Have heart and become a HeART Trail sponsor

Published: 13th February 2023

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In summer 2023, St Barnabas Hospice will be launching the HeART Trail across Lincolnshire as part of its 40th year anniversary celebrations.

The HeART Trail is the most ambitious art trail the county has seen so far, with multiple HeaARTs that extend beyond Lincoln and into the rolling Wolds, along the East Coast and across the other locations, where Team Lincolnshire ambassador St Barnabas has a presence.

The all-inclusive feel-good Trail is aiming to bring together communities and celebrate all that is Lincolnshire, whilst supporting a charity which is at the very Heart of the community. It will also help increase tourism and show all that Lincolnshire has to offer, as well as increase brand awareness of the organisations that sponsor the Trail.

Due to cost, each HeART needs to be sponsored by a local organisation or business, with 16 sculptures sponsored far.

Veronica McBain, Head of Fundraising and Lottery at St Barnabas Hospice, says:

“We are very excited about the Trail, and we are so grateful to everyone who has supported us through this Ruby anniversary celebration.

“We want to scatter the HeARTs all around Lincolnshire, unlike the previous Art Trails – the Imps, Barons, and Knights, that were solely based in Lincoln. We need more sponsors to make this wish come true, so we are encouraging local businesses to ‘have heart’ and sponsor a sculpture.

“Sponsors can choose from over a hundred incredible designs submitted throughout the year by brilliant artists around the theme of ‘Love Lincolnshire’ and different from the previous trails, those who sponsor at Silver and Ruby get to keep their sculptures once the Trail is finished.

“Sponsors also benefit from great brand exposure, networking opportunities, increased corporate social responsibility, staff engagement and team building opportunities. It’s a wonderful way to get your whole organisation on board of a truly exciting project!”

Veronica continues:

“We want to thank all the amazing organisations that have already signed up and chosen their design, we hope you are as excited as we are!"

Their Presenting Partners are: Branston Limited, Chestnut Homes, Daniel Charles Construction, Jacksons Workwear Rental and the Lincolnshire Freemasons.

Additional sponsors include Team Lincolnshire ambassadors Gelder Group, Lincolnshire Co-op, Lincolnshire Showground, Pygott & Crone.

To find out more about sponsorship and to register your interest, visit:
St Barnabas HeART Trail