Unity: Tackling Covid 19 Together

Despite the Lockdown, Unity’s plea for volunteer assistance to help the Andover and Romsey and North Baddesley Primary Care Network’s to support the Covid Vaccination programme is paying dividends. Individuals from up and down the length and breadth of Test Valley have offered their services and registered as volunteers.

This week, the programme in both towns started in earnest and on Thursday 7th January, Unity announced that they had formally recruited their 600th Volunteer! To be exact, 633 have been registered today of which 196 are based in the Romsey area and 437 are from the Andover and surrounding areas. Already, around 180 have actively assisted in this programme which had a brief start just before Christmas.

Christianne Ireland, Voluntary Sector Support Manager said:

We have been absolutely astounded by the volunteer response to helping support this vital programme. We have been so impressed with people’s enthusiasm to get the job done. There is nothing better than the volunteer to step up when needed even at an hours’ notice!”

This army of Test Valley Volunteers are providing essential assistance and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to work with the Primary Care Networks, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinicians and the staff as we are all working together to get this important job done. Our thanks go out to them all, said Unity Chief Executive. Terry Bishop

To sign up as a volunteer please visit https://bit.ly/3s5hxZI

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