#GiveGoodGifts Meets...David, member of The Soap Co. production team

December 12, 2017

#GiveGoodGifts Meets...David, member of The Soap Co. production team

For our last blog post in our 12 Days of Christmas series we talked to David, who has been with our production team almost two years now! We met up in our canteen during his lunch break and were keen to find out what he has planned for this festive season, chatted about his family and friends – the most important part of David’s Christmas.

Throughout his life, David has been a very positive person despite the fact of being diagnosed with Anderson-Tawil syndrome when he was very young. David has never allowed his disability to stop him living a full and joyful life – he brings this great attitude with him to work and is always happy to share it with his colleagues. 

What's the first thing you are planning to do this Christmas?
I am really looking forward to the break, it would be nice to just have a rest, watch television, enjoy Christmas dinner and spend time with the loved ones. I can’t wait for a visit from my family – my nan and younger brother, and I’m hoping a few more relatives will come over to just hang out and have a catch up.

If you had to create a reverse Advent calendar, what would you put in yours and who would you give it to?

I have met many kind people throughout my life who have helped me in various ways. I wish I was able to return their kindness. The best way I can do it is by offering my friendship, kindness and support in return. For my reverse Advent calendar, I wish I was able to have one lovely catch-up each day with one and all. If time nor money was an obstacle, I would love to help them towards having a more joyous Christmas.

What does Guilt Free Giving mean to you?

Being able to give a gift that you know the receiver actually wants, but it doesn’t always have to mean spending money. Like giving my time, spending it together and a kind word shared. These are the kind of gifts that I appreciate receiving myself.

What would make it onto your Christmas playlist?

I really like all of the Christmas songs, particularly the cheerful ones. But I’ll most certainly make sure to include ‘Merry Christmas, Everybody’ by Slade – it’s such a happy and funny song!

"Are you waiting for the family to arrive?
Are you sure you've got the room to spare inside?
Does your Granny always tell you
That the old songs are the best?
Then she's up and rock 'n' rollin' with the rest!"

 

Thanks, David.

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