Political party bash raises cash for life savers

Skegness Conservative Party members, pictured left to right in back row, Coun Ken Milner, Coun Neil Cooper, Michelle Martin Coun Colin Davie and Coun Mark Smith present a cheque to LIVES First Responders Trevor Burnham and Jane Brain.
Skegness Conservative Party members, pictured left to right in back row, Coun Ken Milner, Coun Neil Cooper, Michelle Martin Coun Colin Davie and Coun Mark Smith present a cheque to LIVES First Responders Trevor Burnham and Jane Brain.
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A voluntary organisation dedicated to saving lives on Lincolnshire’s treacherous roads has benefited from a generous donation raised by the Skegness Conservative Party.

LIVES First Responders has received the £1,075 proceeds from a fundraising ball held by the political party at the Suncastle, Skegness, in October.

Event organiser Michelle Martin said the ball went fantastically well and she was delighted to present the impressive total to LIVES representatives last week.

She said: “LIVES have come out for me and my son in the past so it’s nice to give something back.”

The Conservative Autumn Ball featured a range of fundraising initiatives including a charity auction hosted by councillor, businessman and stand up comedian Sid Dennis.

Among the items featured in the sale was a 1966 replica England World Cup shirt signed by 28-times capped player Nobby Stiles.

Skegness coordinator for LIVES, Trevor Burnham, has welcomed the generous donation, which will be used to train volunteers.

“The money is vital for us as it costs more than £1,000 just to cover our running costs each year.”

Mr Burnham has also urged more volunteers to come forward to help his team.

If you can help, call him on 07737 530858.