A ball bath, a drawing competition and face painting. Last weekend, at locations where employees normally provide smoothly functioning logistics for their customers, Logwin employees and their families were invited to take part in a family day event. Many took this welcome opportunity to enjoy something different with their families.
More than 2000 employees visited locations across Germany with their families and joined in the celebrations at Logwin’s first family day event. Celebration took place not only in Germany, the colleagues in Austria and Hong Kong met as well for a family day. Donations were collected for the children’s charity Save the Children, and with a donation from the company, a total of 50,000 euros was raised for the good cause.
The starting point for the family days was a joint event involving Logwin branches and representatives from Save the Children on the occasion of the World Children´s Day on 20 November 2017.
In an opening speech by Germany’s Save the Children CEO Susanna Krüger, she emphasised the importance of corporate involvement, such as that from Logwin, for the organisation’s work, and wished all Logwin employees and their families fun at the upcoming family day. Coffee, cake and a barbecue was provided for the employees and their families who were in attendance at the opening in Berlin and a bouncy castle and other attractions were available for the children. A highlight was the handing over of a trailer unit displaying designs from children who had taken part in a company-wide drawing competition.
Celebrations took place across the whole weekend at Logwin locations throughout Germany. Some locations joined together to offer an extensive programme of events with a diversity of attractions for both young and old. For example, there was knock-down-the-tins competition and tombola in Munich. In Stuttgart, tours of the airport were on offer with food-trucks
providing refreshments. In Hamburg, children were able to decorate gingerbread hearts and pack a container. In Nuremberg, a turntable ladder from the fire service provided high times.
Monchengladbach held a Logwin quiz treasure hunt. In Großostheim, children could spray graffiti onto a trailer unit. In Erfurt, geo coaching was on offer. In Schwäbisch Gmünd, families were provided with stick bread and marshmallows and in many other locations, events were provided for everyone to enjoy a great day.
Successful cooperation with Save the Children
The idea of the family day emerged in a joint workshop in June with Logwin employee representatives and Save the Children. The aim of the family day was to give families an opportunity to celebrate and have fun together. This was to be accompanied with information on the worldwide activities of Save the Children for the right and protection of children as well as fundraising for the child protection charity. In past years, Logwin has supported Save the Children by transporting aid and making donations.
By the end of the event, everyone had enjoyed the fund and entertainment together, learnt something about Save the Children, ate and drunk well, and made donations to a good
cause. An all-round successful event.
Logwin AG (Grevenmacher, Luxembourg) provides efficient logistics and transport solutions for its customers from industry and trade. In 2016, the group generated a turnover of EUR 1.1bn and currently employs around 4,200 staff. Logwin operates in all main markets worldwide and has around 190 locations in 35 countries on 6 continents. With its two business segments Solutions and Air + Ocean, Logwin AG is one of the leaders in the market.