Copies of the New Testament have been donated to ambulance crews in an offering of support and advice.
The Bibles were presented to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) by Gideons International and local chaplains at the Trust’s Cambourne HQ on Wednesday, December 12.
West Sector Lead for EEAST, Dave Fountain said: ”I want to thank Gideons and our chaplains for their work in what is a very special gesture at what is a special time of year for all of us.
“We wanted our staff to be able to freely access information no matter what faith they choose to follow.”
Bishop of Bedford, Rt Rev Richard Atkinson, chaplain Linda Logan, and Vic and Sue Russell from Gideons met with Geoff Harris and Board members on the day to talk about their work with the ambulance and the wider community.
Vic Russell from Gideons said: “We hope that these [the bibles] will be there for the ambulance staff as they are at the front end of the most serious incidents. They do their job professionally but it will, no doubt affect them on the inside so we hope the books provide them with help and guidance in these times.”
The 1,200 bibles will be placed in stations across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.