VIDEO - Park residents donate bear essentials to LIVES life savers

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Emergency life-saving charity LIVES is celebrating its 45th anniversary and for the first time has unveiled its new cuddly mascot to drum up more support.

Emergency life-saving charity LIVES is celebrating its 45th anniversary and for the first time has unveiled its new cuddly mascot to drum up more support.

LIVES' new mascot with Orchards Park residents, park owners Alan, Jane and Tim Wells, Ellie Tuplin and Stephen Hyde from LIVES show off the new equipment purchased. EMN-150317-120825001

LIVES' new mascot with Orchards Park residents, park owners Alan, Jane and Tim Wells, Ellie Tuplin and Stephen Hyde from LIVES show off the new equipment purchased. EMN-150317-120825001

The purchase of the cute, 6ft teddy bear costume has been funded by the efforts of residents of The Orchards Park in Ruskington.

The residents and park owners Alec, Jane and Tim Wells have been long time supporters of the charity which supplies volunteer doctors, medics and paramedics and first responders to medical emergencies in the community.

The residents hold a monthly lottery, snooker games and have regular collections which raised £1,200 to donate.

Stephen Hyde from LIVES explained: “We have learned that if we have a mascot when we go to events, that can raise more money, as people all want to be pictured with him. So the money they have given us can help to raise even more.

“The rest has paid for all the latest equipment for our new medic Ellie Tuplin, based in Ruskington. What is really nice is that we have gone on call-outs to residents on the park in the past and now they have asked what we need.”

Jane Wells from the park said they have raised £12,000 over the last 15 years, adding: “One of our residents would not be alive if wasn’t for LIVES.”

Now the organisation needs to name their mascot.