The volunteer emergency doctors’ charity, East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme has been given a donation by a historic charity.
The donation came from the Frederick Ingle Charities, which this year marks its centenary.
Frederick left a legacy to the village when he died 102 years ago and the charities were formed to distribute the money.
Colsterworth is the home of one of the volunteer doctors from EMICS, Dr Leon Roberts, who is also the senior medical officer at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore.
The trustees of the charities feel that Frederick would have strongly approved of the work that “local lad Dr Roberts “and his colleagues do in helping to save lives across the region and were very happy to give their support with the donation of £300.
A spokesman for the charities said: “EMICS is an excellent scheme that benefits the whole community and we feel our donation would meet with Frederick’s approval. We provided one apprentice with tools and boots and it is entirely appropriate that we are similarly equipping an EMICS doctor!”