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Golf Double Helps Linkage

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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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Lincoln Flume 2016 Cancelled

The organisers of the 2016 Lincoln Flume have cancelled the event because of poor ticket sales. The second annual event, to have taken place on Sunday 17th July on Steep Hill, was being planned by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia to raise money for Linkage’s Boultham Park Restoration Project and LIVES, the Lincolnshire first responders. In a statement published […]

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Boultham Park Project Given Final Go-Ahead

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A multi-million pound regeneration of Lincoln’s Boultham Park by a partnership of the learning disability charity, Linkage, and City of Lincoln Council has been given the go-ahead. Work will start in the next few weeks on a restoration and building programme at the 50-acre park after the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund agreed changes to the £4 million […]

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Linkage Triumphs Again in Youth Bike Competition

Linkage’s latest custom-built motorbike has again won a haul of trophies in a national competition. Rust Rat, designed and created as part of Functional Skills lessons by students at the Linkage College Toynton Campus, returned from the National Youthbike Competition in Lincolnshire with six pieces of silverware, bringing the total to 18 over the last three years. In 2016, they […]

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Bus and Bike Represent Linkage at Lincolnshire Show

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A £375,000 Lottery-funded project to give easy access to sensory equipment to people of all ages in Greater Lincolnshire will be launched at the county’s flagship summer event by the charity, Linkage. The Linkage Sensory Project, featuring a purple single-decker bus, will take centre stage at Stand 7-09 at the Lincolnshire Show. Not only will the touring bus be part […]

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Linkage News – Issue 58 (Summer 2016)

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In this packed edition of stories from Lincolnshire’s learning disability charity: Our cover story unveils the Linkage Sensory Library bus which will hit the road in 2016 across Greater Lincolnshire; Find out about our latest activities for Linkage’s 40th anniversary; See the winning work from the hugely-successful ArtBeat Competition; and there are two double-page spreads of fundraising and sports stories. […]

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Linkage-sponsored League 2016 Football Winners Announced

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Gainsborough-based Midtown FC have been crowned the top side in Lincolnshire’s disability football league after sealing an unbeaten run at the end of the season. The Lincolnshire Ability Counts League, sponsored by Linkage for a third year, saw an invincible Midtown win the Championship, with Grimsby Town Disabilities 2nd Team clinching the League Division title. Hear from Midtown’s joint manager, […]

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Video Update – Big Show to Celebrate Four Decades of Linkage

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The sounds of brass, ukuleles and Abba will come together on a Lincolnshire stage as the learning disability charity, Linkage, celebrates its 40th anniversary with one of the organisation’s biggest shows in years. A cast of more than 200, including members of Linkage’s Adult Skills Performing Arts Group, will stage a Musical Extravaganza at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness for one […]

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Linkage’s First Students’ Reunion Proves a Hit

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People travelled from as far afield as South Wales, Middlesbrough and Kent to relive their education memories as Linkage College staged its first-ever students’ reunion. Graduates made the journey to the event at the nine-acre Weelsby Campus in Grimsby as part of the 40th anniversary of the learning disability charity. More than 200 people descended on Weelsby Hall to take […]

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Superb Response to Linkage Reunion

More than 200 people are expected to attend the first-ever Linkage College Students’ Reunion this Saturday. Online sales via this website have been very healthy and Linkage looks forward to welcoming graduates and their families to the Weelsby Campus, Grimsby, for the event which starts at 1pm. The Reunion will feature a special exhibition reflecting the story of Linkage from […]

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