After the success of our last company away day, I was given the job of organising this one too (It’s not actually a job, I enjoy organising these things and with my sights set on wine tasting for the next one it’s a job that definitely has its perks!). I wanted to make sure we did something a bit different this time, the last away day was pretty (read extremely) competitive and while a lot of fun I thought we could do with something a bit more relaxing. So I came up with a day of back-breaking, exhausting labour on a very hot and sunny day!
Having previously worked for a charity I know how much they rely on volunteers so we offered our services on this occasion to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare based in Ringmer, East Sussex. Raystede had, on the weekend before our arrival, celebrated their summer fair and in previous years to clear away and put the centre back together usually takes their team of 6 employed grounds staff around 4 days. I am very proud to say Tillo took up the challenge and worked like trojans to complete the work in half a day and then keep going to move on to more work around the centre. It was hard work, but the centre staff were fantastic and it was great knowing we had made a difference.