Helping Others This Festive Season.
Emma, from our Children's Centre felt compelled to offer her thoughts after Halima in Donaldson Room asked if we could do something to help people less fortunate than ourselves in lieu of a Secret Santa this year.
In our December newsletter you will find details of our Foodbank Drive, where you too can bring in food donations for the Newham Foodbank.
Today was a very thought provoking day. Who would have thought that getting an email sent to all staff asking for contributions to make a food parcel for the local foodbank could have had such an impact on me.
This isn't because I was unaware or naive to the fact that there are a lot of families who are less fortunate than us but it just got me thinking how important it is to not take things for granted and that we CAN make a difference even with the smallest of things.
It is so easy to go home at the end of a working day and take for granted that we have a roof over our head and the choice of what dinner to make from an endless supply of food.
So that evening, as I went into the kitchen to decide what to have for dinner, I raided the cupboards and pulled together a few items to take into work the next day to contribute towards our Rebecca Cheetham food parcel.
That's the thing about working at Rebecca Cheetham - it is not only a workplace but it is a family and it is evident by all that we do, involving not only the children and parents at our setting, but also for the community.
Something as simple as seeking contributions for a food bank really does remind you to put yourself in others shoes and make a difference. That's what I love about working here!
We really do try to make a difference to EVERYONE and it makes me thankful for not only what can be seen as basic things in life but also to be surrounded by such positivity in a workplace which is striving to make an impact on the whole community. I am very proud to be a member of the Rebecca Cheetham family.
Emma Murrell - Best Start in Life Adminstrator