A local hospice has been ‘completely overwhelmed’ after being named as one of two charities being supported by Lincoln City F.C. this year.
St Barnabas Hospice and Lincs2Nepal have been announced as the official charity partners of the club for 2018. The announcement will mean assistance with fundraising and events as well as a raised profile for the charities.
Caroline Swindin, Corporate Fundraiser for St Barnabas, said: “I am completely overwhelmed that we have managed to secure such a wonderful charity partnership with Lincoln City Football Club.
“This partnership means so much to us in terms of helping to raise our profile in the local community.”
The charities were chosen after a lengthy voting process by fans of the club who voted either on social media polls or by visiting the club’s ticket office and shop.
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for us during this process. The support we have received from individuals and local businesses has been outstanding”, said Mrs Swindin.
Over 12,000 people took part in the vote and a spokesperson for Lincoln City said the charity partners will now be given the ‘utmost priority.’
A spokesperson for the club said: “Club Charity Partners are given priority for fundraising support and profile awareness.
“Throughout the season, the Club is committed towards helping these charities at management level in order to assist with fundraising activities, all designated to raise the profile of the charity.”