Over the past 6 months, our fantastic team have been busy providing numerous hours of support to the NHS and Royal Voluntary Service. From working in busy A & E Departments to supporting the Mass Vaccination rollout, our team have logged over 1,350 voluntary hours to support their communities in the ‘Fight against Covid’.
When Rafael Guerrero (PIDS Lead Engineer), Paula Partington (Head of HR) and Denise Pudner (Payroll & Office Manager), heard the call out for volunteers, they instantly signed up to the Royal Voluntary Service to offer their support. Their motivation, to give back to their local communities and to help those in need. Rafael and Paula have given up their days off to volunteer to make a difference.
Rafael said, “It feels great to take part in this national effort to fight against COVID and to allow us to return to some sort of normality.”
Chloé Farmer (Marketing & Communications Manager) has also supported the Nationwide Vaccination efforts by being a Volunteer Vaccinator. As part of her role as a First Aider with St. John Ambulance Chloé underwent training to administer vaccines to support the Nationwide Vaccination efforts. In addition to this, Chloé has provided Chesterfield A & E Department with numerous hours of support.
Chloé said, “I am really proud to be part of our nations fight back against COVID-19. I have been able to see first-hand the positive impact the Vaccination Programme is having. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work in a busy A & E environment and at the Derby Arena. I would highly recommend volunteering as a way to gain new skills and meet people that you may never have crossed paths with before.”
Peter (Chief Commercial Officer) provides support to the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes. Peter said, “As a blood biker I’m pleased to provide support to the NHS transporting blood, breast milk, cytotoxic drugs and other urgent supplies, free of charge to the NHS to ensure they have all the resources they need in the right place at the right time.”
Neil Truan, Managing Director said, “The efforts of our BMc volunteers have been admirable and I am extremely proud of the commitment and dedication they have demonstrated to their local communities whilst still performing the demands of their day jobs. On behalf of all at BMc, I would like to thank them all for their efforts in supporting so many during the pandemic.”
For information about volunteering opportunities, check out the links below: