Help our Responders be there for families who need them during the festive period by taking part in the charity’s Long Walk Home for Christmas.
Everyone wants to be with their loved ones, especially at Christmas. LIVES Responders will still be on call throughout the festive season, giving up time with their loved ones to be there for the people of Lincolnshire.
You can make sure that our Responders can be there when someone calls 999, giving them the best chance of being with their family this Christmas, by walking 24 miles to raise vital funds for the charity.
The Long Walk Home for Christmas challenge will take place between 1st December and Christmas Eve, where you can choose to complete their mileage throughout the month or complete their 24 miles over one day. Participants can take on the total distance on their own or share the distance between a group of friends or family.
Community Fundraising Manager, Rachel Hay said: “We are so excited to launch our Long Walk Home for Christmas. ‘Tis the season for us to spend time with our loved ones, and this is the perfect way to get everyone you know on board with the challenge. Whether you decide to complete your 24 miles alone, team up with your friends or family, or even set up teams within your workplace, everyone can show their support and get involved.
“Every penny raised will help to train and equip our Responders who will be on call throughout the Christmas period, ensuring we can be there for our communities during a time of need.”
LIVES exists to provide emergency care in critical situations, as quickly as possible. When attending incidents across Lincolnshire, LIVES are the first to deliver medical treatment on scene 79% of the time.
Thanks to the quick actions from a LIVES Responder, Emma Hudson still has her father. In 2019, Emma and her family went along to a local fun day where her dad got roped into a game of Tug of War. Suddenly, and without warning, Emma’s dad collapsed. There and then, he went into cardiac arrest.
Emma said: “Thankfully there were representatives from LIVES at the event and they quickly came over to assess my dad. He very quickly went into cardiac arrest but the responders reacted swiftly and calmly. I am very happy to say that my dad is still here with us today because of their actions and we will forever be grateful to them.”
We can only be there for families this Christmas with your help. As a charity, we need to raise £1.4 million every year to keep our responders on the roads of Lincolnshire.
To find out more and sign up for the Long Walk Home to Christmas, visit www.lives.org.uk/support-us/events/long-walk-home-for-christmas.