Two truckers from Boston have decided to start their second fundraiser to help out air ambulance transport services in Lincolnshire. This year, their efforts will be for the benefit of the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services or LIVES. The two lorry drivers, Paul Smith and Toby Cooley, managed to raise £2,500 the previous year for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.
How it all Started
Toby Cooley had suffered a heart attack in November last year and LIVES came to his rescue. He commented that the crew from LIVES is always there to help others in their free time. Being lorry drivers, Toby and his friend Paul witness accidents on a day to day basis. Paul added that there’s no knowing when they’ll need the air ambulance transport service. So they wanted to give more recognition to LIVES and lend a helping hand by starting a fundraiser.
Fundraising to Help an Air Ambulance Transport Service
Toby and Paul will be organizing a rock ‘n’ roll night on 22nd October at the Hubberts Bridge Community Centre. The event starts at 7pm and will also include a disco, auction, buffet, and raffle. The duo have arranged for live musical performances that will showcase the talents of local musicians. Some of the local musicians who will be performing at the event include The Last Chance and Bob Garrett.
In addition to this, the event will also witness appearances by guest stars Russell Oliver, of UK Shipping Wars and Rick Yemm, who stars in Ice Road Truckers. Tickets for the variety fundraising event for LIVES air ambulance will cost £10 for each person and must be bought in advance. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards funding the operations of the air ambulance.