Three go over-the-hill for Tŷ Hafan
Elen Davies, Senior Account Manager for New Directions Pharmacy along with three other team members (team name ‘Over the Hill’) have bravely/stupidly agreed to complete the Welsh three peaks challenge to raise money for Tŷ Hafan.
This challenge involves walking up Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan (the highest peaks in North, Mid and South Wales) in one day.
Starting at 4am on Saturday 15th June, the trio will take on Snowdon, before driving down to the mighty Cadair Idris to tackle Pen-y-Fan with the aim of completing the challenge in under 15 hours.
Over the Hill will be walking a total distance of 20.35 miles and will make a total ascent of 9,397ft (2,864m).
About Tŷ Hafan
Tŷ Hafan offers comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the whole family. This comfort and support extends out of the hospice and reaches right into the heart of the family home, and is completely free of charge to the families in Wales who need it.
Tŷ Hafan was established in 1999 and since then has helped over 400 families, who live the dreadful reality that their children with life-limiting conditions may not reach the age of 19.
To find out more, please visit: www.tyhafan.org
If you would like to sponsor the team on their quest – please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/Ffion-Jones6
Cardiff and Vale College Students Experience a Week of Work
New Directions recently linked up with Cardiff and Vale College to support their ICT Level 1 students with work experience opportunities. The business worked with the college employability team to facilitate two opportunities for young people to gain experience of a working week in a busy office.
Mehnaz Khan, Communications Assistant for New Directions took responsibility for supporting one of the students with a week in the busy marketing and communications department. Speaking of the experience Mehnaz said:
Our department never has two days that run the same. I think this challenged our student, but he seemed to enjoy it.
Harriet Desira, Administrator for the New Directions Compliance team was a mentor to another student. She said of the work experience week:
Making the jump from college to work is quite a shock to the system, but our student fitted in comfortably and enjoyed a couple of training sessions with our in-house training department too.
The pair from the college had the opportunity to meet with other teams within the business to see how the whole operation fitted together. After spending some time working with the IT team, both students expressed a desire to pursue a career within the ICT sector.
New Directions is committed to supporting the communities they work within. The opportunity to offer an opportunity to individuals to learn was embraced by the whole team.