St John Ambulance in Guernsey has painted a rainbow on the side of one ambulance to ‘spread hope’.

The ambulance had returned from having bodywork repairs and as the usual green and yellow chequered pattern was not available, they decided to paint a rainbow on the side instead.

The rainbow has been a sign of hope throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

We wanted to share some positivity in these challenging times. We’ve had so much support from our community we wanted to give something back. We’ve seen children painting rainbows and putting them up in their windows, so as we weren’t able to get hold of the reflective strips it seemed a great opportunity to use the side of the ambulance rather than leaving it blank. We hope it raises people’s spirits and gives everyone some hope.

Mark Mapp, Chief Ambulance Officer

The work was carried out at no cost to St John as local company, Dowding Signs, did it for free.