Holiday Message from CEO Clare Guilfoyle
I really enjoy this time of the year as it is when I reflect back on what has been achieved both personally and at Grow. 2015 has been a great year for us and I feel very proud of what has been achieved and very appreciative of all the hard work put in by staff, volunteers, Growers and our supporters
I was delighted to read the responses to our annual survey of Grow members. Nearly 500 members completed the survey this year. Given the time of year, the feedback which touches me the most was that 83.5% of Growers stated they felt hopeful about future and 83.3% felt confident of recovering their good mental health. Isn’t that the best Christmas present of all!
Of course these wonderful outcomes are only possible due to the work of each person in Grow and the spirit in which we work together with Grow members and volunteers. It’s through our collective impact that we make the greatest difference. Our team and the culture we foster underpins all the good work we do, and the brighter futures we are able to create with Grow members.
I’m very excited about 2016 but, right now, I’m sure many of you are looking forward to recharging your batteries and catching up with family and friends over the next few weeks. From all of us at the National Support Office, we wish you a very happy and safe holiday and Christmas and bright and hopeful new year.