14 October 2016

Mon Ami children saving LIVES

All four of our nurseries in Wragby, Boston, Swineshead and Alford took part in a fundraiser on 21st September in aid of the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES). 

Children dressed up as ‘people who help us’ such as firemen, policemen and doctors and took part in a sponsored walk wearing their outfits.

Fun-filled activities for the children took place throughout the day, such as building police cars, hospital role plays and craft activities, and there were also bake sales.

Between them the nurseries raised £1,591.20 which will go towards LIVES’ annual running costs.

LIVES works alongside the East Midlands Ambulance Service in order to provide an immediate medical response in the form of first responders who are trained in first-on-scene life-saving skills.

“We chose to raise money for LIVES as we have close connections with the charity,” said Samantha Britton, co-owner of Mon Ami Children's Nurseries.

“Our staff past and present have done a lot of voluntary fundraising for LIVES and some parents at the nursery support and volunteer for LIVES as fundraisers or as first responders.

“LIVES provides a vital service in such a large rural county as Lincolnshire and we’re proud to do our bit to support their work.”

Jamie Dowding, LIVES Swineshead co-ordinator and first responder, said: “We rely on donations to cover our annual running costs and it’s amazing when people put in so much hard work and raise such a tremendous amount for LIVES.

“We’d like to say thank you to Mon Ami for the donation on behalf of both LIVES and the hundreds of people whose lives will be saved as a result.”