Campbeltown Courier

‘I believe we always have that sense of service’


Sally Orange, 48, Major (Army Reserves), retired, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Since leaving the military three years ago, physiother­apist Sally has returned to the NHS to assist with the pandemic at a Nightingal­e facility and in the national vaccine rollout. “As a veteran, I believe we always have that sense of service,” said Sally, who joined Royal Army Medical Corps in 1998 and served as a qualified physiother­apist throughout her 22-year career, playing a pivotal role in recovery and rehabilita­tion of many service personnel returning from conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanista­n. “Knowing there was a mass national effort to be able to combat the virus through the vaccine rollout, I didn’t hesitate to get involved. “A further benefit of volunteeri­ng is it has really helped maintain my mental well-being as it prevents me from being isolated.” Sally trained in giving people their jabs and administra­tive duties involved on the rollout. Through her work at a Nightingal­e hospital, she has seen first-hand the devastatio­n and grief COVID-19 has caused. “If you are hesitant about getting the vaccine it is still worth going to your local vaccine walk-in centre, where everything will be explained to you. “You will be able to ask any questions and be given answers in a language you understand rather than lots of medical jargon,” assured the National Ambassador for the Army Cadet Force. Well known for her endurance challenges, including running 70 marathons across the world, dressed as pieces of fruit, Sally has raised more than £500,000.

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MAJOR HELP: Sally is assisting at Nightingal­e Hospital London
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