We choose LIVES as our 2016-2017 charity
We are pleased to announce that we made a donation to Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services, known as LIVES.
This is the first time that we have been directly involved with LIVES and it has come about as our Conveyancing Paralegal, Charlotte Brown, is a LIVES first responder who has recently achieved her level three qualification.
LIVES is a charity that provides emergency first aid to people living in Lincolnshire. When there is a medical emergency and 999 is dialled, an ambulance will be mobilised as well as a volunteer LIVES Medic or Responder who is on call in the area. LIVES responders aim to be with a patient within five minutes of being mobilised and attended to 18,000 call outs across Lincolnshire last year. Having a LIVES Responder on call ensures a much quicker response to a patient, especially in rural communities.
Our donation will go towards training the volunteer responders and paying for vital medical equipment.
Charlotte Brown said: “It is impossible to know when a medical emergency will happen and I’m so proud that Burton & Dyson will be supporting this local charity that means so much to me. The donation will mean that volunteers such as me can be trained in helping to keep our community safe. The firm hopes to make further contributions and create greater links with LIVES in the future. Partners are also encouraging everyone to run regular fund raising events, and LIVES will be one of the Partners’ chosen charities for 2016-2017.”
Steven Hardy, Senior Partner, said: “We are very proud of what Charlotte has done and are pleased to support the work that she and the rest of the LIVES team put in. It is a great local charity.”