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Iron raise funds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice

25 April 2022

Following a series of fundraisers, Scunthorpe United is delighted to announce that a total of £1,807.50 has been raised for Lindsey Lodge Hospice over the last few months.

Easter Monday’s home league encounter against Stevenage saw the local charity in attendance at the Sands Venue Stadium. Representatives from the care provider held a bucket collection prior to the game around the stadium, raising £237.62 on the day from both Iron and Boro supporters, with a massive thank you extended to all those who were able to make a contribution.

Furthermore, the club also had a bucket on entrance to the car park for Lincolnshire FA’s County Senior Trophy Final tie between Winterton Rangers and Brigg Town CIC on Wednesday, raising a further £269.88 to their funding streams.

Lindsey Lodge were also in receipt of £1,000 from the club too, the side’s distribution from the FA’s Community Shield money which is circulated to all football clubs. Club staff Adam Grice and James Moody presented this to the four representatives present on the day from the hospice, with the duo also raising in excess of £300 for the charity back in January after completing their Jog On January initiative.

Lindsey Lodge Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “We are delighted to be receiving such a significant sum of money, which will go directly towards caring for North Lincolnshire patients and their families.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to Scunthorpe United for supporting Lindsey Lodge and to the Football Association for making the funding possible – it’s a great example of a local club supporting a local charity and we are extremely grateful.”

ABOUT LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE…

Lindsey Lodge Hospice provides care for adults with life limiting illnesses and aims to provide specialist palliative care for day and inpatients to the highest standard, consisting of symptom management, emotional support and end of life care.

They provide a wide range of services including symptom management, physiotherapy and a lymphedema service, as well as complimentary therapy, nursing and practical care, emergency care, end of life care along with bereavement and family support services.

The care they provide is free of charge to patients and their families but not free to provide. As a charity, they rely heavily on the generosity of local people and organisations to raise just over £3.7 million each year to run Lindsey Lodge Hospice. Although Lindsey Lodge does get some public funding, the majority of the running costs have to be raised from donations and fundraising by the local community - businesses, groups and individuals. Legacies are also a major source of income.

You can support Lindsey Lodge Hospice in many different ways such as donating, attending events, or volunteering. Find out more here.


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