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December at Your Local Lincs

So here we are at the final chapter of the year, and as is our usual aim, we’re seeing out 2023 with a bang. Yes, it’s another magazine packed full of great content: a plethora of prizes, information on local festive events, Christmas messages, and seasonal recipes that we actually made ourselves (we even provide the photographic evidence!), plus much more.
December 2023 at Your Local Lincs Magazine
For our December Let’s Talk Local feature, we had a special visitor to the YLL office. All the way from the North Pole came Santa’s best friend in the form of Grandad Elf. We even put together a video of his visit where he performed magic tricks for us and gave us treats. Don’t just listen to me going on about it, though; Head on over to our Articles page and you will see for yourself!

In Sleaford, the month kicks off with the return of the town’s Christmas Market. There’s a notable absence in the slate of local Christmas markets this year, so it’s even bigger reason to get out there and support our own. Sleaford Town Council have already been whetting our appetite with all the stuff on the billing so we’re sure it’s going to be another great event. Don’t forget the excellent Christmas Tree Festival is also on over the whole weekend, and amongst all the decorated trees there, you’ll find one by our very selves!

As you know with us, we’re always living in the future, and currently we’re already at work on next year’s issues. Yes, we’ll be there for you again in 2024, when we’ll reach the grand age of 19 years old! This wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support you readers give us, our fantastic advertisers, our contributors, and all the staff at the magazine including the distribution team who’ll be out in the cold bringing our magazine to you. Thank you, all. We can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Remember, if you have a business you’d like on our pages, and you want to hit 2024 running, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Until next time, enjoy the magical festivities this month and let us wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2024.


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Lincolnshire Action Trust Winter Clothing Appeal
Winter Clothing Donations

The work of Lincolnshire Action Trust is focused on the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of prisoners and those at risk of offending, as well as the welfare of their families and dependents. A significant number are released homeless and many do not have adequate clothing. To be able to walk out with the right clothing makes a huge difference. Every piece of clothing that is donated is gratefully received by the men, who don't have the means to buy anything for themselves.

Lincolnshire Action Trust Winter Clothing Appeal

If you have any men's winter clothes, shoes or boots that you would be happy to donate, please bring them to YLL HQ: 11 Pride Court, Pride Parkway, Sleaford, NG34 8GL. We are open Monday to Thursday 10am - 2pm. The items must be clean and in a bag, box or container that you no longer need.

Help equip men for life on the outside. Thank you.

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