Today, fifteen members of Lloyds Bank came to Millman Street Centre to put up Christmas decorations. They also made Christmas cards and gingerbread men with – and enjoyed chatting to – our members.
Some of them have previously been involved in other group volunteer days, including at another charity in Wembley.
Alex – usually a Customer Relationship Manager – said that he hadn’t met some of his colleagues before at the office, as they work in different departments.
“We deal with all types of clients,” Joe said, explaining that they had undergone training in order to help clients with dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and other ailments. “It’s nice to come [to HCA] and do your bit,” he added.
“It helped me understand,” Alex agreed.
They both feel that they have learned a lot from interacting with the elderly, both at Millman Street Centre and at other charities.
While they illuminated your (admittedly dim-wattage) HCA hack, their colleagues continued working around the Centre, putting up decorations and interacting with our members.
HCA’s Operations Manager, Saira, was on hand to take the photos featured in today’s blogpost:
Rumours of a mild explosion of an on-the-blink lightbulb during the festivities are true, and yet unconfirmed. However, allegations of tinsel-bedecked buffoonery by your bleary blogger are, sadly, only too true. Ish. Or, actually, not…erm…
Holborn Community Association would like to thank all of Lloyds Bank’s volunteers for their time and efforts at Millman Street Centre today.
Photos: Saira; report: Notes Smudger