Summer safari

David Harper, Howdens’ area manager, wanted to do something worthwhile and different with the money his area had been awarded through an internal incentive scheme...

After chatting with his depot managers about helping children less fortunate than others, he contacted the volunteer coordinator at Barnardo’s children’s charity.

A plan soon developed, and in August 2015, David and 11 depot managers took more than 60 children and young adults, 10 parents and carers, and 35 Barnardo’s staff on a day trip to Longleat Safari Park.

The whole group were treated to food, drinks, ice creams and toys, so not even the spell of summer rain could dampen their spirits. Everyone had a fantastic time including David, who would love to do it all again.