Shining a Light - Blue Light Day
Hundreds of people enjoyed the Blue Light Day in Central Park, Boston on Saturday, October 13.
The emergency services made up of H M Coastguard, LIVES, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, Lincolnshire Police, Air Ambulance, St John's Ambulance, Lowland Rescue and Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue turned out to provide a family day out for all to enjoy.
Children could sit on the Police bike, set off the sirens and even have a go at driving in the Road Safety Partnership's driving simulator. St John's was providing CPR training and recruiting volunteers. H M Coastguards were providing demonstrations with equipment used in their line of duty. Sam's House provided free family crafts themed around the emergency services day for kids to complete and take home. There was the chance to dress up as a Police Officer and kids could hold the shield from the Tactical support unit with Lincolnshire Police.
Lincolnshire Police Bear's Bella and Bobby came out to greet children and provided great photo opportunities. Boston Volunteer Police Cadets were on hand to assist people at the event and provided support for Bella and Bobby.
Lincolnshire Police hosted a marathon with their Mini Police to raise monies for local charities with over seventy children taking part in the race around Central Park.
The event was organised by Boston Borough Council in association with Lincolnshire Police. Event lead, Kamila Nowinska, Boston's Community Safety Officer, said 'I am so pleased to see so many people turn out and give children the opportunity to see what the emergency services do.' Police spokesman PC Tim Newell said 'Absolutely fantastic event, it has exceeded all expectations great to see all the families and kids giving up their Saturday to come and experience and see for themselves what it entails to be part of the emergency services.'