A paramedic was spotted and filmed picking up litter in a KFC car park in the blazing sunshine on Wednesday afternoon.
The NHS first responder, Terry Short, was seen to park his Rapid Response Vehicle in the Mecca Binge car park in Hartlepool – just a stone’s throw from the fast food restaurant which recently reopened.
Since the video was posted on Hartlepool News & Alerts, it’s transpired that paramedic Terry is raising money for the NHS’ COVID-19 appeal by having NHS engraved into the back of his hair. He’s raised over £1,000 so far.
Followers of the page on Facebook instantly launched an attack on the man filming the video, but Hartlepool News & Alerts admins soon clarified that he had young children in the car with him.
Commenting below the video, an admin wrote: “They’ve apologised for not helping but they couldn’t leave the children alone.
“They wanted this video shared to get the paramedic some credit that is rightly deserved and to show that even in the midst of a pandemic people will still litter which could help spread the virus!”
Find out more about Terry’s ‘Corona Cut’, or donate on Just Giving here.
While you are here…
We pride ourselves on reporting on what is happening on the front line of the emergency services, armed forces and NHS. Our in-house team of reporters are all former emergency services, armed forces or NHS staff.
But during these challenging times, we need the help of our readers and supporters to bring you the national stories which matter; stories which many sections of the mainstream media simply are just not interested in.
We aim to challenge the negative spin, created by some sections of the mainstream media who seem to love nothing more than to undermine the work of our emergency services.
But we cannot do this, without your help.
If you would like to become a donor, then please click on the link below. Any amount will be much appreciated; whether a one-off payment or a reoccurring monthly one.
TODAY’S TOP VIDEO:
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of our readers.
And remember, if you have a service, product or job vacancy that you would like to promote to our large readership, then you can buy advertising space in our articles.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.