February 6, 2019 11.47 am This story is over 31 months old

25 more responders thanks to LIVES funding boost

The new responders could start this summer

Local charity LIVES can now train and equip 25 new volunteer Community First Responders after being awarded a £15,000 grant.

The grant from the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund will help LIVES recruit new responders. They will be from local people in communities from Anderby Creek to Bicker Fen.

LIVES has over 700 Community First Responders across Lincolnshire.

With this funding, the charity estimates the new 25 responders will be able to help more than 3,000 local people over five years.

LIVES hopes to have the first of the new Community First Responders for these areas trained and ready to start this summer.

Recruitment plans are already underway with LIVES organising information sessions in local communities in Lincolnshire near to the areas covered by the grant.

Anyone interested in attending these sessions should contact LIVES on [email protected] or call 01507 525999.

Chief Executive of LIVES Nikki Silver said: “This generous support is of vital importance and will increase the number of people we can support.

“Getting to the scene of an emergency is vitally important – minutes really do matter. That’s why we’re enormously grateful for the support of the Triton Knoll Community Fund in increasing our ability to support people in communities from Anderby Creek to Bicker Fen.”

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