Life-saving charity invites puublic to donate old style pound coins - before they are phased out
On March 28th, the new £1 coin will be introduced and the old design phased out.
Before the ‘round pound’ is no longer accepted, LIVES is inviting everyone to donate their old pound coins.
From the 15th October 2017, the old £1 will no longer be accepted as legal tender, and LIVES has produced donation boxes to fit your old (and new) pound coins to help you prepare for the changeover.
This will come in handy if you have some old coin jars or money boxes to sift through!
Nikki Silver, CEO of LIVES commented “By donating your old (or new!) pound coins, you will help fund volunteers to attend a medical emergency, and help someone in their time of need.
“If every person across Lincolnshire donated a £1, we could keep our trained first responders and medics attending 999 calls across Lincolnshire for an entire year”
LIVES will help more than 20,000 people in Lincolnshire during 2017.
The medical emergencies the charity will respond throughout the year will range from falls, to breathing and heart problems, cardiac arrests and traumatic events such as road traffic collisions.
LIVES responders are trained to deal with a wide range of emergencies and its volunteer medic team respond to more complex cases, effectively bringing the skills and techniques found in an A&E department or Intensive Care Unit to the roadside.
Every year LIVES need to raise more than £1 million from public donations to keep their volunteers trained and equipped to be able to respond to any medical emergency across Lincolnshire.
As 2017 is proving to be their busiest year, this amount is ever increasing.
To donate your pound or request a donation box to collect pounds from work or home, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or donate via https://lives.org.uk/donate/