Meet Leanne Gardner
For our twelfth and final story of Christmas we’d like you to meet Leanne, our Bookings Manager who has been with the charity for nearly 13 years!
Jubilee Lodge guests in particular may recognise Leanne, as she began her Revitalise journey working at our Essex holiday centre back in 2007 as a waitress. Leanne was just 18 years old and discovered Jubilee Lodge as her mum Debbie already worked as a Chef. Following in the footsteps of her mum, Leanne joined the Catering team full-time after a few months.
“I loved working alongside my mum in the kitchen. During my time there, I did a cake decorating course and loved making sweet treats for our guests. Food is such a big part of anyone’s holiday, and it was fun to find ways to make guests holiday special in the work we did.”
Leanne even took some time out from her daily role to volunteer at Jubilee Lodge during Club Revitalise Youth week.
“My favourite memory was the fun day – water fights, competitions, pie throwing, all kinds of mayhem! We all had such a great time and everyone bought fancy dress for an evening.”
After seven years in the Catering team, Leanne became a Holiday Advisor in our London office; one of the friendly voices you hear when you book your holidays. After just a few years, she was given the role of Bookings Manager.
“Working in our central office gives me a completely different perspective of how things run here at Revitalise. I know how hard our holiday centres work to make each and every break special, so now I love supporting them from behind the scenes.
“I love hearing the special moments we create. I actually just received a Christmas card from a guest, thanking us for everything we do to organise their holidays each year.
“The charity has helped me to become the person I am today – I have grown up at Revitalise.”
If you’d like to find out more about joining the R Club as a guest, volunteer or staff member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0303 303 0145.