Helping the Covid Vaccination Programme

February 2021

Congratulations to AAE Company Director Rachael Archer for training to become a Vaccination Care Volunteer (COVID-19 vaccinations) as part of the NHS St John Ambulance Vaccination Team.

An existing NHS Volunteer Responder we are really proud of Rachael for stepping forward for this important new role.

In the early 90’s Rachael left her nursing job within the NHS to join Archer Electrical and was instrumental in the development of the family electrical business during its infancy.

In March 2020 Rachael’s compassion for the NHS and for helping others she re-joined as a Healthcare Assistant, following the completion of rigorous interviews and re-training she worked part time to help with the strain on the NHS during the Pandemic.

Rachael has also assisted with the delivering of coronavirus swabs from Lings Bar Hospital and various care homes to the lab at Queens Medical Centre.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have also benefited from Rachael’s voluntary work, a cause very close to Rachael’s family’s heart, she is a CAMHS parent2parent peer support worker, listening and providing empathy and support to parents and carers of a loved one with an eating disorder.

“Thank you so much for being on duty over Christmas and New Year. We know that it has made a massive difference to the people you have supported, being on duty and ready to help really matters. People near you urgently need help to get their food and medicine now we are in national lockdown again. This includes many who are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. By helping these people stay at home and avoid the virus you are also reducing the pressure on our NHS”
Thanks, as always, for your continued support,

Rebecca Kennelly MBE
Director of Volunteering, Royal Voluntary Service