The team here at toogoodtowaste largely consists of a wonderful, diverse group of volunteers and placements who are committed to helping us help our local community each and every day. To show our appreciation for their dedication and hard work, we organised three day-trips for them during Volunteers Week. Each volunteer could choose their favourite option from a selection of places to go to that would appeal to them to ensure they had a great day. With a hired minibus driven by one of our van drivers and lunch for everyone provided by a local café we were set for a fun few days.
The first of the three trips took the thrill-seekers of the bunch to Oakwood Theme Park. At 8am, we left for a full day at the park. On arrival everyone headed for the big rides and despite a power cut, their spirits were not dampened one bit. Instead they headed off to eat or enjoy the working rides until the issue was resolved. The highlight of the day was at the Waterfall ride when the more fearless volunteers took to the slides in an effort to make it to the end without getting drenched, needless to say, not many did!
Day two saw a smaller team enjoy a more relaxed outing to Bristol Zoo. Everyone enjoyed strolling around the zoo looking at all the different animals and walking around the gardens. The monkeys were a big hit and the group enjoyed spending time by them.
The final trip took the remaining volunteers on a mystery trip. Everyone was trying to guess where they were going before they had left and they continued to guess on the bus. As the bus got closer to the destination, a few guessed correctly that they were heading to Cheddar Gorge and Caves. First it was the caves that were explored and afterward they all boarded an open-top bus for a ride around the area – this proved a big hit with the team!
All in all, everyone who went on the trips enjoyed spending time with each other outside toogoodtowaste. It allowed people to get to know other volunteers better, including some they had never met due to working on different days.
Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their continued and much appreciated support and for making toogoodtowaste such a great place to work. We salute you!