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Rockley staff volunteering during pandemic

Rockley staff, Emma, Kate and Sue tell us how they have been volunteering their time and services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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There’s a lot going on at the moment for so many households across the country and indeed the world. We’ve all been caught out by something unimaginable and are all learning to adapt in whatever capacity we can. To say this is a learning curve is somewhat of an understatement. For many, juggling home-schooling with working and looking out for loved ones is no mean feat. At Rockley we have some of the most amazing staff who do some of the most amazing things. Today we feature three of the team who are volunteering their services and supporting both the NHS and their local communities. When we clap for the NHS and our key workers every Thursday, we are also clapping for the countless volunteers who are making a huge difference to the lives of those around them. So, thank you NHS, Emma, Kate, Sue and all the other volunteers for everything you are doing. 

Emma - Marketing 

“I have signed up as an NHS volunteer responder and am helping people in my local area to get their food, prescriptions and essential items. I am very aware of the large percentage of people in my village who are within the high-risk categories and wanted to be able to do something for them.”

 

 

Kate - Office Manager

“I am signed up as an NHS Volunteer Responder to collect and deliver prescriptions or shopping to those in isolation or who cannot get out of their homes for whatever reason. 

I am also shopping and collecting prescriptions for about five or six of our church fellowship who are unable to go out as they are elderly. I phone round about 15 people from our fellowship, mainly elderly or those who have health issues just for a chat a couple of times each week as many of them don’t have access to computers to join in with our Zoom services.

With neither of the girls at home I have the time to help others and I enjoy keeping in touch with people. From the reactions of those I am keeping an eye on they enjoy our chats too as they are really missing the fellowship they have through various church activities!"

Sue - Café Supervisor

“I wanted to do something to help make a difference to the people who are working on the front line so I rustled up a small team and there are now 13 of us sewing bags, scrubs, headbands & masks. It feels like a team war effort to us. We have delivered 1037 bags so far along with 151 head bands and countless masks. We need to all do our bit, and this is part of mine.”

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