Here at TUI we have a Discovery Day scheme which allows colleagues from around the business to spend one day a year volunteering and giving something back to the local communities in which we operate. Over the last few years, different teams from across the business have been involved in a range of activities, from cleaning an adventure playground to make it fit for purpose again, and clearing beaches in our overseas destinations, to landscaping gardens at local hospices.
On Friday, it was the graduates turn to grab their paintbrushes and head down to Keech hospice in Luton for the day. Keech Hospice provides emotional and practical support for adults and children diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. Their aim is to help patients enjoy the highest quality of life, while also providing vital support for their family and friends.
Donning our fabulous Keech t-shirts, we were provided our task for the day – redecorating two therapy rooms used by Keech patients. These rooms were in need of a lick of paint and it was our job to give them that little boost they needed.
As with any graduate group project some of us were quick to claim our roles! For example, Laura H & Ben took the reins as room leaders and Maja proudly entitled herself ‘Masking Tape Master’. Some (mainly Louise) managed to get more paint on themselves rather than on the walls with others (Caroline and Liza) finishing the day looking pristine!
Overall it was a great day and it allowed us to give something back to a very worthy local charity. Thank you Keech for letting us help out for the day, and we hope our painting skills were up to scratch!
(2013 UK & I Graduates)