A North Lincolnshire charity that grew from a small group of fundraising sponsors to become a specialist end of life service, supporting thousands of local families, is set to celebrate 30 years of care.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice & Healthcare is planning a whole host of activities and events to mark its three-decade milestone, and is inviting supporters of all ages to join in with the celebrations, which coincide with its biggest expansion project in over 20 years.
Lindsey Lodge Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “After five years of fundraising by the local community, our day care centre, now known as the Wellbeing Centre, was opened in 1992 by The Duchess of Norfolk.
“Ten years later, in 2002, Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip cut the ribbon
on our 10-bed Inpatient Unit. Here in 2022, we’re delighted to be opening six brand new beds, as well as piloting a 24/7 palliative care advice line, called ‘The Butterfly Line’, which really demonstrates how we’ve responded to the growing need for our specialist services over the years.”
The Burringham Road-based charity has launched a ‘Cheers for 30 years!’ campaign
, with an ambitious £300k target, which aims to encourage local people to get involved with the birthday celebrations and help raise the much needed funds required to run its services. To provide some inspiration, its Fundraising Team have published a ‘30 ways to support Lindsey Lodge guide’ on its website and social media channels.
There is also a family-friendly festival-style ‘Big Birthday Bash’ event on Saturday 18 June on Lindsey Lodge’s events field behind the Hospice building. It will feature a DJ and live music, dog show, children’s games, food and retail stalls, as well as a licensed beer tent.
Tickets are priced at £5 per adult and £2 per child, as well as a family ticket option for £10 (based on two adults and two children). The event starts at noon and will continue until 6pm. Tickets are limited in numbers and available now to purchase here
Karen added: “This event is a celebration of all we have achieved together, and a chance for us to celebrate 30 years of care, as well as saying a huge thank you to everyone – including former staff and volunteers - who has helped and supported us to deliver it.
“We hope people will get behind the ‘Cheers for 30 years!’ fundraising campaign, which will help to ensure we continue to develop and expand our services not just now, but for the next 30 years, and establish Lindsey Lodge as a specialist end of life provider across North Lincolnshire.”