Saying thank you to the #ChildrenofEEAST

Date: 22 July 2020

Young boy holding a thank you badge for the #ChildrenOfEEAST campaign

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is saying a special thank you to the children of its staff for their patience and understanding during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trust Chief Executive, Dorothy Hosein is sending personalised letters and pin badges to the sons and daughters of any member of staff or volunteer who requests one.

Called #ChildrenofEEAST, the initiative is designed to acknowledge and thank youngsters whose parents may have worked extra hours or had to juggle home schooling with shifts during the pandemic.


George Salter holding his badge for the #ChildrenOfEEAST campaign

Chief Executive, Dorothy Hosein said: “We know how important it is to acknowledge and thank our fantastic staff and generous volunteers for everything they do on behalf of our patients, but wanted to extend that sentiment to their children too.

“Many of our staff made huge sacrifices during the pandemic. We have seen some great examples of people going above and beyond, and really do appreciate all of their efforts.

“But it is important to remember that this has been a frightening and stressful time for children too. While many youngsters have been off school and taught by their parents, those of key workers have continued to attend. The children of our employees will have heard about their friend’s mums and dads getting extra time with them while staying home all day, when their parents have continued to work and, in many cases, take on extra hours.

“We hope that this small gesture will go a small way towards thanking them for letting us have a little bit more of their parent’s time during the height of the pandemic.”

  • Summary:

    The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is saying a special thank you to the children of its staff for their patience and understanding during the coronavirus pandemic.