I had not read more a chapter or two of Richard Branson’s book, ‘Screw Business as Usual’ before it dawned on me that this is something I perhaps had been doing since I was a child. No, not running a business, but giving time and skills to others to help the community in order to better our lives.
From my time as a Girl Guide and visiting the retirement home residents to play weekly bingo to being a Brownie leader or Chair of the Ladies Circle (Round Table), I have always been involved in some way with charity or voluntary organisations that have a united mission to make our world a more caring place.
So far this year I have enjoyed sponsoring the Sports Expo, encouraging families to try more sport, and this month have created a new website for Youth Theatreworks. This charity gives Kiwi youngsters the chance to improve their acting skills through traditional theatre and workshops run by industry professionals.
I’d love to hear how your company makes a difference and feature you in our newsletter or on social media, after all, if we share our ideas just think of the endless possibilities we could achieve.