Volunteers from the Fisher Scientific UK Loughborough office were out in force earlier this month, armed with their finest tinsel and baubles to decorate the Leonard Cheshire Disability care home in Sileby.
The Festive Challenge was organised by ‘Leicestershire Cares’ which is part of a national movement of Cares partnerships that enable employees to make a difference in their communities.
In just one day our team of volunteers decorated several rooms and assisted residents to decorate their own rooms as well as trimming up no less than 6 Christmas trees. Fisher Scientific were given one tree to ‘own’ which was decorated with baubles featuring our own festive Fisherbrand, Dr Blue – this we hope left a lasting memory of a fun filled day where the residents were helped to fill their home with festive cheer.
After a busy morning decorating trees and walls, the volunteers joined the residents for a buffet lunch hosted by the home which was much appreciated. Claire McLeod, the volunteer co-ordinator, from the home said that without the help from Festive Challenge volunteers, getting the home ready for Christmas would be a more difficult task. The residents appreciated seeing new faces, and for the Fisher Scientific volunteers, it was an honour to be able to help in a small way to spread some Christmas cheer.
Thanks to the volunteer group Paula Tyler, Joanne Robinson, Helen Morgan-Smith, Lorraine Perkins, Dorina Carecci and Marcin Czerwonka. That’s what Christmas is all about!