Aston Villa Women players and staff have volunteered for the NHS amid the Coronavirus crisis.

Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy


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A number of players and staff from the Aston Villa Women and their regional talent centres have today volunteered to aid the National Health Service as it struggles to cope with the Coronavirus crisis.

Regional Talent Centre physiotherapist Ash Hargreaves is currently working at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital as an NHS Respiratory Physiotherapist, whilst Emma Follis, Natalie Haigh and Alice Hassall have all put their name down to join the wave of volunteers joining the NHS today.

Yesterday the government launched an urgent appeal for over a quarter of a million volunteers to help the NHS in their battle – with Health Secretary Matt Hancock urging people to come forward to help the most vulnerable, who are currently unable to venture out of their homes.

Overnight, over 170,000 people signed up to volunteer for the country’s health service – a stunning rate of over 189 people every minute.

You can volunteer to become a:

Community Response Volunteer and collect shopping, medication or other essential supplies for those self-isolating.

Patient Transport Volunteer and support the NHS by providing transport for patients who are medically fit for discharge, ensuring they are settled safely in their home.

NHS Transport Volunteer, transporting equipment, supplies or medication between NHS services and sites.

Check-in and Chat Volunteer, providing short-term telephone support to individuals at risk of loneliness as a consequence of isolations.

You can volunteer by clicking this link and filling in the form via the NHS Good Samaritan app.

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