Hemel Hempstead MP praises Community Action Dacorum and the volunteer response to vaccination programme

Sir Mike Penning pays tribute to work of vaccination centre volunteers

By Holly Patel
Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 5:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 9:30 am

The MP for Hemel Hempstead has praised Community Action Dacorum and the volunteers for their help at the covid-19 vaccination centres.

Sir Mike Penning, who has been volunteering at the centre on Maxted Road in Hemel Hempstead, has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons to thank and recognise the dedicated work of local volunteers coordinated by Community Action Dacorum.

He said: “I have been fortunate enough to join local volunteers on several shifts at the Vaccination Centre in Maxted Road.

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Sir Mike Penning has praised Community Action Dacorum and the volunteer response for covid-19 vaccines

"The volunteers, coordinated superbly by Community Action Dacorum, have done fabulous work supporting the medical staff.

“It has often been dark and cold, but the volunteers keep coming back for more.

"We are so lucky to have so many people who are prepared to give up their time to help the community. I pay tribute to them all.”

Early Day Motions are used by MPs in the Commons to draw the attention of the House to a particular issue, event or campaign.

The motion reads: 'Community Action Dacorum and the volunteer response for covid-19 vaccines. That this House expresses its thanks and gratitude for the efforts of the volunteers from all over the Hemel Hempstead area who have worked tirelessly throughout the covid-19 outbreak; and recognises the compassion that has been shown by the local community during the pandemic that has contributed to NHS operations in Dacorum and across the Borough of Dacorum, particularly with the rollout of the vaccines; commends Community Action Dacorum for coordinating the volunteer response with the GP led vaccine hub at Maxted Road working alongside our fantastic NHS professionals and local government key staff.'

To see the motion click here.