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2015 - A Great Year to Get Involved

Would you like to be at the heart of the action in what promises to be a really exciting year for Lincoln?

Date: 13th Apr '15
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Lincoln BIG (Business Improvement Group) is looking to recruit more people to join its volunteer Ambassador Scheme, which gives its members the opportunity to meet and greet visitors, help people to find their way around the city and signpost them to its attractions.

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta 1215 and, with Lincoln preparing to welcome exceptionally large numbers of UK and international visitors, now is the ideal time to join our team.

Excitement is mounting following the £22 million revamp of Lincoln Castle, which has included the installation of special facilities to house Lincoln’s copy of 1215 Magna Carta and the 1217 Charter of the Forest. The city is the only place in the world where these can be seen together!

The Ambassadors work closely with Visit Lincoln and the events team at Lincoln BIG.

Ambassadors’ spokeswoman Maureen Keddy said: “Currently our ambassadors are out in the city centre on Friday and Saturday mornings.  They also assist at some of the city’s events.

“For example, they were out and about during the recent Bailgate Wedding Fair, advising visitors and directing them to all the venues involved. They also greeted and gave directions to visitors who came to the Lincoln Christmas Market and we received some really positive feedback from this.”

The Ambassadors Scheme follows on from the work which volunteers did in London at the 2012 Olympics and Mrs Keddy said it is clear that local residents and visitors appreciate having someone they can ask for help. 

“We have some amazing Ambassadors who are a credit to the city. Our long term aim is to have enough ambassadors, working on a rota basis, so that they can be out and about in the city for at least five or six days a week.

“Training is provided and it’s a brilliant way to meet new people, find out lots about Lincoln’s hidden gems and large attractions, and get behind the scenes of exciting events taking place throughout the year,” she said.

The current Ambassadors Scheme includes people of all ages and from all walks of life, who can spare around half a day per week or more if it suits their lifestyle.

To find out more, or indicate your interest in the Ambassador Scheme, please email Maureen Keddy at ambassadors@lincolnbig.co.uk or phone on 01522 545233.