A kind-hearted Cannon Kirk employee has signed up to be a Covid-19 vaccine volunteer and is set to start work later this month.
Hayden Cook, who is a Buyer for the home builder based in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, will be taking a few days off from his role throughout the next few months to help his local community.
The 51-year-old signed up with the St Johns Ambulance service at the beginning of December, has since completed his training which included learning about safeguarding, to knowing how to move and handle the vaccine.
“The training has ensured I can answer questions from the public during their vaccinations. I am really looking forward to starting my first session. I feel happy to be able to help and give something back to our NHS,” he said.
Mr Cook, who is married and has a 14-year-old son, has been working throughout the pandemic from home for house builder Cannon Kirk. He said his family are very proud of him stepping up to volunteer for something so important to the whole community.
“It’s something I just knew I had to do and I can’t wait to get started. Over the last few months I’ve been collecting shopping and prescriptions for a few shielding friends and family and it’s been something I’ve just felt I had to do. It’s been a hard year for us all and it will be great to know I’ve been a part of the Vaccine roll-out.”
Mandy Lott, sales manager for Cannon Kirk Homes said: “Hayden has been working with us for the past three years and we always knew he had a very kind and caring side to him. When he asked us if we would be happy for him to have a few days in the month to volunteer we didn’t even have to think twice in saying yes.
“We are really proud of him for doing this and hope that it goes well. We can’t wait to hear about his first few shifts and we all are looking forward to life being able to return to normal, thanks to people like Hayden giving their time in doing so,” she said.
Mr Cook, who will be doing his first few shifts at the centre in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, added he would advise others to sign up to help volunteer ‘in a heartbeat’.