Volunteer doctor and wife raise £700 for health scheme

Dr Leon Roberts and his wife, Amie. EMN-150324-131158001
Dr Leon Roberts and his wife, Amie. EMN-150324-131158001

A volunteer doctor and his wife has raised over £700 for the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, known as Emics, by running the Lincoln 10k at the weekend.

Dr Leon Roberts, 37, and his wife Amie, 33, from Colsterworth, ran the Lincoln 10k on Sunday to help raise money for Emics, a charity run entirely by volunteers who attend emergency incidents to support staff from the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Dr Roberts said: “Thank you to everyone who has supported us in the Rutland and Stamford area. There was a fantastic atmosphere at the race and we both enjoyed the morning in Lincoln.”

The money raised by the couple will now go towards purchasing new medical equipment for the charity, which responds to emergencies across Rutland, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, helping to save people’s lives.

For more information about the life saving charity visit: http://www.wilmot.biz/emics/