So last week, we shared an article about a group that had been set up on social media called ‘Hit The Ambulance’.
The aim of the group was to show our emergency ambulance service just how much we love them and just how much we appreciate their lifesaving work.
The group was a success and now has over 17,000 members.
‘Hitting’ an ambulance means leaving a gesture of goodwill on an emergency ambulance – something like a bar of chocolate etc.
Over 100 people, many of whom said that they were in the ambulance service, commented on the article and said what a great idea they thought it was.
But we also had a few messages in response to a question that we asked about how we can extend this ‘movement’ to other sections of the emergency services/NHS etc.
One of the messages sent into us suggested that we should set up a group called ‘Hit The Heroes’ and extend the gesture of goodwill to all sections of the emergency services & NHS; so that is precisely what we have done!
The group, called ‘Hit The Heroes (With Random Acts Of Kindness)’ is a place where members of the public can come and earn ‘points’ for ‘hitting’ an emergency vehicle (or a military one that is spotted out and about) with a random act of kindness.