It’s the Little Things that Count:

Earlier in the year, we launched our Corporate and Social Responsibility page. At that time, we also pledged to make a difference to the community throughout the year. Christmas saw our initiative focus on Midhurst, handing out mince pies and goodwill to the locals at the festival. Easter saw us donate 100 Easter eggs for the NHS staff and children of St Richard’s Hospital. And now, we have followed up on a further promise we had made them around our team day.

At Lewis Brownlee Financial Services, we like to spend our team days doing something productive for the community. We believe that team building is stronger when there’s a shared goal. This is all the stronger when that shared goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Even the smallest of gestures can make the greatest of impacts – it’s the little things that count.

So, prior to lockdown, we had arranged a team day to make flannel animals for the children of Howard’s Ward at St Richard’s and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. We had set ourselves the target of making 100 chicks and rabbit creations that could be gifted to the children to either keep for themselves, or to give to their parents if they wished.

We weren’t alone either!

Our friends at John Lewis and Dunelm also joined us in collecting and providing the materials we needed. It was very much a joint venture and marks the first of our planned initiatives to visibly reach out to other socially-minded teams. We are very pleased to say that, even in lockdown, we managed to pull off our challenge!

50 chicks and 50 rabbits have duly been made. They have also now been presented to Howard’s Ward at St. Richards, and to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. We very much hope that these raise some smiles during such gloomy times.

If you’d like a go at making your own chick or rabbit, or your company would like to take up the ‘little things that count’ challenge for their team day, we have uploaded our instruction manuals. You are very welcome to reproduce! Our only ask is you raise a smile 🙂

Chick Instruction Manual

Rabbit Instruction Manual.

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For further details on our corporate and social responsibility (and to see what else we’ve been up to!), please do visit our website page! And remember, if there’s a team activity you’d like to see us do, please do email us from our contact page – we’d love to hear from you!