Ten years ago ... Alford firm buy car for LIVES charity

Finnveden Powertrain, of Alford, making its donation to LIVES 10 years ago.
Finnveden Powertrain, of Alford, making its donation to LIVES 10 years ago.

A new car had been bought for Alford LIVES first responders 10 years ago by engineering firm Finnveden Powertrain, of Alford.

The company raised £6,000 to buy a Vauxhall Astra for the group to enable its members to get to medical emergencies quickly within a three-mile mile radius of the town.

The money was raised through a bonus ball scheme organised by employee Steve Dowlman, a first responder himself. Some staff also contributed to the fund by making a donation from their wages each month.