Volunteers' Week: NHS Trafford CCG thanks to everyone who supports our NHS

At a time when kindness and selflessness is more important than ever, NHS Trafford CCG is saying a big “thank you” to everyone who has gone out of their way to help our NHS and others.

This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), the CCG is celebrating the kindness of individuals and communities as thousands of people volunteer to help those in need.

Throughout the year volunteers provide vital support to our communities that help people to stay well, or live independently at home. Whether it is running classes to help people stay active, befriending those who are at risk of feeling isolated, or sharing their experiences to help improve local health services, we are grateful to volunteers for all they do.

Martyn Pritchard, Accountable Officer at the CCG, said

“In these unprecedented times, we have seen an outpouring of support and kindness in our communities. Through your selfless care, our NHS services have been able to focus on treating those who are most unwell, and save lives.

“Whether it is doing the shopping for a vulnerable neighbour, helping people stay in touch, or office colleagues who’ve put themselves forward to work on the frontline, we want to thank you.”

Supporting and influencing the NHS in Trafford

This sense of community is inspiring and something we all hope will continue and can be built on. We would encourage anyone who wants to give back to the NHS to consider joining our Public Reference and Advisory Board or sign up to receive updates about ways to get involved in helping to shape plans to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Trafford by attending focus groups or completing surveys by emailing tracy.clarke8@nhs.net.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities throughout Greater Manchester visit https://volunteergm.org/

At a time when demand and expectations of those working for our health and care services has been at its highest, and throughout the year, your kindness really makes a difference. Thank you.
Posted on Wednesday 3rd June 2020