Coronavirus Kent: South East Coast Ambulance Service launches competition for children to design rainbow for ambulances

Children in Kent are being encouraged to take part in an art competition which could see their rainbow design appear on the side of a frontline ambulance.

South East Coast Ambulance service has launched the initiative.

Rainbow drawing have become a symbol of hope during the coronavirus outbreak with children designing pictures for their windows
Rainbow drawing have become a symbol of hope during the coronavirus outbreak with children designing pictures for their windows

It is looking for drawings which incorporate a rainbow, the NHS log and a supportive public message.

Rainbows have become a symbol of hope since the coronavirus outbreak began with children and families adorning the fronts of their homes and businesses with artwork to show their support for frontline workers.

A small judging panel will choose three winning designs, which will be placed on four ambulances in each of the three counties served by the Trust - Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The competition is open to children aged 11 or under who live within SECAmb’s region.

The Trust would like to put the winning designs on 12 of its vehicles across the fleet
The Trust would like to put the winning designs on 12 of its vehicles across the fleet

The concept was the brainchild of operational team leader Neville Bettley.

He said: “We’ve had overwhelming support from the public and I thought this would be a way we could express our thanks. We see so many great pictures of rainbows as we go about our work and I’m really pleased that the Trust has been able to take this forward.”

Entries should be on A4 paper and sent via email to NHSrainbow@secamb.nhs.uk by 5pm on Friday, April 24. The email must also include the child’s name, age and address, so that at least one of the four ambulances in each winner’s county can be based as near to their home as possible.

Winners will be notified by Friday, May 1 and the Trust has said it will look at ways in which it can share and use entries which do not make the top three.

Have you seen our latest poster to download and colour which thanks the NHS whilst also marking this Thursday's St George's Day? Get your copy by clicking here.

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