Lincoln IMP Trail Auction

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Fundraise for St Barnabas Hospice


Lincoln IMP Trail Auction in support of St Barnabas Hospice

“As the charity partner, the proceeds from the Trail will go directly to ensuring St Barnabas Hospice can continue to support the people of Lincolnshire with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic these funds are even more crucial to us so we can be there for people when they need us. The Imp Trail has been a major project to be involved in and we are so proud of what has been achieved so far but the auction is where the significant funds will be raised. It’s a night not to missed so please do join us where we will be bidding farewell to the colourful characters who have brightened up the streets and made people smile once again this summer as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Veronica McBain, Head of Fundraising and Lottery, St Barnabas Hospice.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is a local, highly regarded charity that touches the lives of many across Lincolnshire. We provide specialist care and support from the point of diagnosis, including end of life care to adults living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

Our dedicated, professionally trained nursing staff, along with the help of a large team of support staff and volunteers offers everyone in our community the chance to receive the very best care available. Our hospice services are available to every family in Lincolnshire, wherever they are, there’s a St Barnabas nursing team working in your area, supporting people in your community.

The reality is none of us know when we may need the care and support our Hospice offers. In 2019 we cared and supported over 10,500 people across the county living with a terminal or life-limiting illness. Our diverse range of care is free to patients and their families and carers. To do this, it costs over £12 million each year, of which we must raise over £6 million.
This income is raised through our innovative and diverse range of Fundraising events, appeals and activity as well as our 26 retail shops and Lottery team. In addition to our own Hospice events the support of individuals, groups and businesses in our local communities is invaluable to us.

Your support, no matter how big or small will make a difference.


The Stats

We care for and support over 10,500 people each year.

All of our care is free.

We have to raise over £6 million each year.

Latest News

Lincoln IMP Trail Auction

26th August 2021

The Lincoln IMP Trail Auction will take place at Lincoln Cathedral on 1st October 2021. Don’t miss your opportunity to say bye bye to the Imps. The IMPs are the talk of the town! They have featured in tweets, snapp.... Read More

9th July 2021

Following the launch of the Lincoln Imp Trail, 50 more ‘mini’ imps are joining the fun from Saturday, 10 July. Organised by social enterprise The EBP, the Lincoln Imp Education Trail, run in partnership with Linco.... Read More

13th May 2021

Lincoln's history is brought to life with live commentary on the hop-on hop-off bus tour. The tour lasts for just under an hour, and stops include Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, Brayford Waterfront, and the High Stre.... Read More

22nd March 2021

The city will come alive this summer with the arrival of 30 individually designed, hand painted Imps as part of the Lincoln Imp Trail. The  Trail will run from Saturday 3rd July to Wednesday 8th  September 2021 with t.... Read More
Lincoln IMP Trail Education Programme

23rd November 2019

The Lincoln IMP Trail Education Programme Following the huge success of the Knights’ Trail Education Programme which saw 43 schools from across Lincolnshire take part in one of Lincolnshire’s cultural highlights of .... Read More
Three members of staff from St Barnabas Hospice Trust

3rd October 2019

St Barnabas Hospice announced as Charity Partner for the next Trail We are delighted to announce that St Barnabas Hospice has been chosen as the charity partner of the Lincoln IMP Trail. Following the s.... Read More

How you're supporting the Charity

Buy tickets for the Auction

On reaching the end of the trail the IMPs will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for St Barnabas Hospice. The IMP Trail Auction takes place on 1st October at Lincoln Cathedral.

Visit the Farewell Event

From Friday 17 September all 31 main trail imps will be forming a guard of honour along The Avenue in the grounds of Lincoln Castle until 23 September 2021.

Do the IMP Trail

Challenge yourself to complete the trail in a day, 2 days, 7 days or 3 weeks. Do it in a group, tie yourselves together, do it in fancy dress! Whatever you do, do it your way and get sponsored to complete the trail.

IMP Merchandise

Trail maps and merchandise are available from the Visitor Information Centre, Castle Square 7-days a week and the Imp Hub (Thursday – Saturday only).

Help us reach our £6 million target

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