News and events Stories How you might help Lincolnshire Churches Trust to support our churches Lincolnshire Churches Trust is a registered charity which raises and distributes funds in the form of grants towards the cost of repairs or improvements to places of worship, of any denomination, within the county of Lincoln. The Trust’s Patron is Prince Charles and Bishop Christopher is a trustee. As previously published in the May/June 2018 issue of Crosslincs, the trust continues to seek volunteers to help with various events during the year. Gardens galore A series of gardens will be open for visitors during the year. Further details may be obtained by downloading the following leaflet. Annual Ride and Stride The Ride and Stride, which takes place on the second Saturday in September (8th September 2018), is the major fundraiser for the Trust, and it encourages people to seek sponsorship to visit as many churches as they can by walking, cycling, running, riding, etc. Any money received is then divided between the participant’s chosen church and the Trust. The event is co-ordinated by Deanery Organisers, and there are currently several areas where there are no such volunteers – as a result, the event is less well-advertised is those areas, and the numbers taking part is reduced. The areas where volunteers are required are as follows: Axholme, Manlake (Scunthorpe), Yarborough (Brigg), Grimsby, Christianity (Lincoln) and Holland (Boston). A description of what the role entails is available upon request, and so if you think you would like to help out in one of the areas then please contact either Sarah Roberts by email or Nicholas Ridley by calling 01476 55 00 55. Further information on Lincolnshire Churches Trust is available from the website.