South Holland First Responders raising cash for medical charity
Two LIVES First Responders are raising awareness of the life-saving, emergency medical charity by staying on duty for 48 hours.
Lisa Jones and Sharon Moslyn will eat and sleep in their uniforms and want to raise £1,000 for LIVES.
They will log on at 6pm on Friday, September 21 and other members of South Holland District LIVES branch will be on standby as back-up over that weekend.
Lisa (31) is a non-clinical manager at Spalding’s Munro Medical Centre while Sharon’s love of volunteering with LIVES has seen her switch from personal training to become a trainee ambulance technician with East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Lisa said: “We have done 12-hour stints before. We know that in our area even 24 hours of (continuous) cover has not been achieved ... we want to go the extra mile.”
Ordinarily First Responders can log on for as little or as long as they want, which Lisa says makes the role easy to fit around family life as she and husband Mark have four children.
Mum of three Sharon (41) recalls logging in at 8.45am on New Year’s Day.
“I got back in my house at 2.40am the following day after 18 hours,” said Sharon. “My kids are really proud of what I do. The moment I put my uniform on they know Mum’s going out.”
First Responders are supported by a team back at HQ as well as their branch.
Lisa says they're also grateful to the Spalding High Street pub, The Moorings, who know to serve them a meal that can be taken away and eaten on the run.
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