I’ve been so pushed over the last few weeks that I’ve omitted to promote two hugely important events coming up with Imps’ connections raising money for good causes.
I could give you sob stories about being too busy, but it’s to the site’s detriment that I haven’t promoted these two events much earlier than now. Still, they say ‘better late than never’ and if you’ve not seen the promotional stuff around these then please taken the time to have a read and see what is going on.
First up is a sponsored climb in aid of visually impaired Lincoln City supporters. A group of fans, including some of our SLO team, are planning to Climb Snowden in the dark. They’re going to be leaving base camp at two in the morning, aiming to be at the summit to see the sunrise at five.
Their crowdfunding page claims it is ‘something that is totally out of everyone’s comfort zone’ but ‘will be challenging but something we are all massively excited about’. Quite rightly so; climbing Snowden at any time of the day can be challenging and this will be a real test of endurance.
They’re hoping to raise £4,000 to help fund specialist audio equipment to enhance the matchday experience for fans at Sincil Bank, a thoroughly worthy cause. If you’d like to offer them some support, their crowdfunding page can be found here.
Next up is the annual Peter Burr Memorial Cup, a game between Gary Burr’s British Heart Foundation FC and the Lincoln City Former Players Association. This always promises to be an eventful evening of football and is naturally raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
The game takes place on 17th April 2020, kicking off at 7.30 pm at Ashby Avenue, the home of Lincoln Utd. 14 former Imps’ players have already confirmed they’ll play in the game, which raised £3000 last year. There’s even a rumour that Andy Pearson, long time friend of the blog, will be back as the referee after he apparently hurt himself at the game last year, although he didn’t make much of it so it might have been easy to miss.
All joking aside, both events are for tremendous causes and deserve whatever support we can give to make them a success for the committed and hard-working people driving them behind the scenes.