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All For One Choir

Lincoln AFO are part of the All For One choir family. AFO is a fantastic family of choirs currently based in The North of England, singing rock, pop and gospel. The Lincoln choir has been involved in a wide range of high profile events, such as National Armed Forces Day and the Lincolnshire Show, as well as supporting artists such as Steve Harley, G4, Russell Watson and Leona Lewis among others. AFO choir sessions are fun, upbeat and a great place to make new friends. Talented teachers and musicians lead all the sessions throughout the regions, and everyone is welcome. Lincoln AFO currently rehearse every Thursday evening at Bishop King Primary School, Lincoln.

All For One Lincoln

Lincolnshire Hospitals Band

It was during a tea break in January 1976 that some porters at the Lincoln County Hospital had their brainwave. They felt that with a bit of effort, they could do just as well as musicians

who had recently been to play carols in the wards of their hospital. So plans were laid. Only one of the porters had any knowledge of music and there was no money or sponsorship of

any kind to be had. Jumble sales were held to raise money for second-hand instruments, music was written out by hand and lessons began.

From such unlikely beginnings a brass band slowly but surely grew, and now, 40 years later, it is a well equipped, well rehearsed competent band which is honoured with invitations to give concerts each year in North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and of course, throughout Lincolnshire.

These days the members of the band drawn from County Hospital staff are strongly augmented by musicians from many other walks of life, but still a tremendous spirit of camaraderie prevails, and rehearsals are a joy to attend and not only because of the standard of musical skill attained there.

Rehearsals for the senior band take place on Monday & rehearsals for beginners & junior players on Friday; at the County Hospital Social Club, St Annes Road Lincoln, 7.15pm to 9.15pm

Lincolnshire Hospitals Band

Jainaba

Jainaba! is a friendly, non-profit group based in the city of Lincoln.  The people who make us who we are, all share a love for West African styled djembe drumming”

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My Journey...
Nigel and Amy Johnson

Nigel Johnson and his sixteen-year-old daughter Amy from Sleaford, took part in their first ever 10k run to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Nigel’s mum, Julie, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1994 and died six years later. The family will never forget the charity’s help

Nigel said: “It was mum’s Macmillan Nurse, Judy, who was able to help us make sense of everything. Judy was a friend when we needed it most.”

My Journey...
Gladys Tingle

Remarkable fundraising pensioner Gladys Tingle celebrated her 84th birthday by tackling the Lincoln 10K in 2015. She power walked her way around the course to raise money for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Gladys, of Horncastle, who was joined at the event by her grandson, Jason, said: “I like to keep fit and I walk five miles each day.”

Since turning 70-years-old, Gladys’s fundraising efforts in aid of the air ambulance service have included completing two marathons and more than 10 half marathons, raising a total of over £12,000.