Many people feel pretty gloomy coming back to work after a spell away but not me (apart from having to cycle home in torrential rain yesterday). I call it the ‘Red Cross effect’, where exposure to good works induces a feeling of perpetual wellbeing.
I had only been back in the office five minutes on Tuesday when I heard about all the great stuff I’d missed while I was away…
Thousands of parents had gone to the Baby Show in Birmingham on 21-23 May, with many getting a dose of our life-saving children and baby first aid courses via demos from staff and volunteers.
I heard that Tesco has now raised more than £582,000 for the British Red Cross and DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal.
And our first aid volunteers had kept revellers safe at the One Big Weekend event in Bangor on 22-23 May as well as runners at the Edinburgh marathon on 23 May.
I was also delighted to see our Volunteer’s Week Big Red Cross Bus had started its journey around the country.
How’s that for a busy week at work (for everyone else). It gave me a little glow to hear about it all. Of course, you don’t need to actually work here to enjoy the Red Cross effect and banish your post summer holiday back-to-work blues.
Why not become a volunteer? Pay a visit to the British Red Cross bus (find out where it’s visiting) before 12 June, to discover the dozens of varied and flexible volunteering roles we offer. You never know, you might snap up a bargain designer bikini from the onboard shop for that next holiday while you’re there.