Splash Projects and Santander Consumer Finance have collaborated once again to contribute to Young Epilepsy UK in Lingfield, Surrey through its annual “Big Build” project. Working with children under the age of 25, Young Epilepsy aims to brighten the lives of those with epilepsy and associated conditions. Their rehabilitation, educational and healthcare services are supported by 100 years of world class expertise and programming for parents, providers and professionals.
This was Santander’s fifth visit to the Young Epilepsy campus. With each year, larger teams have delivered even grander results. What was once an aging boat house for water-based therapy has been transformed into a colouful nautical-themed outdoor classroom with improved storage and safer, more accessible platforms to enter and exit the pond.
The Splash team worked extensively with Santander Human Resources and Learning & Development to use the Big Build as a means to develop staff and reinforce firm values. Before starting the project participants were asked to reflect on their existing leadership qualities and professional goals before visiting project management and leadership theory to deliver this 7-day undertaking. In the words of Vik Hill, Managing Director of Santander Consumer Finance UK, “The outcome was that the task was achieved, against all the odds… In doing so, they had learnt a great deal about themselves, … [and] all the skills they had practised could be taken back to the workplace.” Read Vik Hill’s Full Testimonial
Project video coming in December 2014.
In the meantime take a look at the Big Build 2013 project between Santander Consumer Finance and Young Epilepsy and watch our video below in the “Watch Splash in Action” section.
In June a group of volunteers went to Young Epilepsy in Lingfield Surrey where they built a new outdoor classroom for the children and support workers at the centre
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