M&S staff raise more than £6,600 for LIVES charity


Hard working staff at Marks and Spencer have raised thousands of pounds for a Lincolnshire charity.

Employees at the company’s Boston store have spent the last year taking part in a range of activities from bake sales and sponsored bag packing to a static bike challenge in aid of LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service). In total they raised more than £6,600.

LIVES is staffed by volunteers who give up their time to provide quality clinical and critical care skills as 
First Responders.

The charity now has more than 700 active volunteers within Lincolnshire, all dedicated to saving the lives of those in need.

Kim Bavetta, charity champion at M&S Boston, said: “Each year M&S stores across the UK select local charities to support and we are delighted with the dedication our employees at M&S Boston have shown to raise the money for this great cause.

“This charity is very close to the community both here in Boston and wider Lincolnshire, so it’s great to give something back to say thanks for all of the good they do in the local area.”

Stephen Hyde, funding and marketing officer at LIVES, said: “We were delighted when we found out that M&S Boston would be supporting LIVES for 12 months. We are always trying to raise the awareness that we so desperately need to effectively support the community, so having M&S Boston’s support has been a great platform for us to promote the vital work we do for the community.”