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Following a Facebook appeal, Lindsey Lodge Hospice on Burringham Road was overwhelmingly voted as one of the Iron Forge pub and restaurant’s chosen charities, and staff are already planning a programme of fundraising activities for the coming months.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “We were delighted to be selected as a chosen charity by our new neighbours, and I’d like to thank them and everyone who voted for us for their support.”

Following a £ 3 million, three month refurbishment, the 300-seat restaurant and bar, which is owned by Staffordshire-based Marston’s Brewery, officially opened on Wednesday 25 July, offering a brand new dining experience for local families to enjoy.

Karen Griffiths added: “We’ve all been watching the refurbishment activities with great interest over the past few months, so it’s very exciting to finally see the transformation complete – and I must say nobody will be disappointed!”

Lindsey Lodge Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people with life limiting illnesses from North Lincolnshire. It is independent from the NHS, and receives only a small percentage of funding of its £3.3 million running costs, which means the remainder must be raised by donations and fundraising activities.

Iron Forge Assistant Manager Jenny Roe said: “It’s a great pleasure to be working with Lindsey Lodge, which plays such an important role in the local community, and holds a very special place in so many people’s hearts.

“As well as making donations at the bar, we’re hoping our customers will get involved in all the activities and events we hold to raise funds for the Hospice, as well as for our other chosen charity appeal to help raise the sum of £13,000 to buy a much-needed all-terrain wheel chair for local lad Jordan Rouse.”

For more information about Jordan’s appeal, please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/adellerouse1

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