Louth LIVES get a £2,368 boost thanks to trio of marathon runners

DONATION THANKS: The three runners hand over the donation to LIVES.

DONATION THANKS: The three runners hand over the donation to LIVES.

0
Have your say

First responders in Louth have been given a £2,368 boost thanks to three local runners who tackled the Brighton Marathon in April.

Simon and Helen Parkes and Hilary Johnson took on the 26.2 mile route for the first time and chose LIVES as their charity.

They handed the cash to LIVES level two first responders Kevin Brewer And Lindy Hargreaves.

Kevin said: “This money will greatly help the local area.”

“As the coordinator for Manby/Grimoldby and also being heavily involved with Louth LIVES with also responding now for over a year,” he continued.

“With the first responders growing we are looking to purchase another level two kit which will only increase our ability to serve the community.

“So when you dial 999, not only will an ambulance be mobilised, but at the same time, the LIVES Responder on call in your area will also receive notification that you need their help, we aim to get there within six minutes of the original 999 call being made.

“A big thank you goes out to Simon, Helen and Hilary for their very kind donation, from myself and all the responders in the area it is people like you that give up their time to help a such needed service in the community.”