Klara Mayer’s final secondment blog

01 Nov 2016

“Unbelievable, but true,” begins Hand in Hand secondee Klara Mayer’s final blog entry. “The days of my secondment are numbered.”

As much as we hate to say it, she’s right. Klara joined our office in London back in April, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust‘s secondment program – and Hand in Hand’s first secondee. In the six months that followed she made too many useful contributions to list, not least some trailblazing research into new fundraising markets in continental Europe. She also became one of our closest friends.

In her final blog entry, ‘Busting myths on my secondment’, Klara does just that, and bids farewell to our team.

“I’m very grateful for this secondment and I’m looking forward to starting again back home, though I say goodbye with mixed feelings,” she says. “In leaving, I quote some very nice words from my line manager at Hand in Hand International: ‘In German, we don’t say good bye, we say “Auf Wiedersehen”, which means “I will see you again.”‘ Therefore: Auf Wiedersehen – it was a pleasure!”

And indeed it was.

See you at the Christmas party, Klara.

Read Klara’s blog