December 11, 2017
Secret Santa is an annual event in the Energylinx office, but this year we decided to do something a little bit different.
When one of our energy advisors, Holly, proposed donating gifts to Forth Valley Children's Ward, the team jumped at the idea. We all put the money that they'd normally spend on one of their colleagues into a donation pot. Once the money had been collected, Energylinx's doubled the amount that we had to spend on gifts.
Christmas can be a particularly low-spirited time for children undergoing any treatment in a hospital and we wanted to do something for the local families that will be spending the holidays apart.
We spoke with the Forth Valley Children's Ward and found out that they didn't have many gifts for teenagers and new-borns. We spent a few hours shopping in Falkirk (Best work day, ever) and then spent a few more hours wrapping everything.
4 members of the Energylinx team went along to the Children's ward; Diane, Deborah Hollie, and Kirstin. The presents will be handed out to any children that spend time on the ward the week of Christmas.
We would like to thank Smyths Toy Store in Falkirk, they were very generous and offered a discount when they found out where the presents were going this meant our money went even further!
Without a doubt, it has been a rewarding experience and looks set to become a new tradition going forward.
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 11:11 AM