A NEW lifeline has been given to a charity which helps to save lives itself.
The Donington LIVES First Responder group has received £600 from Molsom Family Eye Care in Donington.
Funds were boosted further by the generous student council at Thomas Cowley High School which gave £225 each to the Donington and Gosberton LIVES groups.
Adam Hern, group coordinator for the Donington group, which also covers Bicker, said he was ‘delighted’ with the donations: “The money will be put towards life-saving equipment that the group needs.”
He added: “LIVES volunteers help the East Midlands Ambulance Service by attending certain 999 calls within the local community.
“It was delightful to hear that Molsoms Family Eyecare Ltd were also making such a donation to the group.”
Upon collecting the cheques from Thomas Cowley school, Adam and Emma Walters, co-ordinator for Gosberton group, explained to students that their money could ‘potentially help save a life within their local community’.
He added: “We cannot thank the students of The Thomas Cowley High School enough for there generous donation.”
Steve Sneddon, head of the school’s student council said the students held a non-uniform day to raise the cash.
He added “They chose LIVES because it was relevant to their lives and those of the Donington, Bicker and Gosberton communities where a lot of the students come from. The school council intends to make LIVES their ‘chosen charity’ for future fundraising activities.”
The Donington and Gosberton groups both need more first responders. To get involved call LIVES HQ on 01507 525999.