St Barnabas teams up with Lincoln City FC and eBay

29th September 2022

Three women and a man holding red and white striped football shirt

A shirt signed by all current Lincoln City FC players is up for grabs – enter our raffle.

St Barnabas Hospice has been chosen by eBay to receive free advertising at Lincoln City FC’s EFL home games to help the charity spread the word about its eBay store. Imp supporters may have already spotted St Barnabas advertising around the pitch and in the match programmes.

Some exciting off-pitch activities are happening too, with a shirt signed by all current Lincoln City FC players to be auctioned via our eBay page, which you can find here!

A Lady wearing a nurse uniform, holding a box of items sold on eBay, wearing a Lincoln City FC scalf.

St Barnabas has also received 10 tickets and 4 VIP Hospitality tickets to give away, which will be donated as prizes at raffles and fundraising events, as well as gifted to selected Imp-supporting patients to spread football cheer.

This partnership between eBay’s Small Business United and the English Football League (EFL) supports 72 organisations across the country to gain more exposure and help grow their business further.

The partnership was officially launched at the eBay Roadshow in Reading this summer, where St Barnabas was presented the signed shirt by famous ex-footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa (aka The Beast), and Sky Sports presenter Michelle Owen.

Andrew Whitham, Director of Commercial Affairs at Lincoln City FC comments: “It’s great to see St Barnabas benefiting from a national campaign in partnership with the EFL. They’re a fantastic charity who play a key role in our local community.

“Imps fans will be able to see the St Barnabas logo in our match day programmes and on our LED perimeter boards at the LNER Stadium which is great for brand awareness.”

Caroline Peach, St Barnabas Hospice’s Head of Retail, says: “This is such an exciting opportunity for us to gain further support for our charity. eBay is a brilliant platform that helps us extend our reach to national and even international audiences, as we have recently sold a very rare collectible to someone in the USA!”

Two women, at a football stadium, holding a signed Lincoln City FC shirt.“We sell a huge variety of items, including collectibles, antique coins, musical instruments, and we recently sold a Star Wars LEGO set and a first pressing of a Led Zeppelin vinyl. There are always a lot of items that would make perfect gifts too, including Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, and gaming merchandise.

“Much like our physical charity shops, you never know what you’ll find on our eBay store so make sure to have a look!”

To visit St Barnabas Hospice’s eBay shop, click here.

The charity has 25 shops around Lincolnshire which are always looking for donations, especially for items that fall under entertainment such as technology, musical instruments, fandom merchandise and video games.

Are you attending a Lincoln City FC match soon? Then why not pop into the nearest St Barnabas Hospice shop on the High Street and see what bargains you can get.

If you make a purchase either in-store or via eBay, help St Barnabas spread the word by posting a picture of your item with the hashtag #ImpsLoveStBarnabas on social media.

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