CEO Goes Back to School
Springfield Healthcare’s CEO, Graeme Lee, hadn’t expected to be back at school any time soon. Having left GSAL (Leeds Grammar School as it was then) himself in 1983 and since educated both of his own children at the school he thought those days were well and truly behind him. However, he has maintained contact with GSAL Alumni and through the power of social media picked up that the DT department were making visors for key workers during the current pandemic. Springfield Healthcare operates 5 care homes in Yorkshire and 6 regional homecare branches, in all employing 1300 people. Graeme was quick to get in touch with Mr Bagshaw to secure some of the visors for staff dealing with residents showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Graeme said “I treasure my school days and have always kept in touch with the school as well as the friends that I made there. I was really proud to go along and collect the visors which are essential for keeping staff and residents safe at this time. I’m really grateful to the school for supporting frontline workers including those at Springfield Healthcare. Anyone who works with me will tell you that I am passionate about community spirit and helping people – this was a perfect example of this and made me proud to be part of the extended GSAL family.”
GSAL commented “We’ve been busy for a number of weeks now helping hospitals, pharmacies and care homes. We’re grateful to Mr Wickham and Mr Smith from Ralph Thoresby for helping out too. If you know of anywhere that needs supplies of visors please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org”