Saturday, 21 November 2020 00:00

Random Acts of Kindness for Ambulances

Written by  Lisa Hutchinson
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Random Acts of Kindness for Ambulances

Tommy (4) and Toby (3) have been busy drawing pictures and writing letters (with Mum's help) to send to as many Ambulance Stations as they can as part of Hit the Ambulance - a Facebook Group that began in February 2020 which encourages people to hit Ambulances with Random Acts of Kindness (and as many other services that need recognition, appreciation and a morale boost).

Toby was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2018 after 5 Ambulance rides, Asthma in 2019 and a Chromosome Deletion in 2020, he is due to have an over night stay at Addenbrookes Hospital for a Video EEG, MRI and Lumbar Puncture for his Epilepsy and Dystonia.

As a Family we have a great amount of appreciation not just for the Ambulance Service but the NHS as a whole as well as all Keyworkers not just through out the current Corona Virus Pandemic but all the time, we have sent Random Acts of Kindness to Police Stations, Fire Stations, Bus Stations, Dental Surgeries, GP Surgeries, Schools, Nurseries etc and some have even got in touch to say Thank you which has given Tommy and Toby more of a boost to continue.

First Bus sent some lovely Hi Vis Vests and a letter from Freddie First Bus and 2 Officers from Gorleston Police Station visited us with some colouring sheets, stickers and pencils. We don't give to receive, we never have done but its very nice to be appreciated for what we do.

In the space of a month Tommy and Toby have posted well over 100 letters and pictures to various Ambulance Stations. Generous people are now offering to donate them felt tip pens, paper, envelopes and stamps so they can continue and a large number of people are nominating Ambulance Stations daily.

Tommy and Toby are following in the footsteps of their big Sister Tia who is coming up to 16. In 2011 when Tia was just 6 she set up Tia's Treasures fundraising for various charities by selling her handmade keyrings and bracelets and within 5 years over £10,000 had been raised. Nearly 10 years on and Tia's Treasures is still going strong. We have now funded 17 Seizure Alarms/Monitors and we continue to fundraise for charities such as Young Epilepsy and James Paget University Hospital Raise a Rainbow Appeal.

As well as the fundraising the whole Tia's Treasures Team which consists of Mum (Lisa), Dad (Richard), Alex (17), Tia (15), Adam (11), Jamie (10), Tommy (4) and Toby (3) have been carrying out Random Acts of Kindness for a good few years now so taking part in Hit the Ambulance fits in perfectly.

For more details about Tia's Treasures please see www.tiastreasures.net

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