The winners of a South East Coast Ambulance Service, (SECAmb), competition which saw children send in colourful designs to feature on the side of an ambulance, have had the chance to view the completed vehicles in person.

A total of 12 ambulances will feature the winner’s designs. Three ambulances in Sussex will feature the design of four-year year old Alicia Worsley from St Leonards, while the colourful designs from Kent winner, 10-year-old Riley Latham from Herne Bay and six-year-old Hazel Chatwin from Worcester Park, will be seen on the roads of Kent and Surrey respectfully.

SECAmb Operational Team Leader from Hastings, Neville Bettley, whose idea it was to hold the competition, visited each winner with the vehicles.

SECAmb Chief Executive Philip Astle said: “I’m delighted to see the final results of this competition and I’m really pleased we were able to implement Neville’s suggestion. The support we always receive from the public and the community, but especially so in recent weeks, has been really appreciated. I hope that our three winners enjoyed seeing their creations made large scale in person and I’d like to thank every child who took the time to submit an entry.”

The remainder of the wrapped vehicles will be completed in the coming days. Anyone who spots one of the ambulances, and is able to safely and appropriately do so, is invited take a photo and post it to social media along with the hashtag #SECAmbRainbows

SECAmb would like to thank a number of companies and organisations for funding the project. The Trust is very grateful for donations from Acetech, Terrafix, MJD Light Brothers, R&J Motors, Sawyers and Vision Unique Equipment Ltd.