HSBC Christmas Party
Each year HSBC organises a wonderful Christmas party for the children from our Barnardos Yurungai Learning Centre – and this year was no different! When the children arrived at the Barangaroo Head Office, they were given the VIP treatment and escorted to a wonderfully decorated festive room. There they were served a delicious Christmas meal, cooked by the onsite chef, and received wonderful, personalised gifts.
HSBC have been partnering with Barnardos for over 20 years. Employees regularly volunteer their afternoons to attend one of our Centre’s Homework clubs, where they assist children with their schoolwork and literary and numeracy skills. This year HSBC also introduced a quarterly Homework Club at their Head Office, which not only supported children in their studies, but also provided them with the opportunity to experience the workplace and speak to staff about their roles, careers and education pathways. One of the children has regularly voiced his determination to become the CEO of HSBC – watch out Antony! 😉
Sandra Powell and Catherine Ellershaw have been volunteering at the Centre for many years and have developed strong bonds with the children and Program Managers. As such, they were able to identify personal gifts for the children at Christmas. We’d like to offer a special thanks to Sandra and Catherine for their commitment to the Yurungai Learning Centre and for making Christmas extra special this year!