As part of a partnership with Barnardo’s charity, WernerCo, the leading manufacturer of ladders and access equipment, provided children and families from across London with a day out on a Thames riverboat cruise.
As part of their pledge to invest in young people, WernerCo hosted a charity event whereby 125 children and adults, who use Barnardo’s services across London, were able to enjoy a day out seeing the capital city’s sights on a Thames riverboat cruise.
The event, which took place on August 9th, brought together children from across Barnardo’s London Regions which includes those with caring responsibilities, young people in the process of leaving social care, young people with disabilities and those who are supported by Barnardo’s mental health services.
As well as seeing London’s famous sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the London Eye from on board The River Room boat, operated by Bateaux London, the children and families were able to enjoy a variety of onboard activities throughout the day and receive some Werner branded gifts to take away.
Bushra Imtiaz, UK Marketing Manager at WernerCo, said: “2022 marks the 100-year milestone of the Werner brand, and as we look towards the future, we are continually looking for ways in which we can strive towards investing in young people as part of our key initiatives, from our charity work to our graduate and apprentice schemes.”
“Barnardo’s vision as a charity aligns greatly with our own company values – to support and give back to the community. We love what they do to support young people and families and we were delighted to celebrate with the amazing children, carers and Barnardo’s volunteers.”
Rajinder Nagra, Assistant Director of Children Services for Barnardo’s London, said: “We are so grateful to WernerCo for providing the most incredible summer experience to Barnardo’s London.
“The summer holidays can be a really difficult time for the children and families we support which is why a magical event such as this can make for the happiest of memories.
“Our children and families had a wonderful time, and we are very grateful to all of the staff and volunteers who helped to ensure a successful and safe event.”
Marisa Olusemo, one of Barnardo’s young people who attended the cruise, said: “I’m very grateful and happy that WernerCo gifted Barnardo’s the river cruise. My favourite part has been the activities and getting to enjoy the views. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to go to central London, and it’s been nice to have everyone here together.”
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