Leighton-Linslade Community First Responders need your vote

MP Andrew Selous with Community First Responders Stephen Bennett and Donna Young     MPLO PNL-140630-125723001
MP Andrew Selous with Community First Responders Stephen Bennett and Donna Young MPLO PNL-140630-125723001
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Leighton Linslade Community First Responders have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

By encouraging the public to vote, the First Responders have a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Leighton Linslade Community First responders are a group of volunteers trained by and working with the East of England Ambulance Service,. They respond to life threatening 999 calls in conjunction with paramedics.

All the volunteers live or work in the town, because they are already in the town they can reach calls very quickly, they are equipped with life saving equipment including a defibrillator and aim to enhance the chances of survival of seriously ill patients by providing care prior to an ambulance arriving.

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to the group and will enable the purchase of a further two defibrillators, this will allow them to provide a better and more comprehensive service to the town.

The Lloyds fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

There are four good causes shortlisted in each community with the First Responders coming under the “Dunstable” area alongside Ride High Ltd, Sunnyside Rural Trust, Wendover Swimming CIO.

The public can now vote online, by SMS text message, by visiting a local Lloyds Bank branch and, for the first time, using Twitter. The number of votes cast in each community will determine how Community Fund awards are allocated. In each community the good cause that receives the most votes will receive a £3,000 award, with the second placed group receiving an award of £2,000, those in third and fourth place receiving £1,000 and £500 respectively.

To find out more and vote visit www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund.