This weekend Linkage’s journey as Lincoln City Football Club’s Charity of the Year officially kicks off.
A group of enthusiastic volunteers will be bucket collecting at the Lincoln City versus Tranmere Rovers match on Easter Monday. One of those volunteers will be lifelong Imps fan and Linkage client, Mikey.
Mikey has a number of medical conditions including Soto syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism. In 2018, he made a big jump towards independence when he moved out of his family home and into Linkage Residential Care in Lincoln. His mum describes the change as the hardest yet best progression.
Due to Mikey’s disabilities the change was carefully planned and facilitated. The Linkage Care team put in place a transition plan in the months leading up to the move, which meant that when Mikey started his own version of an independent chapter, he was not too overwhelmed and was able to settle. He now lives in a shared house with 1:1 staff and is looking forward to starting with Linkage Adult Skills in the near future.
He and his family are proud to be a part of the Linkage family. Mikey’s Mum says:
Mikey would not be thriving in his new life without the care and attention to detail Linkage have done to to make his life as happy as possible. He’s so pleased Linkage are club partners with Lincoln City. He’s a well-known face around Sincil Bank with players, staff and fans alike and actually nominated them, perhaps with a little help from me, when they asked for charity suggestions. Every penny raised counts to make Mikey and his Linkage friends’ smiles that bit wider.
A personal thank you from Mikey and I to Linkage and to Lincoln City FC for all the smiles.”
Thank you to all all of our volunteers. You are helping people like Mikey to live more independent lives.
You can make a difference by becoming a fundraising volunteer.