Volunteers' Week 01 - 07 June

A time to say thanks: Recognising the contribution of volunteers to communities around the UK.

Volunteers’ Week takes place between 01 - 07 June every year and is a time to recognise and thank volunteers.

During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around Halton and Warrington have taken the time to volunteer, and have made a huge difference to people and their communities – just as they do every year.

Everyone at NHS Halton CCG and NHS Warington CCG would like to say thank you, to recognise volunteers that helped during the last 12 months and to thank those who usually volunteer but have not been able to because of the pandemic.

The CCGs and wider health partners could not do our jobs without our amazing volunteers.

 

Dr Ash Ahluwalia, Clinical Director for South Warrington Network (SWaN) and GP Partner at Stockton Heath Medical Centre said: "The volunteers have been a great addition to the vaccination programme and without their help it would not have been successful.

"They have been tireless working with us, giving up their time and being so dedicated.

"They have been very professional and have helped in so many ways, from directing patients, to helping the elderly, monitoring patients, sanitising, showing empathy, and just be there for patients to talk to - the list could go on.

"I am truly grateful for their sacrifice and dedication and would heap as much praise as I could for their enormous help. They have become part of our team now and a true asset to us.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

 

Along with her dedicated team of vaccinators, administrators, and volunteers, Dr Laura Mount, Clinical Director for Central and West Warrington Network (CWWN) and GP Partner at Folly Lane Medical Centre led the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme at the Orford Jubilee Hub.

This Volunteers' Week, Dr Mount wanted to extend her gratitude to all those who volunteered their time to help the fight against COVID-19: "Our volunteers at the vaccine clinic are vital. They greet patients and ensure that they are safe and following the correct processes.

"They go above and beyond for people and are very valued by staff and patients.

Many have devoted hundreds of hours of their time and are very much a part of our team."

 

Volunteers are always active at the heart of every UK community. The coronavirus pandemic has rightly raised the profile of volunteering and more people than ever are aware of the immense contribution being made every single day by the UK’s volunteers.

That is why, on this 38th annual #VolunteersWeek, and during the #MonthOfCommunity, it’s time to say: thank you, volunteers!

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