A Pride to be proud of!

Date: 30 July 2018

Norwich Pride 2018

A huge thanks goes out to some of our inspiring staff and volunteers who helped transform Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens into a Pride 2018 success.

 

More than 1,500 people visited the stand set up by south-east Essex Student Paramedic Benjamin Mudd, Nick Jones, a leader in the Trust’s control rooms, Safeguarding Lead Anna Price, and Bury St Edmunds CFR Mandy Innis during the event on Saturday.

 

Deputy Director of Service Delivery (East) Karl Edwards also visited to lend his support.

Bunting and homemade posters adorned ambulance vehicles, and a trolley stretcher was creatively used as a stand with blankets and resus Annies close by. They handed out some free merchandise, sticking plasters, gave advice on heat rash, and supported as a ‘running call’ to help a nearby patient. The team also joined the 1pm parade, sandwiched between the police and a samba band!

 

Benjamin said: “We spoke to people of all ages - there were many with personal stories about their experiences with the ambulance service, all positive.

 

“Quite a few youngsters confidently told us that the ‘heart was for pumping blood’, and all day we were telling and showing people what to do in a cardiac arrest with CPR demos and cheering them on through their own efforts. 

 

“We had an epic day and we hope the Trust finds value in our efforts and a warm thanks for all of you that supported us.”

  • Summary:

    A huge thanks goes out to some of our inspiring staff and volunteers who helped transform Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens into a Pride 2018 success.