Initial HeART Trail Success Sees Thirteen Corporate Partners Offer Their Backing

15th March 2022

St Barnabas Hospice is delighted to announce that the HeART Trail has brought a phenomenal number of presenting, education and transport partners on board in the first few months.

Because of the buzz surrounding the Trail, and more companies requesting to be part of Lincolnshire’s first countywide event of its kind, St Barnabas Hospice has taken the decision to extend the planning period and launch the live trail in summer 2023.

Veronica McBain, Head of Fundraising and Lottery explains, “Through the conversations we have had with our supporters, we know there is a huge appetite to be involved in the HeART Trail. However, feedback from schools, businesses and organisations is that they will commit, but need more time to recover from the impact of coronavirus before they are able to offer their full support to the Hospice and the Trail.

“The Trail is the biggest live event the Hospice has attempted to deliver, and we cannot do this without significant financial support from our corporate supporters. That said, we have made the decision to move the Trail to summer 2023.

“Although the public may be disappointed to have to wait another twelve months to see the Hearts on display, we promise with a little more time we will be able to deliver the biggest, most impressive Trail yet – and in turn fundraise significantly more funds for the Hospice. We anticipate the Trail to span the entire county, with interest from the Lincolnshire Coast, Wolds, South and Lincoln City Centre.”

Partners and sponsors already on board with this fantastic initiative are Lincolnshire Showground, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Waterside Shopping Centre, Daniel Charles Construction, Branston Ltd., Lincolnshire Freemasons, Chestnut Homes, Jacksons Workwear, Distract, S. Lyon & Son Haulage, Gelder Group, Hildreds Centre and Lincolnshire Coop.

Dan Ingall, Managing Director of Daniel Charles Construction said, “We are delighted to be Presenting Partner for the St Barnabas Heart Trail celebrating their 40th Anniversary. The support the Hospice provides to those in and around Lincolnshire is outstanding, so it’s our privilege to be part of this significant event.”

Dave Wheeler, Provincial Grand Master at Lincolnshire Freemasons added, “Our support for the hospice movement is, by extension, support for all those people in our communities whose lives are touched by its services, not only those suffering terminal illnesses, but also their families and friends. In this way, the money invested in being a Presenting Partner is an investment in making some of life’s most difficult times a little more tolerable.

“For that reason, the St Barnabas Hospice choice of the heart as the artwork to symbolise its ongoing commitment to dignity and compassion in end of life care is especially appropriate in the year of its 40th anniversary, and Lincolnshire’s 3,000 Freemasons are delighted to be associated with it.”

The St Barnabas Hospice HeART Trail promises to be one of the most talked about events of 2023. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, school, artist or volunteer for the Heart Trail, you now have more time to get involved. Please visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/hearttrail or contact hearttrail@stbarnabashospice.co.uk.

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