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Post | August 2019 | 1 min read

A day at the zoo with H&M and Atlassian  

Written by Sanne Bruin from H&M
elderly people at ARTIS zoo

A few H&M and Atlassian employees took up their yearly ‘volunteering day’ and joined a group of elderly from Cordaan for a day at Artis, an Amsterdam zoo. Sanne Bruin from H&M shares her experience!

As she danced, Bets descended from the bus at the beautiful age of 97 years. Behind her soon followed her good friend, Greet, 88 years old. Greet: “I don’t know if I remember the way. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve been here!”

The volunteers were there to stroll around the park with elderly in wheelchairs, but some of them - including the two friends - walked by themselves, with a walker that is. When asked who they were most excited to see, both Bets & Greet yelled out: the sea lions!

At the end of our walk we sat down with a lunch pack that Cordaan had provided us with. And before we knew it, it was time to gather up in front of the buses so our new friends could go home. It was a beautiful day!

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