South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) will once again show its support for the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal with a special design on the side of its ambulances.

Vehicles across the Trust’s fleet will carry poppy stickers with an additional 12 ambulances, across the Trust’s Kent, Sussex and Surrey region, featuring a larger remembrance design on the side.

The vehicles will be out on the road from this week.

SECAmb Chief Executive, Philip Astle, said: “The poppy is a symbol of our remembrance to those, civilian and military alike, who have died in wars over the years.  We will remember them all and the Poppy wraps on our ambulances are a visual sign of that remembrance.”

“Of course, the ambulance service continues to have strong links with the armed forces with many staff, including myself, having had previous careers in the forces and others continuing to serve as reservists.

“I would like to thank our fleet department for arranging the specially-liveried vehicles. It’s sadly the case that this year, the many public gatherings which would have taken place, cannot because of the pandemic. I am glad we are able to show our support in this way and I know many staff will support the Poppy Appeal, Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day privately.”