Do you want the good news first or the bad news?
Well we'll start with the bad, our lovely Louise Lawrence is stepping down as an advocate for us, however the good news is she is taking a sabatical and will be returning in a years time!
The story behind her leaving is an amazing one. Lou works for Thomas Cook and she was flown out to their managers conference in Turkey as a last minute arrangement in December 2010. Unbeknown to her, her Mum and two very close friends and colleagues were flown out the next day in secret…her friend had been planning this for four years and had been waiting until Lou got better!
As Lou was sat enjoying the Gala Night on the final eve her very close friends went on stage and started talking about someone who was about to receive the Roger Flowers CEO Employee of the Year Award. It took her a long time to realize it was her!
Louise went on stage and there were several surprises for her: a VT from her friends, her Mum appearing on stage and she was then told she could have an all expenses paid holiday to anywhere she wants in the world! Amazing!
So Louise is starting a new adventure, we are all so pleased for her and her new role being the Thomas Cook Ambassador for the UK and Ireland
She will be attending many events as a guest of the CEO of Thomas Cook.
Louise says "I hope to achieve many things with my role including involvement with the Thomas Cook Childrens Charity and the Olympics 2012. Being an advocate was such a special role. Having a platform to directly address an issue so close to me and my family was a true honour. Working with a great team who share an ethos was incredible and I've learned so much along the way. I feel like a truly valued member of the LLTGL team and hope to return as an advocate in the future."
We at Live Life Then Give Life wish you lots of love and luck on your new venture and we can't wait to have you back in a years time!