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Pink Ribbon Campaign nears £100,000 milestone

April 22 2022

Funding totalling £8,000 was presented to local charities today (Friday) bringing the total raised as part of Lincoln College’s Pink Ribbon Campaign to nearly £100,000.

Cheques for £1,000 were presented to eight charities, bringing the campaign’s total to an amazing £92,000.

The donations were presented to: Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance; British Polio Fellowship, Lincolnshire; St Barnabas; MacMillan; Marie Curie; British Heart Foundation; Children’s Bereavement Centre, Newark; and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Lincoln College’s Pink Ribbon Campaign was started in 2006 after a member of staff was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, money has been raised internally by staff organising a number of fundraising events and activities including producing a college calendar; holding Pink Ribbon Balls and Race Nights; a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, taking part in annual sponsored walks and much more.

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, one of the charities presented with a cheque, thanked everyone involved in raising the funds.

Karen Carter, the charity's fundraising manager, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who supported and donated to the Pink Ribbon Campaign and would like to thank Lincoln College for choosing to support us. 

“We don’t receive any government funding and we’re not part of the NHS so we rely purely on public donations for our day to day operations. This generous donation will help our doctors and paramedics be by the side of patients when they need them the most.”

Lauren Alexander, Marie Curie senior community fundraiser for Lincolnshire, said: “The Pink Ribbon Campaign fundraising efforts are just incredible – the donation will fund a further 50 hours of nursing care within the county during the middle of the night for a family to be able to stay close to their loved ones. Thank you from the whole Marie Curie Family.”

Fundraising Manager for the Children’s Bereavement Centre, Rachel Wilson, said: “On behalf of all the team at the Children’s Bereavement Centre and the families we support, a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in this amazing scheme and for your continued support. Giving is not about making a donation, it’s about making a difference. Thank you for helping us make a difference to the children and young people we support.”

Mark Locking, Principal and CEO, The Lincoln College Group, said: “Our Pink Ribbon Campaign is an amazing initiative and something we are hugely proud of. The money raised is down to the efforts of our staff who work hard each year to continue to build on the campaign's success.

“It's great to hear how the money raised goes on to help local people through the amazing work of our local charities.”