Volunteer or Rummage for our New Charity Shops

          Linkage has opened its first charity shop at the Birchwood Centre in Lincoln. Can you help? Do you have spare time to volunteer? We are looking for volunteer laundry assistants, stockroom assistants, drivers, shop assistants and market assistants. Gain work experience, work skills, references, build your portfolio and meet new people. Currently based in either Lincoln […]

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Golf Bonus for Boultham Park

The inaugural Philip Barnatt Charity Golf Day & Auction, which was held at Blankney earlier this month, has raised £3,121.90 for Linkage and the Boultham Park Capital Appeal. Thanks to everyone who took part, especially JCH Investments Ltd and Saul Fairholm who sponsored the event and to Graham Bradley and his team at Blankney Golf Club, for their tremendous help. […]

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Lincolnshire Charity in Appeal for Volunteers

Linkage is appealing for volunteers and for donations of items for its new chain of shops. The charity, which operates services for hundreds of people with learning difficulties across Greater Lincolnshire, is preparing to open a network of charity shops, starting this year, to raise important revenue and provide a shop window for the charity’s own product range including crafts. Linkage, […]

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Linkage Graduation with Song and Dance

Mimi and yearbook

Just over 40 students  have said their farewells at an entertaining  2016 Linkage College Graduation ceremony, which also featured a new Principal, Learner Awards and a staff “flashmob”. Grimsby Minster was the venue for the biggest day of the year for the specialist further education college, which was celebrating the 40th anniversary of the learning disability charity, Linkage. Newly-appointed Principal, […]

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Cafe wins Bloom Award Again

Linkage Green's new feature, a ferris wheel planter.

Linkage Green Cafe at Mablethorpe has again picked up glory in the In Bloom Competition. The grounds of the Cafe on Stanley Avenue, on the edge of the town centre, have been named the best commercial premises in Mablethorpe. The extensive gardens and bowling green are tended by Linkage Adult Skills Instructor, Ian Patrick, and his team and the new […]

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New Name Announced to Run Linkage College

The learning disability charity, Linkage, has appointed Martin Shelton as the new Principal of its further education operation in Greater Lincolnshire. Martin takes charge of Linkage College, which has campuses on Weelsby Road in Grimsby and at Toynton All Saints near Spilsby, after a few months as its interim Principal. His move, after more than 20 years at North Warwickshire […]

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Video Story – Linkage in National Campaign over Inequality

Banner - Jack and Phil

Linkage College students and staff have played their part in a national campaign against education inequality. More than 100 young people from across the country, including students from Lincolnshire, took part in the latest initiative of the A Right Not a Fight campaign, a Westminster demonstration which was spearheaded by the Association of National Specialist Colleges (NATSPEC). The group featured […]

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Bateman Awards 2016

Charlotte Hampson - individual

A Rotary club which has helped raise thousands for Linkage, a pub which has laid on Christmas celebrations for Linkage for more than 15 years and a care manager who has been described as the “diamond of Linkage” have been named among the winners at the charity’s annual awards ceremony for 2016. The ninth annual Bateman Awards were held at […]

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Musical Extravaganza – Gallery


An audience of more than 350 people enjoyed Linkage’s 40th anniversary Musical Extravaganza. The entertainment included Horncastle Ukelele Group, Banovallum Brass Band, Abba*Salute and The Biz Theatre School, performing with Linkage clients and students. The event took place at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness, and the proceeds will support Linkage’s work with people with learning disabilities.

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Golf Double Helps Linkage


Some 57 teams of golfers supported Linkage in two tournaments, raising thousands of pounds for the charity. There was the annual Diable Golf Day at Cleethorpes, a staple in the calendar for Linkage College, whilst the first event to be organised by Linkage corporately took place at Blankney near Lincoln, in aid of the Lottery-backed Boultham Park Restoration Project. The […]

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