Samsung supports Tommy D

Teenagers from our bereavement group Tommy D were recently invited to visit Samsung’s headquarters in Chertsey for a “Give & Gain Day”. The 8 youngsters, along with some of their parents and counsellors from our Children’s Services, were given a warm welcome, where they also meet Chelsea footballer Cesc Fabregas, who happened to be visiting at the same time. They enjoyed a tour and careers tips before each being presented with a Samsung tablet, to allow the group to stay in touch more easily.

The unique day came about after Samsung expressed an interest in supporting our Tommy D project, which helps teenagers come to terms with the loss of a close relative. “We are truly grateful for Samsung’s invitation and extraordinary hospitality and hope this will be the start of something beautiful,” said Corporate Fundraiser Anita Avery, and added “We’re hoping to continue this relationship so that our children’s bereavement groups benefit from Samsung’s tremendous support, and being a local charity it is easy for them to see just what a tangible difference it makes to us.”

The day started with the group enjoying a guided tour of Samsung House, where they learned about the company’s history, many departments and operations. The highlight was the state of the art showroom where they enjoyed a 45 minute ‘play session’ with their latest products. It was followed by a workshop with members of the senior Samsung Team, who told the teenagers about how they came to work for the company, before the Head of HR provided the teenagers with tips for writing their CV and personal presentation, which was timely for those of the group thinking about Saturday jobs and applying for university. They were also given advice on how to create a professional and appropriate looking profile for social media platforms such as Linkedin, and after an informative mentoring chat the Tommy D members were treated to lunch before being presented with each their tablet.

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