Posted: 15 September, 2021

Tea at Downing Street for Ella – Covid Hospital Volunteer

Achievements, Careers, Community, General, Pastoral, Sixth Form

Aspiring Medic, Ella in Year 13 was yesterday at 10 Downing Street for afternoon tea and a tour, in recognition of her work volunteering at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital during the pandemic.

Ella completed almost 600 hours of volunteering on the Covid wards during the pandemic and this summer the hospital awarded her a Gold Pride award in recognition of her hard work and commitment.

She tells us more below:

Ella (left) outside Number 10

Ella (left) outside Number 10

“On Tuesday, I visited 10 Downing Street for afternoon tea and a tour in recognition of the volunteer work that I have been doing at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. I was invited by Dan Rosenfield, Boris Johnson’s Chief of Staff, along with the hospital’s volunteer manager and another senior volunteer.

“After a chat with Dan Rosenfield, we were taken on a tour around No. 10. We went to many different areas of Downing Street, including the famous yellow staircase and the Cabinet Room where I managed to sit in the Prime Minister’s chair! During the tour, we bumped into Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer who was on his way to a press conference and we had a quick chat about hospital life.

“It was a fascinating, very memorable day. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to visit Downing Street – it was amazing to see the what goes on inside No. 10.”

Many congratulations on an incredible achievement.

You can read more about Ella’s hospital experience below:

Scrubbing Up Well. Ella’s Hospital Volunteering

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