The Lincoln College Group hosted a lunch this week to officially present cheques to local charities as the College’s Pink Ribbon Campaign total reaches over £84,000.
College staff founded the Pink Ribbon initiative 13 years ago to raise money for Candles charity, following a staff member’s breast cancer diagnosis. Since then the campaign has grown to support many more local charities through a variety of fundraising activities including sponsored hikes and challenges and a regular staff lottery.
This year over £12,500 has been raised with cheques being presented to:
- Candles for £5,000
- Marie Curie for £2,000
- Children’s Bereavement Centre for £1,000
- British Polio Fellowship for £1,000
- Macmillan Merry Macs for £1,000
- Teenage Cancer Trust for £1,000
- Museum of RAF Firefighting for £340
- MS Therapy Centre for £500
- St Barnabas Hospice for £500
- Beaumond House Community Hospice for £200.
During the event, afternoon tea was prepared and served to guests by the catering students.
Andy Ollier, Chair of the Lincolnshire MS Therapy Centre said: “The donation is very much appreciated and will really help us.
“Fundraising and donations help us to continue helping those with MS and other neurological conditions by providing a variety of treatments in a friendly atmosphere at the centre”.
Rachel Wilson, Fundraising Manager from the Children’s Bereavement Centre added: “We were delighted to receive such a large donation from the Pink Ribbon Fund, it will make a huge difference to us here at the Children’s Bereavement Centre.
“The cost for eight sessions of one-to-one counselling support costs £200 so this donation could enable five children/young people to access the support they so desperately need at one of the most devastating times in their lives.”