Linkage Community Trust, a local learning disability charity, has been chosen by the public to become Lincoln City Football Club’s Charity of the Year for 2019. The partnership with Lincoln City FC will help Linkage further its work in ensuring that people with learning disabilities receive the support they need to get the opportunities and choice to achieve their aspirations.
The charity, which provides a range of services aimed at adults with learning disabilities across Lincolnshire including specialist education, care, day services, employment and support services, secured over 3,000 votes to come out on top as one of two Charity Partners for the 2019/20 season.
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, helping 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.”
As Lincoln City Charity Club Partners, Linkage will receive priority for fundraising support and profile awareness. The Club will also assist the charity with fundraising activities, including match day bucket collections.