Friday, 20 February 2015

Volunteer Care Worker appreciation day - Day 6 – 20 Feb 2015

Children and their care workers from Share
and the Link for Life 2015 Community Team
Hands at Work like teams to spend the last day of their time in the community doing something different for the volunteer care workers or for the children.

We looked at the strength and skills within the team and decided that we would spend some time with the volunteer care workers.

Some of us massaged hands and painted nails and others made bead bracelets and Jamie, who is a hairdresser by profession, offered an oil treatment for their hair.

The most popular activity by far was the bead bracelets but it was also lovely spending one to one time with care workers that we have grown to know. It was also really nice to see one of the children waiting in line to have her nails painted and for the hair treatment.
This was our way of thanking the care workers for doing such a great job and encouraging them to continue with this work. After our meal we had our last play with the children who have become more and more comfortable with us as the days have gone by.

It was hard to leave but we have taken some lovely group photographs some of which we will print off and give to the next team who will pass them on to the volunteer care workers to remind them of our visit - to let them know that we will  not forget them or the children they care for.
We’re off to bed now because we have an early start for our day in the Kruger National Park  tomorrow- (4.15am get up!)

Brian Tabernor on behalf of the rest of the 2015 Church and Community Team