The last couple of years have been incredibly hard for children and young people. Living through COVID has caused feelings of anxiety, fear and hopelessness in many children; and the cost of living crisis is now pushing even more families into hardship, which is making fundraising for the BBC’s Children in Need more important than ever.
Children in Need fund the grassroots organisations and project workers that provide the vital relationships children need to help them navigate challenges in their lives; supporting, inspiring and championing them to ensure they have opportunities to reach their goals.
The Children in Need SPOTacular appeal inspires communities to come together every November, to raise funds and show support. And once again Metro continues to actively participate.
Children in Need support thousands of charities and projects in every corner of the UK, that support children and young people to feel and be safer, have improved mental health and wellbeing.
Good mental health and wellbeing is important for everyone and it is increasingly common to see ‘therapy animals’ being brought into the corporate workplace, where they make employees feel less stressed and more productive.
Eclipse House, our global HQ, recently welcomed a trio of very unusual visitors, who spread plenty of goodwill, cheered up the Metro team members that came out to greet them and boosted our fund-raising efforts.
The alpaca is a species of South American mammal, that is similar to, and often confused with, the llama. However, alpacas are noticeably smaller than llamas and these friendly, inquisitive animals are considered very therapeutic, charming everyone with their gentle nature and big enthralling eyes. Much like the Metro team that take care of your global freight movements 🙂