Last Thursday, everyone at Open left work on time for once to celebrate the year at our Christmas party, held nearby at the London Fields Brewery.
Given the location, a group of us decided to save on the cab fare and enjoyed a somewhat bracing 30-minute walk along the canal.
Sure, it was pitch black at times and yes, some speedy cyclists might well have deserved to end up in the less than fresh water – but two-by-two and not quite hand-in-hand, we all made it.
Of course, the amount of bravery required to dodge a few two-wheeled plonkers after dark is nothing compared to the courage shown every day by our wonderful servicemen and women – which is why many of us donated our cab fares to Walking with the Wounded.
They work to support wounded military personnel, helping them retrain, re-skill and find new careers. You can learn more about them and what they do here.
So not only did our pre-party jaunt prove to be a great start to a great night – it was made all the better by doing a little bit of good.
Merry Christmas everyone!