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LACE Gives It Some Welly for Charity

On Friday 18th May our Chief Executive Nick Chambers and a small but dedicated group of fundraisers mounted their bikes and rode from LACE House in Lincoln to the RNLI station in Skegness.

The 50-mile cycle ride was just one of 50 challenges being tackled by Nick ahead of his 50th birthday celebrations, in aid of LACE Housing’s charity of the year - LIVES – and its 2017 charity of the year - Skegness RNLI.

Headed up by Nick, the now infamous five included Lincs Independent Living Partnership colleagues Chris Wheway from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and Murray McDonald from Lincolnshire Housing Partnership (formerly Boston Mayflower), plus Tracey Morrison and Chris Vardy on behalf of LACE Housing.

Along the route, which took them just under five hours to complete, the team took it in turns to transport one of the RNLI’s yellow welly boots on their back as part of the charity’s East Coast Welly Relay – a journey from Aldeburgh to Cleethorpes.

Following the completion of the cycling challenge the fundraising total for the year so far stands at £1,333.

To watch a series of videos filmed during Friday’s challenge head to the Facebook page and to keep track of our progress throughout the year head to Twitter or Facebook.

If you’d like to donate to our charity challenge, please visit our JustGiving page: 

The next big challenge in Nick’s diary is the Lincoln 10K on Sunday 1st July where he will be joined by a team of 12 friends and colleagues.

Homes England
Regulator of social housing
Blue skies consortium
Dementia Action Alliance
Housing Ombudsman Service
Lincs Independent Living Partnership
National Housing Federation