Going shopping will help save LIVES

LIVES Fundraising Manager Stephen Hyde, LIVES Medic Tony Tempest and LIVES First Responder Carl Belcher. EMN-151203-100016001
LIVES Fundraising Manager Stephen Hyde, LIVES Medic Tony Tempest and LIVES First Responder Carl Belcher. EMN-151203-100016001

Shopping in Louth, Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea or Alford Lincolnshire Co-op stores between March and June will help save LIVES.

To celebrate its 45th year, Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services (LIVES) has been nominated as Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champion in outlets across the county.

From March to June, every time they use their dividend card in any Lincolnshire Co-op outlets where points are issued, a donation from the Community Champions pot will go towards LIVES or their equivalent local First Responder group.

In the last three months members raised £47,120.

LIVES Fundraising Manager Stephen Hyde said: “Lincolnshire Co-op represents the community and LIVES is all about the community so the partnership is extremely exciting. Community Champions is going to bring in much needed funds so we’re thrilled to be working with the co-op.

“Our First Responders and Medics work away in the background, so hopefully people using their local store will see what we do and how important we are to the emergency response in Lincolnshire. Helping to raise this awareness of LIVES is just as important as the donations and hopefully people will support us now and in the future.”

Anyone over 18 with a car who is able to lift 20kg can become a first responder. Find out more at www.lives.org.uk

Pictured above is LIVES’ Stephen Hyde, Tony Tempest and Carl Belcher.