VIDEO: Charity cycle to raise money for town defibrillators

Sixth form students from Boston Grammar School are currently showing off their pedal power at Lloyds bank to raise money for a great cause.

The pupils are taking part in a cycle marathon as part of a series of fundraising activities by Lloyds Bank, working with ERTS Emergency Response Training Solutions, and NFH Consultancy.

The aim is to raise £6,000 - half of which will be used to buy two defibrillators and training to use them. One of these will be kept at Lloyds Bank, in Boston Market Place.

NFH Consultancy owner Nicola Humberstone said: “The reason we decided to do all this is somebody fell ill in the bank back in May and we realised then that we didn’t have the equipment needed to help them.

“The second defibrillator will be located elsewhere in the town and we are working with the ambulance service to decide where this will be located.”

The other £3,000 raised will go to charitable groups that look after patients with long-term conditions.

Local organisations and businesses have also got involved donating items for a prize draw, and the bike borrowed from Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre.

Boston Grammar School will be carrying on the fundraising - with more cycle marathons at the school on December 3 and 4 - and will return to Lloyds bank on December 17.