Christmas comes early, and with stunning views

30 November 2017

Christmas comes early, and with stunning views

This week we had a fantastic afternoon at our Gift Making workshop at Broadgate Tower, which Ricoh UK  very kindly hosted. 

The young people we support were in awe of the whole day, from the venue to the incredible views of London's skyline and everything that sparkled. 

They all created a deep box shaker frame and tried their hand at heat embossing. Every one of them created something truly unique and something they could really be proud of, many liked their gift so much they decided to gift it to themselves! 

The day was supported by team members from Ricoh who went above and beyond to make it a memorable day, from printing photos for their frames to talking to them about the workplace, which for many Teens who have taken long gaps in education and work, is really important.  Ricoh laid on a beautiful buffet lunch, and very kindly gave every Teen with their very own gift bag. The music playing throughout the day added to the Christmas vibe, and the chocolate went down a treat.

The biggest thank you to Ricoh UK, for hosting and making it a perfect day filled with craft, chat and Christmas cheer. 

We would also like to thank all of our supporters who purchased items from our Amazon Gift list too, and donated lots of goodies to help with the day.  We are really looking forward to taking this workshop to the Hospitals in December. 

You can see some of the beautiful creations in our gallery

Here's some feedback from the day

‘It helped me relax, meet new people and take my mind off any stress’ Esther, 18, Ewings Sarcoma

‘It helped me be more creative and to believe in my own ideas as well as allowing me to talk to others who have gone through the same things I have’ Amanda, 21, Hypoplastic MDS

"Every time I went in, there was chatting, laughter and smiles. Teens Unite are a pleasure to work with and they are welcome here anytime as far as I'm concerned." Ronnie, Facilities Manager, Ricoh

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