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Barton Postie Helps Life-Saving Service

October 14, 2008

A Postman from Barton-Upon-Humber is hoping to deliver some valuable funds for a service he saw in action during an emergency.

Fundraiser Martin Wharton (41) from Providence Crescent, is hosting a quiz to raise money for the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES).

LIVES is a charity which helps the East Midlands Ambulance Service respond to emergencies across the county.

The first responder group hopes to reach patients in a few minutes, especially in rural areas.

The postman saw one elderly lady on his round lying on the floor.

A 999 call for an ambulance saw a first responder there in a few minutes.

Martin said: “I was so surprised to hear they do not get any official funding and must rely on donations.”

The fundraising pub quiz will be held at the Carnival Inn, Barton- Upon-Humber on Saturday October 18 at 8pm.

Every is pounds1 and all proceeds go to the LIVES organisation.

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