Lincolnshire set to celebrate its everyday heroes

LIVES, which provides immediate medical care to 999 calls across the county, is asking Lincoln residents to join them from 5-9 October in celebration of the everyday heroes that save people across the county.

LIVES, which provides immediate medical care to 999 calls across the county, is asking Lincoln residents to join them from 5-9 October in celebration of the everyday heroes that save people across the county.

The week will include organised events, such as extraction demonstrations with Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue, taking place on 8 October at St Marks in Lincoln, as well as activities for all ages such as face painting, bake sales, and competitions.

The charity is also encouraging local groups and businesses to apply the ‘hero’ theme to any activity planned for October such as sponsored fancy dress days, dog walks, or pub quizzes.

Nikki Silver, chief executive of LIVES, said:

The sponsored activities and demonstrations are central to our first Every Day Heroes Week; we’re asking everyone to get involved so we can continue supporting the work of our fantastic volunteers.

The week also gives us a great opportunity to go into the community and demonstrate the skills required to save a life. As well as the CPR and defibrillator demonstrations, we’ll be training 100 members of the Sleaford District Cubs in the Cubs 100 CPR Challenge

Our volunteers are real-life heroes. Their commitment to saving lives is second to none, so it’s important that we recognise the amazing work they do. Visitors to our website or social media pages during the week can see a number of case studies that give a real flavour of how much they contribute to Lincolnshire.

‘Everyday Heroes Week’ is the charity’s annual celebration of LIVES volunteers which raises funds so the charity’s vital work can continue. Now helping more than 20,000 people a year, LIVES needs to raise more than £1million each year from public donations to train and equip volunteers with lifesaving skills and equipment.

Top crafts to get your children involved in Everyday Heroes Week

  1. Face painting – you don’t have to be Picasso to make your little one into a masked hero on 5 October.
  2. Make a cape – there are many tutorials online, but you really just need a few metres of fabric with a hole cut in one end.
  3. Popsicle stick super heroes are quick and easy; you’ll be surprised how long they keep your child and their friends busy.
  4. There’s no sewing required for these super hero masks – just a piece of felt and a length of ribbon.
  5. No super hero outfit is complete with an arm band full of gadgets. You just need an old toilet roll and different coloured paper.

Learn about LIVES and keep up-to-date with its work at www.lives.org.uk. Tag pictures of your superhero activities with #everydayheroes and find out about activities near to you via @liveshq

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