Sleaford

Lorry drivers reveal their loads for charity calendar

A group of lorry drivers have stripped off for a charity calendar to raise money for LIVES.

It’s the fourth time that the Drivers for Defibs group from Sleaford has released a calendar, but it’s the first time women have been involved.

Neil Donner, 54, set up the group as a way of thanking LIVES after their first responders saved his wife and his disabled daughter.

“I am just one grateful guy,” Neil told Lincolnshire Reporter. “Over 40 years ago a young girl stepped off the school bus and into the path of a car.

“The LIVES first responders managed to keep that girl alive until the ambulance got there. That girl grew up to be my wife.

“My disabled daughter has technically died twice as well. LIVES were there again to keep her alive. So I want to do anything I can to help them.”

So far they have sold 68 copies of the calendar and just have 32 left for sale, but if demand is high they, will look into printing more.

Each calendar costs £10 plus a £2 postage fee. Anyone interested can message the group’s Facebook page or call 01529 305657.

In the four years that Drivers for Defibs has been raising money, they’ve managed to donate over £10,000 to LIVES.