New kit donated to life-saving charity

From left: Mark Blyth, Trevor Burnham, and the whole of the Skegness LIVES first responders team. Photo Credit: Barry Robinson.
From left: Mark Blyth, Trevor Burnham, and the whole of the Skegness LIVES first responders team. Photo Credit: Barry Robinson.

LIVES members gathered at the Carmelle Hotel in Skegness to celebrate the purchase of new life-saving equipment.

The donation to the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service, or LIVES, was made possible thanks to a charity cycle ride organised by Skegness voluntary responder Tracey Dales, who works at The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre in the town.

Starting in Lincoln and finishing in Skegness, the event was held in August and featured Tracey and 22 other riders.

A total of £3,500 was raised and now £1,600 of that has been used to buy a second full kit for use by LIVES responders in Skegness.

Items included in a kit range from a defibrillator, oxygen bottle and oxygen masks to bandages, burns packs and space blanket.

Previously, one kit had to be shared by those covering day and night shifts.

Trevor Burnham, Skegness co-ordinator of LIVES, said: “I couldn’t thank Tracey and members of the public who donated enough. Having a second kit is fantastic as it makes it easier for us to save more lives.”