The Tameside & Glossop NHS vaccine team based at Manchester Etihad have taken their work to another level over the last 12 months rolling out vaccines whilst fundraising for local mental health services at the same time.
As staff and volunteers became involved in the vaccine role out across Gtr Manchester, Alan Hill who’s been involved from the beginning, started making name badges for people and asking for donations to support Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind (TOG Mind).
What started out as 10 badges initially, became over 1400 badges created by Alan, with staff and volunteers donating to the cause when receiving them. Through generous donations the team have collectively raised £1677, helping ensure more people locally can access different types of mental health and wellbeing support.
Alan Hill (right) and Jason Bromley from TOG Mind at the Mass Vaccination Centre at the Etihad Tennis Centre.
Jason from TOG Mind, who joined the vaccine team recently to provide some wellbeing sessions and find out more about Alan’s journey said “Myself and everyone at TOG Mind are blown away by the kind donations and the work and dedication Alan has put in to help support his colleagues and of course mental health at a local level. He really has gone above and beyond whilst helping to roll out vaccines to help keep us all safe.
To find out more about TOG Mind, local wellbeing support and training or fundraising options, you can contact our office on 0161 330 9223.