The Andover vaccination Clinic staff and volunteers were delighted last week when a surprise donation from Tesco’s was delivered to them during their shift at the Lights.
Unbeknown to them, several of the regular volunteers, Sally Baker, Martin Baziers, and Sian Wearn, wondered if there might be the possibility of giving out bottled water and or fruit juices to any patients who might feel unwell after their vaccination.
Sian Wearn who worked for Tesco in Andover offered to approach her Manager as she was relocating to Southampton at the end of the month this was a good opportunity to “give something back”.
Simon Andrews, the Andover Extra Manager stated that he was “more than happy to help such a good cause that is helping our local community”.
Christianne Ireland, Voluntary Sector Support manager from Unity arrived at the Andover store and was met by Sheryl the Tesco Checkout Manager and was instructed to fill a trolley of goods up to the value of £50, for Volunteers and patients. Christianne stated “ What a wonderful gesture and I know that it will be enjoyed by all”.
Terry Bishop, Unity CEO stated “We have been bowled over by the generosity of local supermarkets. The Volunteers turn out in all weathers to support this wonderful programme, and the donations are just a great recognition for all that they are doing, it also means that if anyone does feel unwell there is sustenance at hand”.
Cheryl on behalf of all the staff at Tesco Extra, Andover, wanted to say “Thank you for the incredible job that all the Unity Volunteers are doing at the Vaccination Clinics”.
Photo – Sheryl and another Tesco employee scanning the collection of bottled waters, juices, and a variety of individually wrapped biscuits
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