Community
Published: August 28, 2017
Community
Published: August 28, 2017

When Two Community Projects Become One!

For the second year in row our team in Brno, Czech Republic chose The Hospice Saint Elisabeth as their Charity Partner.

The hospice is a place for the elderly to be cared for and the average time spent here is from two and twenty eight days. Many of the guests take the opportunity to walk outside and enjoy the beautiful garden.

In the past year, as part of the Charity Partner program, the Brno team have been involved in loads of great events.

The bake sale mid April saw employees baking sweet and savoury dishes at home to sell to their coworkers and the second hand sale at the end of the month saw the Brno relaxation room turned into a fashion shop for one day! There was also a book sale organised to support the cause. All money from events was then passed on to the hospice.

All proceeds and donations gathered from the staff and their activities are then doubled by the company. Thanks to the funds generated the team were able to revitalise the outside space where patients, their visitors or hospice employees can chill out and relax during the day.

This year though, our team went a little further and the golden idea was born; to bring together our Charity Partner activities and our COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® initiative to really give something back to this amazing organisation.

In June this year, more than 40 volunteers from the Brno team got together to beautify the garden and other outside areas by painting the pergolas and various benches, weeding the garden and fertilising, chopping wood and everything they could possibly do to make patients and visitors feel relaxed and comfortable.

The long and sun-soaked day came to an end with a well-deserved barbecue in the new, revitalised garden.