“Please give generously” is the message from local independent charity Lindsey Lodge Hospice, as they attend our Easter Monday clash against Stevenage.
Needing around £4 million to operate each year, the hospice relies heavily on any support they can muster. As a charity local to the Iron, the club are delighted to be donating their distribution of the monies from the FA Community Shield to Lindsey Lodge.
Ahead of kick-off on Monday, representatives from the Burringham Road-based hospice will be in attendance to accept the contribution of £1,000.
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.