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Gosberton Risegate great-gran's gift for LIVES was a thank you to Donington first responders




Great-grandma June Medlock raised £1,025 for the emergency medical charity LIVES as a thank you to Donington Fire Station's first responders.
The money was raised at June's 80th birthday party, when she asked for donations to the charity instead of presents, and also ran a raffle on the day for her 110 guests.

June and daughter Kim, who are neighbours in Gosberton Risegate, have both had help from LIVES.

June Medlock (80) raised more than a grand for LIVES
June Medlock (80) raised more than a grand for LIVES

June says the team came to her aid when she passed out.

She said: "I think my blood pressure was down.

"They are very, very good. I can't speak too highly of them. It didn't take very long for them to get here and they soon sorted me out."

June Medlock with her giant cheque for LIVES first responders
June Medlock with her giant cheque for LIVES first responders

June described her party as "fabulous".

She said: "The lady from Kitchen No 1 in Donington did the food, she really put on a super spread."

Kim said: "Mum didn't want presents so she had her raffle and donations - people were very, very generous."

Donington-born June spent her working life in agriculture and horticulture.

Kim, who describes her mum as "bubbly",told us: "She has worked hard all her life. I can remember her going brussels pulling in the depths of winter and it was hard work then because it was all done by hand. I remember her coming home and being freezing cold."

June says: "It doesn't hurt anybody, a bit of hard work, does it?"

June also has family including granddaughter Lisa and great-granddaughter Samantha.

* Donington Fire Station were celebrating a double-award in September.

Firefighters from Donington were also in the news with the Whaley Bridge dam emergency and also when Wainfleet suffered serious flooding earlier this year.



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