When Stuart Nicholson, a director at Newcastle under Lyme-based recruitment consultancy Intro Personnel realised that he and KMF shared a common interest in supporting the work of the Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust, he came up with a novel proposal that the team at KMF were only too pleased to encourage.
Working in the recruitment sector, providing staff to companies such as KMF Stuart is attuned to sitting at a desk or being involved in meetings. So his suggestion to 'work on the shopfloor' for a day to raise money for the Donna Louise Hospice, would take him well outside his comfort zone.
He was set a variety of tasks throughout the day, which included working on the paint line, paint preparation, machine operation, metal finishing and assembly. He took to all of these tasks with enthusiasm and a smile.
During his time on the shopfloor, Stuart was conspicuous by the bright yellow t-shirt that he wore, which people were encouraged to sign to pledge money to the Trust. The result of his endeavours was a superb £213.
"The opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and get involved with KMF in this way has been an experience, and I am grateful for the support and encouragement that everyone at KMF has given me.The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust is an extremely worthwhile cause, and the opportunity to raise additional funds for it in this way is one that I will remember for a long time," said Stuart.