Vaccination volunteer marshals from across Nidderdale and the Washburn Valley came to Pateley Bridge for a ‘Thank You Lunch’ organised by Nidderdale Plus Community Hub.
Since the beginning of the year, the charity has been coordinating volunteers from the area to go to the mass vaccination sites in Harrogate and Ripon by bus.
Now that the two sites have closed, over 50 of the 90 volunteers attended Memorial Hall in Pateley Bridge on August 1 to enjoy a covid-safe, afternoon-tea-in-a-box that had been freshly made by the Nidderdale Way Cafe at Studfold.
Helen Flynn, executive director at Nidderdale Plus said,
“Now that the mass sites in Harrogate and Ripon have closed we did not want to lose the opportunity to thank all our wonderful volunteer marshals who came from all over Nidderdale and Washburn Valley to help in the current crisis.”
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The vaccine site at Memorial Hall in Pateley Bridge remains open for vaccinations, as does the former Lidl site in Knaresborough.
Both sites have been offering walk-in vaccines at weekends for people who have not had their first or second jab yet.
There has not been an announcement if any new vaccine sites will reopen in the Harrogate district to coincide with the expected round of booster vaccines later this year.