Show me da Mané! Charity match raises money for local causes
The second annual charity game against our friends at the University of Lincoln earlier this year was a resounding success. It was a fiercely contested match with the University of Lincoln narrowly winning 4-3.
The real winners though were the two charities that Selenity and the University of Lincoln raised money for, the Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bikes Service (LEBBS) and the Children's Ward at Lincoln County Hospital. A total of £2000 was raised through the match and split equally between the two charities.
We recently popped down to the Children's Ward with representatives from the University and Lincoln City FC goalkeeper Paul Farman to present them with £1000 worth of toys, and last week Paul Bagwell, Chair/Fleet Manager at LEBBS came by Selenity HQ to accept a cheque for the other £1000.
Paul Bagwell, Chair/Fleet Manager at LEBBS commented "I would like to wholeheartedly thank Selenity for their continued support of Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bikes Service. Since our first operational run back in 2013 we have responded to over 1200 calls and travelled in excess of 45,000 miles, transporting urgent medical items for the benefit of NHS patients within Lincolnshire. We could not do this without kind donations such as yours.
Our latest initiative is to transport a ‘golden hour’ box of blood from Lincoln County Hospital to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) base at RAF Waddington on a daily basis. This blood can then be administered by the doctors and paramedics on board, potentially saving the lives of critically ill patients. Should the blood not be needed that particular day, then we collect it and return it to the hospital, where it is returned into stock, preventing any wastage of this valuable resource. LNAA is currently one of only nine Air Ambulances in the country that are able to do this."
Neil Everatt, CEO at Selenity added "The second charity football match between colleagues and our friends at the University of Lincoln has once again managed to raise some money to help the tremendous work that LEBBS and the Children's Ward do. The city of Lincoln has a fantastic community spirit and we love being able to play our part in supporting such inspiring local causes. We have a fantastic relationship with the University and hopefully next year’s match will prove just as successful. The match is only possible thanks to the support of our friends at Lincoln City FC who let us use their facilities."