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Saint Catherine’s volunteers help support vaccine effort

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Saint Catherine’s volunteers help support vaccine effort

February 9th 2021

Volunteers from Saint Catherine’s will be helping to support a new vaccination centre in Scarborough.

The centre at Scarborough Rugby Club will be offering vaccinations to patients from eight Scarborough and Filey GP practices. Patients will be invited to attend by their own surgery in due course.

The centre was set up following collaboration between the Rugby Club, Scarborough Borough Council and the GP practices.

Saint Catherine’s was asked if its volunteers would be willing to help out with the vaccination effort and act as marshals at the vaccination centre.

Tracy Calcraft, income and business services director, said: “We have over 500 volunteers on our books and we know that many are keen to help out in any way they can. We have been overwhelmed with the positive response from our existing volunteers so far, with a number of shifts already filled. Thank you to everyone who has offered their time.

“We are also looking to welcome any new volunteers who would like to help with the vaccination effort.”

Volunteer Helen Neal said: “It feels really good to be able to help out. This is my first day and it’s really well organised.”

There will be four-hour shifts available, between the hours of 8am and 8pm, seven days a week.

Volunteers, old and new, can register their interest and ask for more details by emailing vaccinevolunteers@saintcatherines.org.uk

Any local businesses who would like to support the effort by donating refreshments, biscuits or snacks for the volunteers can email this address and leave their details.

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