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Linkage Green Wins Again for Great Garden

Linkage Green Award

Staff and clients at Linkage Green Café in Mablethorpe are celebrating a second year of green-fingered success in the In Bloom competition. The colourful masterpiece at Stanley Avenue has been developed through thousands of plants grown by nursery staff at Scremby Grange near Spilsby and the Adult Skills clients who work at Linkage Green.These have been combined with two wooden […]

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Is it a Bird or a Plane? Caroline winged it for Boultham Park

A Lincoln Council officer has reached new heights to help a five-year restoration project at one of Lincoln’s most popular parks. Community Services Manager Caroline Bird spread her wings at Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire, on Sunday, August 2 in aid of the Boultham Park Restoration Project – a joint venture between the Council and Linkage and raised hundreds of pounds. She said: […]

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Linkage League Fixture Secretary Honoured by Disability Football Clubs

Matthew Robinson (centre) with Lee (left) and Scott Hoggarth

One of the backroom team involved with organising a disability football league in the county has been honoured for his work. Matthew Robinson, the fixture secretary of the Linkage Ability Counts League which is organised by the Lincolnshire Football Association, was presented with the Nigel Hoggarth Award for contribution to disability football by clubs from across the county. Matthew, the […]

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Linkage ArtBeat Exhibition opens at Lincoln

The winning entries from the first art and photography competition in Lincolnshire for students with special educational needs have gone on display in Lincoln. The Linkage ArtBeat Competition was launched in the autumn of 2014 to encourage creativity among students at both special schools and in mainstream education. Dozens of entries were received by the learning disability charity, Linkage Community […]

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Linkage College Celebrates a Year of Achievement at 2015 Graduation

Graduates of 2015

Linkage College has said a very fond farewell to 37 students who graduated this summer. The annual graduation ceremony at Grimsby Minster on Tuesday 14th July also saw learners from both the Grimsby and Toynton All Saints (Spilsby) campuses receive awards for their personal achievements. Students from as far afield as Essex, London, Derbyshire and North Yorkshire were among this […]

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Video Update – Lincoln Flume Makes a Big Splash for Charity

Splashing in the Flume

It was a 12-hour day at the Lincoln Flume, as an army of people from Linkage, the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia and other organisations came together to transform Flaxengate, writes Tony Barker. From 7am, work started on lining up dozens of straw bales along the route. They needed to be securely wrapped in heavy-duty plastic, then  lengths of pondliner […]

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Linkage Salutes Bateman Award-winners 2015

Karl Crawford

A lecturer whose combination of motorbikes and Functional Skills inspired students and has brought a total of 12 awards to Linkage College has himself been recognised for his achievement. Karl Crawford was presented with the Chairman’s Award at the sixth annual Bateman Awards held by the learning disability charity, Linkage Community Trust, at Grimsby Minster on Friday night. Karl brought […]

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Batemans raise over £10,000 in “Big Week” for Linkage

Jaclyn Bateman and Ges Roulstone

More than £10,690 has been raised for Linkage  by Batemans, the family brewer based in Lincolnshire, following its first-ever ‘Big Week’ of activities across its 60 pubs. Throughout the first Batemans ‘Big Week’ in May, events were held at the brewery and at individual pubs, with everyone from the accounts team to landlords becoming involved. Activities ranged from darts competitions […]

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Linkage Sets a Wheelchair Challenge

A group of people with learning disabilities will try out life in a wheelchair in a special fundraising event in Cleethorpes this weekend (Sunday 12th July, 12 noon). Clients and staff at Linkage@Quayside, the adult skills service run by Linkage Community Trust on King Edward Street, Grimsby, decided on the challenge of a five-kilometre wheelchair journey along Cleethorpes seafront after […]

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Linkage student wins young people’s environment award

Dan Auton and his award

Grimsby-based student Dan Auton has won a new award for his work in the environment. Dan (21) from Richmond in North Yorkshire, a residential student at Linkage College on Weelsby Road, was named the winner in the Green Community category of the inaugural Viking FM Future Stars Awards, presented at the Oaklands Hall Hotel in Laceby, near Grimsby. The category […]

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