Sisters Millie and Gracie Potts have been running in aid of the West Norfolk Community First Responders.

Two Marham sisters have raised more than £900 to help keep a vital life-saving service going.

Millie, 17, and Gracie, 15, Potts, decided to run a mile a day for 28 days to raise money for West Norfolk Community First Responders (CFR).

They were inspired by their aunt Lesley Saw, of West Winch, who has volunteered as a CFR for four years.

The sisters wanted to help the group of 12 volunteers who have seen a fall in donations needed to run the service  due to the pandemic and restrictions.

Last month, Millie and Gracie started their challenge with the aim of raising £800.

And now they have smashed their target by raising £920 to help the volunteers who support the East of England Ambulance Service. 

“It is absolutely amazing the girls have raised that, we are so grateful, we can’t thank them enough,” said Mrs Saw.

“It will help go towards paying for the response car to have its MOT and it is also due a service in April.

“With the way things are at the moment with the pandemic, it’s been hard to raise the funds which keep us going. We have been struggling for money.”

As a CFR, Mrs Saw is called out to medical emergencies to help patients if she is closer than an ambulance crew and will remain at the scene until paramedics take over.

CFRs are trained to use defibrillators, take temperatures, blood pressure and carry out CPR. 

They also teach members of the public how to perform CPR.

On their online fundraising page, Millie and Gracie said they wanted to help the volunteers be able to carry out their life-saving work.

“This is not funded by the NHS and due to Covid, they have not been able to fundraise through any events at all. 

“So Gracie and I would like to help to keep them on the road and helping people in King’s Lynn and surrounding areas in case of emergency,” said Millie

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