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St John staff 'Hit' by random act of kindness by young fans

St John staff 'Hit' by random act of kindness by young fans

Wednesday 13 January 2021

St John staff 'Hit' by random act of kindness by young fans


Guernsey’s Emergency Ambulance Service is the latest organisation in the British Isles to be ‘Hit’ by two young ambulance supporters who are sending out random acts of kindness.

Three-year-old Toby from Norfolk and his older brother Tommy have already written 300 letters and sent drawings and photos.

They plan to complete their ‘Hits’ challenge before International Hit Day 2021 in November. The pair were inspired by the Facebook group ‘Hit the Ambulance’, which encourages people to show their support for frontline emergency crews by leaving random acts of kindness on the doors handles of ambulances.

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Pictured: St John Guernsey's Deputy Chief Officer Dean de la Mare said the random acts of kindness had been greatly appreciated by staff. 

The social media group has 74,000 members and features photos of ambulances and other emergency vehicles with gifts such as food or cards left by well-wishers.

Dean de la Mare, Deputy Chief Ambulance Officer in Guernsey, said St John staff had been "very honoured" to receive the letter and drawings from the two boys. 

"It is nice to know our work, and the work of our ambulance colleagues elsewhere, is appreciated. They have obviously been very busy preparing for their challenge and I wish them well incompleting their ‘hits’. They are an inspirational pair and I’m sure their random acts of kindness are also greatly appreciated by all of those working in the frontline in the UK.”

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