Ian Broady can be usually found in the Maintenance Department at Halewood but during his furlough period he has spent his time volunteering, home schooling and even managing to find time to squeeze in some sunbathing!
Ian wanted to volunteer as it felt like the right thing to do, the NHS have provided care to Ian’s family and millions of others over the years and it was time to give something back. Ian’s mother is 82 years young, so the family are helping her stay at home by shopping for her and getting her what she needs. Ian knows there are some people who don’t have family to help them, so he wanted to do his bit.
Ian has found volunteering extremely rewarding he picks medication up from the local pharmacy to deliver to patients houses. Whilst exercising social distancing Ian likes to have a quick natter with each of the patients he visits as he finds they often haven’t seen someone for a while and he knows it helps their wellbeing.
The pharmacy are also really grateful to Ian as this is a new process which is really supporting the most vulnerable people in our society and couldn’t be done without kind-hearted people like Ian.
Ian told us, “It feels good to be a part of something and to make a difference however small an impact it may have. I would encourage others to do the same.”