Vanilla is proud to be a charity partner of Hands Around the World, who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in Africa and India. The funds we raise aid the organisation in its daily activities, including supporting more than 3,000 vulnerable children in five different countries, ensuring they are clothed and fed, have a home and have access to education.

We decided to offer one employee the chance to go, covering the cost of the travel and also granting them two weeks additional leave.  As the number of applicants exceeded the places available, a ballot was held and Paul Darwin, our Head of Consulting, took the first trip in August 2018.

The trip was such a success for both Vanilla and HATW that we decided to offer the opportunity to more employees and we are planning the fifth person’s visit in early 2020.

Read below our employee’s first-hand accounts