Lincoln Knights raise nearly £180,000 for Nomad Trust and arts fund

A total of £178,600 was raised for homeless charity The Nomad Trust and Lincoln’s new Art and Innovation fund last night, as sculptures from the Lincoln Knights Trail went under the hammer.

Knight of the Skies, which sold for the highest figure of the night at £15,000. Photo: Liam O’Dell.

The auction, which took place inside Lincoln Cathedral, saw all 36 knights sold after appearing across the city over the summer.

The trail was launched in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest. Over 70,000 people took part when the event ran from May 20 to September 3.

The highest-selling knight of the evening was Knight of the Skies, signed by Bomber Command veteran George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, which sold for £15,000.

Elsewhere, the Lincoln City Knight will return to the club’s home of Sincil Bank, after selling for £6,000.

Speaking at the auction, Ian Sackree, Chairman of The Nomad Trust, thanked everyone involved on the Knights Trail for ‘making it such a successful event’.

He said: “The funds raised tonight will go towards […] a new specialist day provision and enhanced emergency overnight accommodation.

“That, in turn, will make a significant positive impact on our city.”

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