I am from Crewe with a Sociology degree from Bangor University. I worked for BR and various IT companies before retiring in 2017.
Yesterday, 4 fabulous GoodGym members went along to support the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine programme in Crewe.
Their role was to marshal the car park and guide patients as they arrived for their vaccines, which they did with a smile despite it being so cold.
Once again, some of the most vulnerable and elderly people from our community arrived for their vaccines and it was our job to guide and assist them into car parking spaces and into the building, offering assistance where needed.
Once again, it was an honour and privilege to be involved in something of this magnitude and something so vital.
Well done GG Crewe. You’re all Community Heroes!! ❤️
As Crewe embarks on rolling out the national COVID-19 vaccination programme, Goodgym have been enlisted to help with marshaling in the car park as patients arrive for their vaccinations. Once again, this session will see the vaccine administered to the elderly and most vulnerable patients in our area.
It will be our job to guide cars into the parking spaces and then signpost the patients from the front door to the vaccination pods. Once vaccinated, it will be guiding patients to the 15 min waiting area , then the exit and possibly assisting patients back to their car.
It will be outdoors, so wrap up warm. PPE and high viz vests will be provided. We have been asked to arrive half an hour before the vaccinations actually start and this has been taken into account on the start time listed.
Going forward, volunteers may have the opportunity to take on other roles such as immunising.
I think this is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in such a huge national effort.
*** With the highly important nature of this task, please don't sign up for it unless you are certain you can commit. Thank you***
Norwich GoodGym hosted the first GoodGym (not)parkrun, GoodGym Stockport were the hosts for the second week of the national GoodGym (not)parkrun on Saturday 16th.
Colchester GoodGym will be the host for week 3 on Saturday 23rd January.
GoodGym (not)parkrun is being hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, improve your fitness and keep that parkrun spirit going.
You can run or walk, whatever you prefer, from wherever you are in the country.
Everyone is very welcome to join!
Please remember to follow all Covid rules and guidelines on your run, keep safe, be socially-distanced and keep moving!
Just relish being out there.
You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form.
Thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not) parkrun events. To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.
The first GoodGym (not)parkrun saw an amazing 76 GoodGym runners across the UK take part. Hopefully that total was broken on week 2.
If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie of yourself or the scenery on the route and send it to me. My WhatsApp is 07890914806. As ever Ian
Last Thursday, 2 amazing members braved hours in the pouring rain to support the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine programme in Crewe.
Their role was to marshal the car park and guide patients as they arrived for their vaccines, which they did with a smile despite being rained upon!
Once again, some of the most vulnerable and elderly people from our community arrived for their injections and it was Maurice & Rob’s job to guide and assist them into car parking spaces and into the building.
Once again, it was an honour and privilege to be involved in something of this magnitude. Rob and Maurice both really enjoyed the opportunity and I know they’ll be back for more (in fact, I think they’ve already signed up!).
Well done to you both. You’re Community Heroes!! ❤️