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See You In 2014!

Today is our IMAG0249_1(1)last day in the office for a while and since it’s nearly Christmas we have an extra excuse to treat ourselves so we’ve baked the biggest, fattest chocolate fudge cake you could possibly imagine, not to make you jealous or anything. We’ve had a great experience so far which is why we’ve decided to come back after Christmas and help out around the office again!

When we first began our placement we weren’t sure what to expect, neither of us had worked in a charity environment before so we didn’t know what kind of tasks we’d be involved with or what the working environment would be like. It’s fair to say that the experience has been a very positive one that has not only helped us develop our skills but has provided us with a great understanding of charity life.

We’ve been involved in a wide range of tasks, from attending events and writing communications plans to dressing up as Cheerio and entertaining the patients. Everyone in the office has made us feel very much ‘part of the team’ and we’ve even received a Christmas present which (we swear) is not going to be opened until Christmas Day…

On a more serious note, the experience we’ve gained from doing this has been absolutely brilliant. We have played a role in organising and implementing the events and campaigns, putting posters around the hospital and not once have we had to make a cup of tea!

Originally this was going to be our last day, but after a chat with Katie we have decided to come back next year to take on more responsibility and get more involved in future events.

Our next post will now be in 2014 so watch this space because we are hoping to have fantastic new ideas to tell you about. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

By Ryan And Tanya

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