Our very own Fleet Manager, Michael (Mickey) Ashcroft recently signed up to the NHS Volunteer Responder scheme along with a phenomenal 600,000 other people from across the UK to support the NHS and their local communities.
Mickey, who lives in Leigh and is still working full-time supporting the business is now a Community Responder Volunteer. He signed up to the scheme as he wanted to support the most vulnerable people in his local community and protect the NHS throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
In his own words:
“It’s times like these, that we need to be unselfish and think of others who are less fortunate than ourselves, who may be struggling or suffering in this current virus hit climate. When I saw how hard the brave NHS staff are working, first hand, as a very close family member is a nurse on the frontline at Bolton hospital, I thought that it was the least I could do to try to help.”
Mickey wants to encourage as many vulnerable and in-need people in his local area to get in touch with him and the rest of the 20 strong local volunteer group. The community volunteers can help with collecting and delivering prescriptions, essential shopping items or just someone to talk to, for people who are self-isolating through the pandemic.
If you are struggling to get the things you need or need someone to talk to, please contact the community responder volunteers in your local area to help you during this pandemic, they are ready and eager to support.
You can do this by calling 0808 196 3646 or visiting www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk.
We salute our NHS staff, Carers, Key Workers and all the volunteers out there – what an amazing effort!