At Hays Travel Boscombe, we’ve chosen to support Macmillan Caring Locally, which has a palliative care unit at the local hospital in Christchurch. The charity also owns and runs a hotel in Bournemouth to provide both a respite for carers and a break for patients in the final stages of life.
We’re always thinking of ways to support this worthy cause. Back in 2015 our branch held a pub quiz at the Norfolk Royale Hotel. We gave away some fantastic prizes including a night at a boutique hotel, afternoon tea, a haircut at a salon, and a Reiki session (kindly donated by a customer). We had a lovely evening and managed to collect over £150.
I jumped out of a plane with my colleague Chariece to add even more money to our fundraising pot! As the event was fully-funded, the full £530 raised all is going to our local charity. It was a fantastic experience for a great cause.
More recently we supported Creative Kids, a local charity in Boscombe that gives all children free access to the arts so they can realise their creative potential and are inspired to build for themselves a vibrant, diverse and connected community. We donated 24 personalised aprons to the charity with the Hays Travel logo on.