Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville joins vaccine volunteers

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Photo credit: Stuart C. Wilson
Photo credit: Stuart C. Wilson

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Hugh Bonneville has revealed that he is working as a marshal in a West Sussex vaccination centre. The Downton Abbey star shared multiple pictures on his personal Instagram showing him serving his local community.

He said he was "delighted" to be helping at Midhurst’s Riverbank Medical Centre where he has joined a team of volunteers. One of the images showed him receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the two vaccines being issued to the public.

"Delighted to be part of the support team as a volunteer marshal. I get to wear hi viz and everything," he wrote underneath his Instagram pictures.

Bonneville joins a number of other actors to receive the first jab including Sir Ian McKellen, Sir David Attenborough an Prue Leith.

"For some people, it's the first time they've been out of their house in a year," Bonneville told the BBC. "We've had people who've really been grateful for the outing as much as anything and this sense of a glimmer of hope."

More than 12 million people in the UK have already received their first dose. Anyone aged 70 or over who has still not had their Covid-19 vaccine has been urged to contact the NHS. A national booking system can be accessed online or people can call 119 free of change between 7am and 11pm.

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