It's just one day of every year, one extra special day that we look forward to... maybe not the number attached to it, but a day where we look forward to being spoiled, to spending time with friends, to enjoying some nice food, to having a cake WITH of course candles, and maybe to a cheeky drink. We look forward to a celebration... no matter how old we are.
Imagine this though... you have a child, it's their birthday in a week, but you've recently lost your job and you're finding it tough to pay the bills let alone put food on the table. How are you going to give your child the celebration they deserve? You know... a chocolate cake decorated with their favourite character, seeing their eyes light up as they unwrap their presents, playing games with all their friends... and all those happy, gooey feeling that we all love to feel. The feeling of helplessness in this situation no doubt would be unbearable... something none of us would like to experience, and something we never want our children to experience.
This is where 'Birthday Bliss' come in... an organisation started in the UAE by a lovely lady named Mika. Mika, along with a group of giving volunteers are helping families who have suffered financially due to Covid. Birthday Bliss are giving children the chance to celebrate their special day, with presents, cakes, balloons... a real joyous occasion.
In this episode, we chat with one of the amazing volunteers, Olivia, who is also cabin crew in the region. Olivia gives us an insight her role, an insight into what being a part of Birthday Bliss involves. From collecting gifts to blowing up balloons, but also celebrating with the child on their special day. Olivia also shares with us her experiences on a personal level, and also on how we can all get involved.
Birthday Bliss is certainly a fantastic initiative, one that definitely deserves to be supported.
We all deserve to celebrate, so let's help to give everyone this opportunity.