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Local groups we've supported

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Since the Community Champions scheme launched in 2013, we’ve helped a wide range of local groups and charities to make life better in their communities.

Check out how some more of the local groups you've supported have benefited from the funding...

Monks Abbey Primary School in the centre of Lincoln will use the funding to provide and improve the valued services the school offers to their students. From offering quiet areas at lunchtimes to learning materials, our donations are helping them to continually grow the services they are able to provide.

Watch the video below to hear the full story.

Dave and Ivan from the Lincoln branch of The Fire Fighters Charity have shared with us how our Community Champion scheme has helped them as a charity and as individuals.

Ivan was involved in a bad accident leaving him unable to walk, but with the help and support of the charity he's now back working as a fully operational firefighter serving our communities.

Hear the full story below.

Alford Primary School used our donation to create a mud hut and kitchen for the children to enjoy!

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St John's Ambulance in Lincolnshire received funding through our Community Champions scheme during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The money raised through the scheme has allowed them to continue to train their volunteers online and provide support to the NHS through patient transport services, support in emergency departments and Blood Transfusion services.

The support will allow them to continue to support our communities' resilience services, saving lives.

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Sleaford Beekeepers were a local group helped through the Community Champions scheme in Spring 2020. They are a district within the Lincolnshire Beekeepers’ Association, which is the county association “covered by the umbrella” of the British Beekeepers’ Association.

The money they received through the scheme will be used towards the purchasing of a new shed for their apiary site, after this has been discussed with their members.

This will allow them to store their equipment and more importantly their training aids allowing them to engage with the community not just their members.

White Heather is a bereavement support group in Morton, Bourne and was set up nearly eight years ago.

With the help of the fundraising through the Community Champions scheme they have been able to experience a range of activities as a group.

They were able to pay for a demonstrator to show them how to make felt Poinsettias, for last Christmas, they all made one including the men.

They've had a chiropodist visit the group. They were able to enjoy a Christmas meal at their local pub last year. And they also held a New Years Eve party in their local chapel too.

They used some of the donation towards buying fresh flowers so the group were able to have a flower arranging class - and yes everyone made one of these too!

Two of the lovely ladies in the group recently celebrated their 90th and 95th birthday's and they were able to celebrate with cake and flowers.

They're looking forward to using the remaining funds to celebrate in the New Year when we can all get back together again.

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How do I become a Community Champion?

Find out all the latest information, how to apply and more on this page here.

Has your group benefited from our Community Champions scheme?

We'd love to know how the donations have helped your local good causes. Send an email to digital@lincolnshire.coop with details of how the money raised has helped and any pictures you may have. We'd love to feature your stories on our website and social media channels.

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