Goodie bags for Norfolk paramedics to say thank-you
Over 360 paramedics from across central Norfolk have received free goodie bags as a simple thank-you for their life-saving work by a team from Gateway Vineyard’s 1000 Hours campaign.
The 360 gift bags were made up by two church lifegroups (Al and Reet Evans and Jo and Rick Yallop) with a little extra help from Joel and Esme (adding celebration event invitations).
The bags included some mints, a clip, Alpen bar and hot chocolate sachet as something for their break during a shift. They also contained personal thank-you notes written by young people at Gateway and by the reception classes at Kinsale infant school as one of their kindness class projects.
The bags were handed over to Mark Wrigley, Interim Assistant General Manager – Central Norfolk for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and a colleague, who were surprised at the number of bags made up and really grateful for the thought and effort put into them.
Mark told his staff in an email: “I am sure you will all agree that this is an amazing act of kindness and we are truly privileged that they have chosen to bestow this honour on EEAST, and in particular Central Norfolk.”
The Gateway Vineyard 100 Hours campaign of kindness stretches over the 40 days of Lent and has now topped over 1500 hours.