Business Club Fees Fund Charitable Causes

Lincoln Business Club has been helping to put a smile on the faces of children and adults with disabilities in Lincoln after donating £400 to KIDS Strut and the Pelican Trust.

A cheque for £200 was presented to representatives from each charity by club Chairman Richard Hare during the monthly networking meeting at Lincoln City Football Club on Sincil Bank on 27th January.

The two local organisations were nominated by Lincoln Business Club members to receive the cheques.

KIDS Strut is a Lincolnshire-based disabled children's charity that provides play and leisure services to disabled children and young people in and around the county.

“We are incredibly thankful to the Lincoln Business Club for its generosity,” said KIDS Strut representative Andrea Willoughby, who received the £200 cheque on behalf of the charity.

Andrea added: “Donations such as this allow us to continue offering our services to local families by helping children and young people with disabilities enjoy valuable fun and friendship through our activities.”

Chief Executive Officer Stacey Gillott accepted the cheque for the Pelican Trust, an organisation that provides meaningful work experience and on-the-job training, job-seeking skills and guidance to adults with disabilities or the long-term unemployed in Lincolnshire.

Stacey said: “The Pelican Trust is extremely pleased to be nominated as one of Lincoln Business Club’s chosen charities. As one of the city’s oldest independent charities, we are grateful for any donation and the opportunity to network to attract new customers to use our commercial departments, as many of the LBC members already do.

“The club’s donation will be used towards our annual summer outing when we take our learners out for the day to say thank you for all their hard work. These days out are a great opportunity to have fun and socially mix with our learners.”

Lincoln Business Club is a not-for-profit, voluntary organisation that provides networking opportunities for the city’s business community and currently has over 600 members.

The club has been running since 2003 and was founded by local business people who decided that Lincoln needed an inexpensive and relaxed forum for local business people to meet. The majority of members’ entrance and sponsorships fees are donated to good causes, such as KIDS Strut and Pelican Trust.

Club Chairman Richard Hare said: “It’s very important that we, as a club and as business people, are able to give our support to local charities.

“We plan to continue to give back to the community during 2012 by raising and donating more funds to other local worthy causes, like KIDS Strut and Pelican Trust, throughout the year.”

Lincoln Business Club meets at Lincoln City Football Club on the last Friday of every month at 7am. The next meeting is Friday 24th February and costs £3 which includes free tea and coffee.

For more information about the club please visit www.lincolnbusinessclub.co.uk.

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