Community mission

We're All Going on a Summer Holiday...! ☀️

2 runners ran to help the Swindon Borough Council in Swindon.

  • Emma Sperring
  • Jason Higgs
Sunday, 8th of August 2021
Led by Emma Sperring

It was great to be back helping out at STEAM 🚂 again, but what a different experience this time around compared to when I last volunteered back in early June. It was a little more frantic today, with younger people in the queue and many attending the 'Pfizer walk-in clinic' wanting their Vaccine Passports before going on their summer holidays. My job was not only to welcome people through the doors and offer out some industrial strength hand sanitiser 😷 but also to check that those wanting their second vaccine had waited at least eight weeks between jabs. This was not always the case so unfortunately it meant some people being turned away temporarily. It's a very busy and interesting job being 'on the door'; for a brief moment I felt like a security guard without the required height!

I had a great morning which went by very quickly, probably because it was very busy with a lot to do! I enjoyed chatting to the other volunteers, some of who are very experienced and volunteer at STEAM every week; others, like myself volunteering every so often. Almost anyone can volunteer at the Vaccination Clinic and I would highly recommend it, even if you only do so once. It gives you a great insight as to what goes on behind the scenes and is very rewarding so keep an eye on the GoodGym Swindon website - we have a regular Community Mission at STEAM so do sign up if you can make it one week. Hope to see you there very soon 💉.

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Emma Sperring
Led by Emma Sperring

Loves parkrun 🌳 Also likes to drink (too much) coffee ☕️ and eat (Alethia’s) home made cakes 😋 🍰 !

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