Haddenham COVID Vaccination Programme First Anniversary

12 months enormous effort by Haddenham Volunteers has enabled delivery of 33,000 vaccinations


Haddenham COVID Vaccination Volunteers 1st Anniversary Celebration


The Haddenham COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic opened its doors
at JMW Vicary Pharmacy on 5th March 2021

No-one could have imagined that the programme would still be active
and serving the community 12 months later

Since it started, around 100 local volunteers have been involved in supporting the programme
which has administered an astonishing 33,000 vaccinations in Haddenham

Volunteers Co-ordinator, Martin Andrew, wanted to celebrate the achievements of the last year
and to thank all those involved by holding an Afternoon Tea on the 5th March
the Anniversary of the very first shift

In addition to an array of cakes and savouries baked by many of the volunteers
the owners of Haddenham Pharmacy, Yogesh and Neepa Patel
kindly provided delicious fresh-cooked Indian street food


Lynne Hobbs and Francesca Flaxton helped Martin to organise the event
securing a free venue — (our grateful thanks to Haddenham Scout and Guide Association)
co-ordinating food and inviting MP for Buckingham, Greg Smith to attend

Greg presented Martin with a House of Commons framed Letter of Appreciation
which he accepted on behalf of all the volunteers




Martin had also prepared personalised Certificates to thank each volunteer present at the celebration

Martin said:
"Although we had a good turnout of volunteers and staff from Haddenham Pharmacy
it was a pity that life got in the way of many and prevented them from coming"

"Some were away, others are in self-isolation awaiting operations or those for their partners
and a few are still not comfortable coming to a venue with lots of people and I quite understand that"

"For me it was good to see volunteers who I had only ever seen as eyes above a mask!"

"I offer every volunteer my heartfelt thanks for all you have done
to support the pharmacy's vaccination programme"

"Furthermore, I had no idea how many jabs the vaccinators had done
I thought about 6,500... boy, was I wrong!
I was astonished when local Vaccinator, Joe Kearney informed me
they had administered over 33,000 jabs!"

"And as Yogesh told me, this figure could never have been achieved
without our trusty corps of volunteers. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart"


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