St John has been responding the changing needs of the community over the past few months delivering prescription medication and urgent groceries for people isolating at home.

Rob Steen works in the hospitality trade and is tenant at the Patois Brasserie at Bruce
Russell’s, where he has just started doing takeaways again. He joined St John during the
first lockdown last March and is currently volunteering as a delivery driver.

Mr Steen said: “I initially signed up because I wanted to keep myself busy and assist others. I really enjoy it, as I have become part of a team that is dedicated and respected. I also know that some of the people I have delivered prescriptions to will have had no other contact with anyone all week and they also benefit from a socially distanced chat.”

He added: “Volunteering is a great experience, we should all do it at some point in our lives, at least for a short spell. It’s difficult to find the time when we all work so much, but during lockdown one thing we’ve had is time. If I could, in the future I would dedicate one day a week to give back to the community.”

We’d like to thank Rob and all of our volunteers for their dedication during the Covid pandemic.

Posted: April 10, 2021