Hannah's Intern diary- Making a Difference

What a day today has been. Today I have been at a full day voluntary day as part of the ILM3 course. We were visited by Paul Marriott, CEO of St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham, a fantastic charity which offers care and support to those suffering from a terminal illness. Paul started off by giving us a brief introduction to the work of the charity. This in itself was really insightful and inspiring, to hear about the work people do to at the hospice, after all, as Paul said, ‘it’s not about adding days to the life it’s about adding life to the days’.

With this thought provoking statement in mind we were all feeling motivated to take on the challenge that Paul had lined up for us. The hospice is planning to hold a conference to discuss palliative care in September, aimed at GPs, care home workers and carers looking after family members. Paul had talked about how difficult it often was to reach all these different groups and to get them to take time out of their busy schedule to attend. He left us with a basic programme and asked if we could come up with a flyer and ideas about ... read more

Posted On 11/07/2014
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Hashtag Graduation!!

I cannot believe it has been over a month since I wrote my last blog entry about Graduation. Time has flown by!

Over the past weeks we have all been extremely busy getting ready for our busiest time of year. It’s bizarre to think that we will now be out of the office and down in the Marquee; months of planning culminate into just one week.

Since I last checked in about Congregation lots has happened.

 Hannah has been busy working on a competition that we’ll be running throughout the week. We are going to have a customer comments box with feedback slips for all our lovely customers to fill in. After the event a lucky customer will be chosen at random to win our highly sought after Graduation Bears! So if you are planning to buy something from the retail stand or just coming in to have a look, be sure to fill in the feedback forms for a chance to win.

Vicky and myself have been busy planning our training days and hiring new staff! We have a great group of students who will be working across the week as Sales Assistants. We thoroughly enjoyed the training session we held on Wednesday!

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Posted On 30/06/2014
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