Throughout this uncertain time we have been blown away by the drive and enthusiasm of our volunteers.
Today, we're getting to know Ellys who has been a part of the team supporting staff and patients directly at The Beatson, providing hand sanitiser at the entrances of the hospital.
My daughter is a student nurse working on the front line in Aberdeen and, having understood the pressure under which the NHS is working, wanted to do whatever I could to support NHS and key workers. I have had friends pass through The Beatson as patients and have always admired the exceptional care and respect they have received. My company enabled me to spend 1 day a week volunteering and delighted to be supporting The Beatson.
Working and gym. Lots of time on video conferences and virtual gym. Also I have a 2 year old pup who never says no to a walk!!
One has moved home due to COVID 19. He is 24 and finishing a post graduate degree. I keep him amused with the odd free bottle of prosecco!
My daughter, a student nurse working in HDU at RGU. Can’t wait to see her.
Zoom, phone, Facetime. I keep hearing this is future but need a hug!!
I am lucky to be working, gym, volunteering and my son living with me. Structure with breaks works for me.
Spend time with both my children, and I haven’t seen my partner since lockdown started so I will spend time with him where he lives in beautiful Perthshire.
4 times a week, 2 PT and 2 group classes. Virtual, but great. I have a couple of kettle bells which help. Different from face to face but it's working!!
Yes, Luna, my Tibetan terrier, keeps me active. We have a golf course nearby and she is loving the freedom, as am I!
Time to appreciate what we have locally. Previously I spent 1 to 2 nights a week in London. Now we're connecting remotely. I do miss the people, but not 5am starts!
Nope!! Shaved my son’s and Luna’s, but no - only my hairdresser gets near mine. However, I have done a little bit of wash out colour to hide the grey!!
I am very proud of the selflessness, resolve and determination of all NHS staff during these challenging times.
Their selflessness, support and courage is inspiring and so needed at this time. Thank you!!
Thank you for your time Ellys, and for all the wonderful volunteer work you're doing!
Why not read about our other Volunteer Star Donna here who is also helping at The Beatson during these times.