Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has put his support behind the Awesome Movement, which encourages members of the public to show their appreciation for the emergency services.
The movement came about in 2018 after a rude note was left on the windscreen of an ambulance that was parked so that it could attend to a patient.
Members of the public are encouraged to show their appreciation for the work that the emergency services do, whether it’s stopping them in the street to say “Thank you”, buying them a coffee, leaving a kind note on the windscreen of an ambulance or writing a letter to their local Emergency Services.
This follows a recent wave of publicity surrounding assaults on members of the emergency services. In 2018, there were 26,295 reported assaults on the police, 933 on firefighters, 2,600 on paramedics and 948 on NHS nurses.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“The Awesome Movement is a fantastic idea.
“It is shocking how many members of our emergency services are attacked or abused whilst carrying out their work. These are the people who save our lives and they deserve our respect, admiration and appreciation.
“In the spirit of the Awesome Movement, I’d like to say how incredibly grateful I am to the amazing police officers, firefighters, paramedics and NHS staff who do such a great job for people in Denton and Reddish.”