A hardened team of six RD:IR volunteers ventured out of London to Aylesbury on 12 March, swapping a day at the desk for a day of manual labour. Our task for the day was to help paint the offices of Lymphoma Action, our chosen charity of the year.

Following an early start, we arrived at the office and were tasked with finishing one of the office rooms on the top floor, with a spectacular view over the Buckinghamshire countryside. The team all worked as hard as they could throughout the day – fuelled by a steady flow of cups of tea kindly offered by the Lymphoma Action staff – and managed to finish that office, as well as the kitchen and hallway. We were very grateful to be given the opportunity to help a small charity in this way, saving them hundreds of pounds on decorators and allowing them to focus their time on continuing to provide support & advice to those affected by lymphoma.

Everyone at Lymphoma Action was very accommodating, and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who went along. A great day offering a great change of scenery for a great cause.