When You're Self-Isolating and Your Work Colleague Comes to the Rescue with Supplies
It's at times like this that you really find out who your friends are. With the country on lockdown and cabin fever already setting in for some people, it's important to have reminders of why we need to stay home and stay safe.
Service Advisor Chrissie Fairbrother has been with Rivervale for a number of years, if you have ever had a call or text message from us reminding you about a service or MOT on your vehicle the person behind that message is usually Chrissie.
Quite amazingly and unknown to many is the rare condition that Chrissie suffers with, Pulmonary Hypertension is a condition of increased blood pressure within the arteries of the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, syncope, tiredness, chest pain, swelling of the legs, and a fast heartbeat. For Chrissie the condition has been life changing and has required multiple surgeries and continous hospital treatment. Some how, Chrissie has found in her the strength and passion to continue working at Rivervale and it is her strength and passion that many of the team have such huge admiration for. In October 2018 Rivervale took part in the Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Week raising over £500 for the dedicated charity.
Because of the increased risk COVID-19 poses to Chrissie she has been at home longer than most already with strict instructions from her medical advisors not to venture outdoors. She is in the upper-tier of the vulnerbale category. Chrissie had been in contact with work colleagues updating them with her lockdown activities in which she only briefly mentioned that like many she has struggled to get certain supplies. Rivervale Leasing Sales Administrator Ellie Holland took it upon herself to right the wrong and well the rest is history.
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