It is a long-standing tradition that each year the Mayor of Lincoln chooses a charity to raise money for. Last year, Rosanne Kirk chose the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity, and specifically the Urology Department at Lincoln County Hospital.

Rosanne said: “I was elated that we raised over £5,000 to help the urology department at Lincoln County Hospital.

“My aim with my mayoral charity was to raise the profile of the department, and all the good work that they do and help practically with the monies that we raised.

“My dad died of prostate cancer in 2021 and I know he would be proud of what we achieved in his memory and thank you to everyone who contributed in helping the urology department.”

The presentation of the cheque for £5,189.98 was made at Lincoln’s Guildhall.

Consultant Urologist, Jaspal Phull, said: “The Urology Department provides treatment, care and support for patients and their families across Lincolnshire. We are extremely grateful that the Mayor chose to support and raise funds for our department. A new couch that improves the comfort of patients who are undergoing prostate cancer investigations and diagnosis will be purchased. This is going to make such a difference for our patients.”

Ben Petts, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity Manager, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that the Mayor of Lincoln chose to support her local hospital charity.”

Various fundraising events were held throughout Rosanne’s Mayoral year, such as a charity auction, Dickensian evening, and an evening with Katherine Swynford at the Guildhall.

Cheque Presentation in Lincoln Guildhall