The week before Christmas Nursling Men’s Shed were contacted by Unity (an umbrella Charity organisation acting for the local Health Authority) and asked if we could help with the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Of course we could, several of our members have now turned out for four sessions of car park marshalling and parking, meeting and greeting and sanitising chairs, not particularly onerous duties but we were so pleased to be able to help in any way.
The patients arriving for their jab were in some cases so frail and poorly, but they were all very grateful and positive, and even for the menial jobs we were doing there was a constant chorus of ’thankyou’s’, It was really uplifting and certainly improved our own wellbeing.
We are booked in to do a similar duties at very short notice as soon as more vaccines are available.
As you can see from the photo it was brass monkey’s outside.
We are now looking forward to our eighth and ninth days of volunteering and some of our members have done multiple sessions. If you can, then ask your local GP”S or Health Authority what your Shed can do to help, its all we can do at the moment.
Vaccine Bandits – Graham, Fred Brian, Richard and Julian.