Boxing Day for most of us is the calm after the storm of Christmas frenzy; but of course lots of us are working hard to keep the wheels of service turning.

The name itself originates from the ‘boxes’ of gifts and bonuses given to trades people to thank them for their hard work.  Hopefully that tradition of gratitude will live on and remind us to thank all of those who work tirelessly in the frontline roles of our everyday life, allowing us to enjoy the 24/7 society we have become so accustomed to.

It’s often hard to find calm in the lead up to Christmas, and so I was really privileged to visit Hazelwood School in Glasgow this week, where children between the ages of 2 and 18, and have sensory impairment are taught life skills essential for independent living. The school is situated in a beautiful woodland setting, adjacent to the hustle and bustle of Glasgow’s busy streets. Music plays a huge part of the curriculum, and the talent which has been developed is simply amazing. CCA were delighted to support Hazelwood’s musicALL initiative, which the school is justifiably proud of. 

As we draw to the close of 2014, I am delighted to be part of an industry which not only provides the backbone of services which we take for granted, but also one which supports so many local and national charities throughout the whole year.

So for all our unsung heroes - I hope you had a fantastic Christmas - here’s to a great 2015!  Youtube clip of Hazelwood School, Glasgow