St Christopher's Hospice gets 'One More Gift'

Mondial Assistance staff once again went the extra mile to get Croydon into the Christmas spirit, as they took part in three events as part of the Mondiality Programme and One More Gift campaign. Mayday Special Care Baby Unit was one of the beneficiaries of One More Gift in 2010, together with St Christopher’s Hospice.

St Christopher’s Hospice exists to promote and provide skilled and compassionate palliative care to those requiring end of life care and those close to them. The charity offers valuable care and support to anyone in need, particularly those living in south London boroughs, including Croydon.

Mondial Assistance has donated money to Mayday Special Care Baby Unit for a number of years, helping fund new equipment to look after premature babies.

The Gift of Giving
Mondial Assistance staff bought extra gifts to donate to St Christopher’s hospice, bringing a bit of extra seasonal cheer to those in need. Staff also appeared with mountains of gifts for patients at The Mayday Hospital, putting a smile on everyone’s faces as the presents were handed out.

Christmas Choir
December 2010 saw Mondial Assistance’s first ever Christmas Choir. Singers came from all corners of the business to rehearse and put together a repertoire of carols, in order to spread even more Christmas cheer. Even with the adverse weather conditions, the carollers stood outside the Visitor’s Centre, wrapped up warm and singing their hearts out with a smile. All money raised went to the One More Gift campaign, helping to raise funds for St Christopher’s Hospice and the Mayday Special Care Baby Unit.

Gift Wrapping
Once again, Mondiality Christmas elves were out in force; this time offering shoppers a gift wrapping service, at the Croydon Visitor’s Centre. Wrapping took place on Thursdays and Fridays, in exchange for donations, all of which went to the One More Gift campaign.

“The One More Gift campaign has been a huge success yet again, and everyone involved had an amazing time,” says Clarissa Joshua who is responsible for Mondiality. “Everyone who received our gifts were very appreciative and it really helped us get into the Christmas spirit. The Mondiality Christmas Choir was another triumph for staff and it was touching to see adults and children rushing over to put some money in the bucket. The singers managed to raise £30 in just 25 minutes, every time they sang, which is an amazing result – and who knew Mondial Assistance had such fine voices on board! The gift wrapping team also did a fine job, helping raise even more money for two very worthy causes.

“Once again we have seen this programme bring staff together in a fun and meaningful way, helping them give something back to the local community and enhance their experience at Mondial Assistance.”