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TLC Complete the Tree Top Challenge!

Team TLC recently met for a day of fun and adventure at Go Ape, situated in the beautiful Itchen Valley Country Park. Following a safety briefing, the team set off along the high ropes, swinging, climbing and zip-lining between the trees! We then tucked into a delicious BBQ lunch in the sun. Recharged and raring to go, we then took part in an outdoor escape room that saw us work together to solve puzzles and riddles to save a monkey, who had been kidnapped by poachers. We all had a great time, meeting face-to-face once again and we were over the moon to hold the record for the fastest escape room time!

CamKids return to school in 2021!

 

You may already know that TLC Business supports ‘CamKids’, The Cambodian Children’s Charity. ‘CamKids’ is a development and relief organisation, dedicated to providing direct aid to disadvantaged children in Cambodia.

Last year was tough on many fronts for everybody, but we are pleased to say that ‘CamKids’ have been able to adjust and continue to provide vital help in Cambodia. In fact, they were able to reopen their schools in January 2021 after a delay from the Cambodian Government due to COVID-19!

We are pleased to say, we received a case study from one of the Students at ‘CamKids’ schools. This is his story and how the charity helps:

Team TLC go kayaking

Camkids celebrate their best year yet

TLC Business have been proud sponsors of The Cambodian Children’s Charity for 9 years now, so we’re really pleased to share their latest update about how the charity’s education program is going.

2019 has been an excellent year for the charity, with another cohort of final year students successfully graduating (despite the outside pressures on children in this region of Cambodia to leave school and get a job in the fields or factories as early as possible); as well as successfully installing electricity in their CCC school, which helps Cambodian children from poorer backgrounds have access to an education.

A few highlights from 2019 include:

  • The CCC School reaching 423 students, from kindergarten through to Grade 6
  • The CCC School achieving a 98% pass rate
  • The Cambodian Children’s Charity health clinic providing free healthcare services to more than 2000 children and 847 villagers
  • Eighteen volunteers visiting the CCC school to teach Maths and Literacy

You can read the full update here and if you’d like to know more about The Cambodian Children’s Charity work, you can visit their website here.

TLC take on The Crystal Maze

TLC headed up to London last friday to the take on The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience challenge for our most recent team day out! As part of the 90 minute experience, the team were taken through four zones: Aztec, Industrial, Futuristic and Medieval. Each zone contained several games, testing our skill, physical & mental ability – as well as a mystery category! We had a fantastic time and overall the team managed to collect 7 crystals and almost 200 golden tickets in the dome.

Caroline designs some delicious biscuits

Smile! Our graphic designer, Caroline, has been at it again with her gorgeous biscuit designs – which made for a lovely surprise for the TLC team this morning.

 

TLC climbed Mount Snowdon!

Last Friday, the TLC team visited Snowdonia National Park for a challenging climb up Mount Snowdon. The team had a very early start leaving from the office at 5am Friday morning and arrived at the starting point of the ascent for the PYG track at approximately 11am. Lots of sun cream and water was needed to keep us hydrated and protected from the very hot and sunny weather, which made the climb extra challenging at times. After approximately 3.5miles of ascent, the team made it to the summit at approximately 2pm where we took a break to enjoy some lunch and admire the views. We then set off for the descent at approximately 3pm via the Miners Track and made it back to our coach at 5pm to return back to the office! Here are some pictures from the day!

Caroline treats the office to some hand-decorated biscuits

Our Graphic Designer, Caroline, was kind enough to bring in some biscuity treats for the team yesterday. Baked and hand-decorated by Caroline herself, the biscuits went down a storm in the office!

TLC complete The MacGuffin Project

   

Team TLC were put to the test at the MacGuffin Project escape rooms in Bournemouth on Friday! With only an hour to escape, both teams went head to head to complete the challenge. It was an extremely close call, with both teams escaping with less than 10 minutes to go – but it was team Jigsaw who came out on top in the end, beating team Dynamo by just 24 seconds.

A cookie-tastic bake off

TLC went all out with this bake off – creating an array of different cookies & biscuits, from a traditional German Christmas meringue cookie to a chocolate & hazelnut shortbread! It was a close call, but in the end it was Anna’s chocolate & peanut butter cookies which won overall – scoring an impressive 104/130 for taste, technical and appearance.