Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce members have raised over £2,000 for two local charities; JUST Lincolnshire and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “It’s our pleasure to support local charities through events such as our annual Charity Golf Day and our Chamber Charity Christmas Open House.

“It is so important to us as a Chamber that we are committed to supporting local charities and ensuring that donations are put straight back into our community.”

Both charities have a significant but different part to play in the local Lincolnshire area.

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is one of the UK's leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Charities and rely entirely on the generosity of the local community

Tanya Taylor, Corporate Development Fundraiser at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce for their kind donation to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

“As a Charity we receive no direct Government funding, so every penny really does make a difference and helps us to save even more lives every single day of the year. We quite literally could not provide our vital emergency medical service without the help and continued support we receive from our local communities.”

JUST Lincolnshire is an organisation committed to working across the county to help create a place where everybody is valued, where people and their rights are respected, and everyone’s responsibilities are taken seriously.

Wes Shelbourne, General Manager at JUST Lincolnshire, said: “Lincolnshire is a county of huge potential with many examples of communities ‘pulling together’ towards a common goal, young people taking responsibility in promoting equality, inclusion and respect being shown to the diverse range of people who make up the population of the county.

“JUST Lincolnshire believes that Lincolnshire should be a county where people are treated fairly, inequality and discrimination are challenged and communities are vibrant and resilient.

“We are profoundly grateful for the support of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce over the last year and the financial contribution made by the Chamber, its members and supporters will make a real difference to the lives of people in Lincolnshire ensuring it is a fairer place to live, visit and work”.

Simon concluded: “As we continue to work with local charities throughout the year across various different events, we will also soon be announcing our chosen Chamber charity of the year 2019/20, which will be announced in March.”