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Brooke's bench boost!

BEING rushed off your feet is part-and-parcel of life on an ambulance crew and it sure makes you appreciate the chance to sit down for five minutes. Now staff at the Stranraer depot can take a well-deserved break in style thanks to young Brooke Stewart. Brooke, 8, a pupil at Minnigaff Primary, has been very keen to hear all about ambulance work. Her mum Dana has a long-time schoolfriend – Sam Wright – who's now a paramedic based at Stranraer. Says Dana: 'Brooke had done things for Sam such as making a NHS rainbow painted stone for her. "Then she said; "Can we donate a bench for Sam?" The family run Greengrass Landscaping & Garden Furniture, but it has been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown – as have so many firms. 'We thought it about it,' says Dana, 'and decided we'd do what we could.' So now Stranraer has its bench – that's Brooke pictured trying it out with paramedics Sarah, Andrea and Sam – and now tonight the plan is to present Newton Stewart ambulance station with a bench too. Brooke's not a girl to sit back when there's a good cause to be supported!

<< back Published: 15 May 2020, 12:15

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