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St Barnabas announced as Charity of the Year 03 Feb

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, based at the Lincolnshire Showground, has announced St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice as its Charity of the Year for 2020.

The Society, a registered charity itself, works with a local organisation each year to support them in raising awareness of the important work they do.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is a local, highly regarded charity that touches the lives of many across Lincolnshire. They provide specialist care and support, including end of life care to adults living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. The dedicated, professionally trained nursing staff along with the help of a large team of support staff and volunteers offers everyone in our community the chance to receive the very best care available.

St Barnabas' hospice services are available to every family in Lincolnshire - wherever you are, there’s a St Barnabas nursing team working in your area, supporting people in your community. The reality is none of us know when we may need the care and support the Hospice offers.

Last year, the charity cared and supported over 10,500 people across the county. The diverse range of care they offer is free of charge to the patients they care for and their families and carers. To continue to do all this costs over £11.9 a year, of which £5.5 million is raised through their Fundraising, Retail and Lottery teams.

On sharing the news, Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground said, "We're delighted to be partnering with St Barnabas as our Charity of the Year 2020. We feel that its important - even as a charity ourselves - to give something back, especially to a cause so local to us. We will be working with the team at St Barnabas throughout the year to promote the work they do at our events and more, and hope that this support enables them to help even more people across Lincolnshire when they need it the most."

Caroline Swindin, Fundraising Development Manager at St Barnabas Hospice added, "It is fantastic to hear that the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society has chosen St Barnabas as their charity partner for 2020 and we can’t wait to work more closely together. We have some exciting plans for this year’s Lincolnshire Show, which we hope to have a big presence at. As we care for and support so many people across Lincolnshire, including rural areas, this partnership is a perfect match. Alongside the Agricultural Society, we will try to reach out to more people across the county both to offer our support and to engage them in raising the profile of the Hospice. Our sincere thanks to all at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society for choosing St Barnabas and helping to make a difference.

For more information on St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, please visit their website.

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