Your News: Rotarians hear about work of emergency volunteers

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Nigel Adams of Lives First Responders was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Bourne’s meeting on Tuesday, February 11.

He outlined the work of the Lives First Responders and in particular their success in Lincolnshire, 670 responders working in 170 groups across the county.

This has resulted in a county-wide success rate of 67 per cent for recovery from cardiac arrest compared to around 10 per cent 
nationally.

They carry approximately £2,500 of equipment with them, all of which is funded by donation, amounting to £950,000 annually to maintain the service.

There is no Government funding for this vital work and the Responders give their time and vehicle expenses free of charge.

President Steve Buffery is pictured above presenting Nigel with a cheque for £50 from the Club as a token of its support.