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Oxford United staff volunteer to help the NHS

8 April 2020

Oxford United staff may have been furloughed but it doesn’t mean they aren’t helping in the community right now.

Many of our longer-serving fans received calls from the backroom staff yesterday, others will be hearing from them over the next few days as well, just to check that they are safe and well at home. Peter Rhoades-Brown told us:
 
"It's been great to talk to people and see how they are getting along. We volunteered and are all helping out and making calls and it has been really nice to have that contact with the supporters once again."
 
Several staff are also helping in a more practical way as Corporate Sales Executive Adam Harris told us
 
“I think most people want to do all they can to help at the moment so I went online and registered as a volunteer for the NHS. I heard back from them yesterday and am really happy to have been given the chance to work alongside them. There are all sorts of ways you could help and for me it may be calling round to offer support, or right now delivering medicines and supplies around where I live.
 
“I was really happy to get the call and can’t wait to get started.”
 
Safety Officer Michelle Walton is currently going through the same process and hoping to play her part
 
“Like Adam, I saw the appeal for helpers and put my name down straight away. I’m hoping that my medical and first aid training can be of some use whatever is needed, I’m more than happy to help.”
 
The NHS volunteer helpline is currently closed due the huge number of people wanting to help but there must be other ways in which YOU can make a difference right now. Call a Mate, check on a relative.
 
Stay safe, but help each other.

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