Last year after Eric Roberts became president of UNISON, the London Ambulance Service Branch of UNISON had an idea of making a t-shirt with Eric’s picture on with El Presidente written underneath.
We planned to wear them at the Health and National Delegate Conferences this year whilst Eric was in his Presidency year.
This was going to be a complete surprise to Eric! Sadly, this will now never happen and Eric will never get to see them.
So we have produced these T-Shirts to honour our late President and Branch Secretary of the London Ambulance Service Branch, Eric Roberts and the Mind charity.
Eric chose the Mind Blue Light Programme as his Presidential charity because it is about the welfare of the men and women who work in our emergency services, including the Ambulance Service where Eric worked for 42 years.
Those who work in our emergency services are more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population but are less likely to access support. Mind are experts in mental health and the Blue Light Programme works in partnership with the ambulance, police, search & rescue and fire services to provide practical and positive ways for staff to stay well for work.
All monies raised will be going straight to the charity.
We are asking for at least £10 a shirt. These will be on sale at the TC-Group stall at Health Conference (Liverpool) and with Jon Besserman at the UNISON Communications Stall at National Delegate Conference (Brighton). There is only limited stock available.
Sizes will be Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL and XXXL – buy early to avoid disappointment!
Lastly can I please thank Lorna Killin from MIND and June Anderson from TC-Group for the help and advice that they gave our branch in the production of these.
If you require any other further information please don’t hesitate to contact Eddie Brand, Branch Secretary London Ambulance Service Branch on 07766524972 or Eddie.Brand@lond-amb.nhs.uk