We are so, so proud to win the public vote to be Lincoln City Football Club’s Charity of the Year for 2019. The partnership will help us further our work in ensuring that people with learning disabilities receive the support they need to get the opportunities and choice to achieve their aspirations.
Valerie Waby, CEO of Linkage said:
“Linkage has been doing amazing things for people with learning disabilities across Lincolnshire for 43 years. However, beyond the learning disability community we’re not hugely well known. And like most charities we are not blessed with huge financial resources. This partnership with Lincoln City FC will make a massive difference to us. It’ll help us build our supporter base and raise money. We are rightly proud of what we do, but we need more people to know just how amazing Linkage is, and the difference that we make to the lives of those with learning disabilities. Thank you to every single person who voted for us.”
With over 3,000 votes Linkage claims the top spot as one of two Charity Partners for the 2019/20 season. We are sharing the opportunity with Sophie’s Journey, a charity providing holidays for children with cancer. Many of our staff hold a special place in their hearts for Sophie’s Journey so it’s fantastic they will benefit too.
As Lincoln City Charity Club Partners, Linkage will receive priority for fundraising support and profile awareness. The Club will also assist us with fundraising activities, including match day bucket collections.
A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who voted for us and made this possible. YOU ARE BRILLIANT!