded off its birthday celebrations with a convoy of vehicles from Lincolnshire Showground parading down the streets of Lincoln.

The charity celebrated its 38th birthday on Thursday, June 11, with landmarks across Lincoln lighting up in the yellow colours of the hospice.

Doddington Hall lit up yellow in celebration of St Barnabas Hospice’s 38th birthday. Photo: Doddington Hall & Gardens. Howell Thomas, Joe Price, Joe Jackson, Lincoln Drill Hall and Lincoln College.

The staff at Lincolnshire Showground also decided to lead a group of vehicles through the city, flashing lights and beeping horns in support of St Barnabas.

Amelia Chambers, marketing and communications manager at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “We wanted to give the people of Lincolnshire a reason to celebrate during such difficult times.

“I am proud to say we achieved that with a little help from our friends!

“We are so proud of our local communities for everything they do to support the hospice, and the efforts supporters go to for charities close to their hearts is truly remarkable.”

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Showground said: “We are so grateful to long standing supporters of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and Steward of the Lincolnshire Show Charles Anyan, and The Witham Group for organising the vehicles who took part.

“We hope the parade brought some joy to the residents, nurses and volunteers of St Barnabas Hospice as they celebrated their birthday.”

The day was celebrated with the #GoYellow hashtag, which encouraged people across the county to sport the charity’s colours.

St Barnabas Hospice will be appearing at the virtual Lincolnshire Show on June 24, working as the event’s charity partner.

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