On Monday 25 April our long awaited new uniform finally arrived… It has taken months to organise and get ordered as the staff team went through much deliberation as they trialled colours, sizes and types of clothing.
Finally the consensus was that hoodies were to replace the traditional jumpers that we had always had as people felt these were more modern and more comfortable/practical to wear.
The traditional blue was to be replaced by each team member’s choice of colours for both polo shirt and hoodie. The only thing we asked was that the colours went together… No clashes as we couldn’t bear it on our eyes!!
People selected their colours and sizes and ‘fits’; some preferred the ‘ladies fit’, some the ‘mens’…
We decided the name badges had to go as they were too easily knocked off or pulled by little hands and so instead we were to have our names embroidered on our shirts and hoodies so all can read easily.
The new rainbow uniform arrived in time for us to start wearing it on Monday and this was very timely as many of Team Jolly had given up their time on the Saturday before this as we had wanted to have a good tidy, paint of walls and paintwork and after donning power tools on Saturday as we sanded, painted and cleaned (‘Bob’ would have been proud of us!!) it felt just right that our new uniform arrived after we had spent the weekend working as a team to make the building even brighter too!
The response from our children has been phenomenal as they have shown off their fabulous knowledge of colours as they have excitedly discussed what the jolly grown-ups are all wearing and we love the brighter, individual feel that the uniforms have. You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled and see if you can tell us which colour hoodie is the most popular?! How about the polos?!
Next Saturday the great garden overhaul commences… Watch this very exciting space. Mind you we’ll probably be wearing our old blue Jollies tops as scruffs as we tidy, build and create! Exciting times ahead and massive thanks to our Jolly Team for all their hard work and dedication. There’s no team quite like our Jolly Team and for this we are eternally grateful.