Can you give a gift to help save lives?

Twins and LIVES First Responders Louise (left) and Nicola OConnor. SG120416-201TW
Twins and LIVES First Responders Louise (left) and Nicola OConnor. SG120416-201TW

Two Gosberton sisters who suffered the heartbreak of losing their dad after trying to revive him have been overwhelmed by the support they have received for a fundraiser in his memory.

Twins and trained LIVES First Responders Louise and Nicola O’Connor found John (54) unconscious in bed at the family’s Gosberton home in November last year.

They performed CPR and, with an ambulance paramedic, restored a pulse, but sadly John died later that day in Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. He had been waiting for a triple heart by-pass.

Since losing their dad they have thrown their energy into organising a charity Glitter Ball to raise money to buy equipment for the Donington and Gosberton First Responders – and tickets have already almost sold out.

Louise said: “Dad could not have been saved but, hopefully, we will be able to save other people’s relatives when they are in need.”

Now the twins are appealing for donations of raffle prizes and items for the gift tree at the ball and hope to raise between £3,000 and £5,000.

The Glitter Ball will be held at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding on October 15 with live entertainment.

Call Louise on 07920 465311 if you would like to donate a gift or prize.