With the British Cycling National Road Championships coming to Lincolnshire in June 2015, the Chamber felt that Active Lincolnshire was an ideal choice for Charity of the Year as an integral non-profit organisation which delivers sport and health projects, events and activities to communities across the county.
Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting Active Lincolnshire. The Chamber is supportive of initiatives which enhance the wellbeing of people living in Lincolnshire such as this one. Active Lincolnshire’s main aim is to increase participation in sport and physical activity across the county and in turn, these activities enrich the lives of local people and develop the skills of individuals.’
The Chamber introduced a Charity of the Year to ensure that fundraising events reap the best rewards for the chosen organisation. A whole host of events to raise funds for Active Lincolnshire will take place throughout 2015, which will include an Annual Charity Banquet as well as a Golf Day, taking place in October.
Janet Inman, Chief Executive at Active Lincolnshire, added: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the Lincolnshire Chamber’s Charity of the Year and we are really looking forward to working together on a number of exciting projects throughout 2015. Sport and activity play an integral role in public health and we are delighted that the Chamber are supporting us and our partners in trying to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of people in Lincolnshire.”