Bright World Hub: December Edition

Bright World Hub: December Edition

The festive season is upon us and Bright World has well and truly been in the holiday spirit this month.

On Friday 18th December, head office took part in Text Santa’s Christmas Jumper Day. For a donation of their choice, all members of staff wore their favourite festive knit to work and helped to raise money for three amazing charities – Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children.

Some staff showed their creative flair and decided to make a festive jumper themselves using a plain jumper and covering it in either tinsel, Christmas lights, baubles or homemade snowflakes. Even Apple and Onion joined in and decorated their collars with gold bows.

Well done to everyone at head office – you all looked fabulous!

Brightworld head office team in their festive Jumpers
 
We would also like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our partners for your kind wishes and Christmas cards. It is lovely to receive such thoughtful words and we look forward to continuing our close relations with you and your teams in the new year.

During the busy festive period here at Bright World, we also feel that it's important to inform you of our working hours and Emergency Phone cover.

Bright World Emergency Phone:

The Bright World Emergency Phone will be switched off for the Christmas Holiday from 21st December 2015 at 00:00 until 31st December 2015 at 00:00 GMT. This will also affect our out of hours’ email addresses as they will not be monitored while the emergency phone is switched off.

Emails and Response:

During the Christmas period, Bright World staff will be checking their emails as normal. However, any Christmas Holiday flight details or other urgent emails should be sent to us at the latest by Friday 18th December.

Office Closure:

Friday 25th December 2015, Monday 28th December 2015 and Friday 1st January 2016 are all Bank (Public) Holidays in the UK and the office will not be open on these days.

Hedgeblog

It’s time for another instalment of the Hedgeblog, which follows the hedgehogs who have set up home in Lana and James’s garden.

We are happy to announce that Hedgy and Hedgina have finally gone into hibernation. Hedgehogs are one of the few mammals in Britain that are true hibernators. During hibernation, hedgehogs are not really asleep, instead they drop their body temperature to match their cold surroundings. This allows them to save a lot of energy but slows down all other bodily functions, making normal activity impossible. 

Hedgehogs usually hibernate from October/November through to March/April, but when the weather has been as unusually warm as it has been, Hedgehogs can remain active well into December.

While in hibernation the hedgehog’s fuel supply comes from the fat stores it has built up over the summer. Eating enough before hibernation is vital to a hedgehog’s survival and Lana and James have helped Hedgy and Hedgina to fatten up nicely in time for winter.

We hope Hedgy and Hedgina have a nice rest and we look forward to seeing them happy and healthy in the new year. Maybe we’ll even get to see some hoglets! 

Posted on December 23rd, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

 

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