LIVES charity seeks Lloyds grant vote

Stephen Hyde of LIVES.
Stephen Hyde of LIVES.

There is just over a week left for local to people to vote for LIVES, the Lincolnshire-based charity looking to win up to £3,000 in a community award scheme.

LIVES, which has a head office in Lincs, has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award 2014, an initiative aiming to provide funds to a number of charities throughout the UK.

LIVES is an emergency care service which provides vital help in the minutes before ambulance crews arrive at the scene of an accident.

It gives a county-wide service and relies on volunteers to be ‘on call’ to offer assistance.

The charity was shortlisted for the Lloyds cash awards by people in the local Lincolnshire community.

“The shortlisting recognises the hard work of the charity’s brave medics and first responders who help people every day across the county, said Stephen Hyde, marketing fund raiser at LIVES.”

He said: “We are so pleased that the work of LIVES and its volunteers has been recognised by the local community. Being shortlisted for the Community Fund Award is a fantastic achievement for LIVES and a great way to share the work that we do.

“Every single vote is extremely important, as it will bring us closer to receiving vital funding that will help LIVES to continue supporting the people of Lincolnshire.”

Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award provides local people with the opportunity to support causes in their area such as LIVES, which make a real difference to the community.

The shortlisted groups receiving the most votes will be awarded funding of either £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 or £500.

“We want to encourage Lincolnshire people to vote for us and support us as we are a Lincolnshire charity which has saved the lives of hundreds of local people over the years,” added Stephen.

In times of emergency, vital time can be lost by ambulance teams affected by limited road networks in isolated parts of Lincolnshire.

In some cases, these delays can prevent a life from being saved.

LIVES works to stop this through its network of volunteer medics and first responders who, once trained by LIVES, are ready to provide emergency care to local Lincolnshire people.

Votes close on October 10 2014.

In order to vote for LIVES, voters do not need to be a Lloyds Bank customer and can vote through: SMS, by texting VOTE CMP’ to 61119, by twitter though the hashtag #COMMFUND CMP or online on the Lloys website.

Votes can also be made in participating Lloyds Bank branches, including Boston, Coningsby, Horncastle, Skegness and Spilsby.