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Morson Group children receive special thank you gifts for lockdown support

James Kenealey health and well being

Kids Gifts (1)

The children of Morson Group colleagues across the world received a special surprise gift through the post as a token of our appreciation for their patience and understanding.

All colleagues who are parents or primary carers of children aged 18 or under were given the opportunity to register for a special gift to be sent out to their child, along with a letter of thank you from the business acknowledging the challenges they’ve faced over the last 12 months and for their help and understanding:

"We know this past year has been a little strange and we just wanted to say a big thank you for the support, patience and love you are showing your grownups whilst they are busy working hard. We have sent you a little gift to show you just how grateful we are. We hope you like it!"

As part of our dedication to listening to our colleagues thoughts, ideas and concerns in order to provide the best support possible, we surveyed our employees at the end of 2020 to find out how they had been coping with the most unprecedented of years. The results indicated that many had felt the extra pressure of managing work and looking after their children through home-schooling and supporting their wellbeing.

School-age children have experienced a time of great upheaval during the coronavirus pandemic, with rules and situations changing, often for reasons they won’t fully understand. We believe it’s important to show our appreciation for the youngest members of the Morson family and do what we can to keep them upbeat during potentially the last few months of lockdown measures, as well as help to provide some respite to parents:

"If you’re feeling extra creative, we are running a special Morson competition. To enter, all you need to do is either create a picture of your new gift, or if you prefer you could build something with it.
The more fun your creation is, the better!"

Over 450 children were registered for a gift, the first of which arrived at the start of March. All of the gifts are gender-neutral and themed around STEM and creativity. Some of our employees took to social media to express their thanks, along with that of their young children:

 

Adrian Adair, Chief Operating Officer:

"I’m really proud to be part of an organisation that allowed us to thank all of the little people in our Morson Group family for supporting their parents whilst working. It’s been a really difficult time for our children as they adapt to the changes caused by COVID-19, often without really understanding why. An amazing job done by the HR team who managed to deliver a huge 450 STEM focused toys to the smallest members of our Morson team across the globe. My daughter was particularly pleased with the train she received!"

In order to further support parents and their children, we also launched Morson Clubhouse Kids, a programme of engaging and entertaining online events for young children each week, including a magic show and storytelling.