Blue Friday at Te Papa

Last Friday (25  September) was designated Blue Friday, part of the bigger Blue September to help raise awareness of prostate cancer here in New Zealand – about 600 men die of this disease every year. Not good!

People from around New Zealand were encouraged to wear blue, decorate in blue to help raise this awareness as well as  funds. Out the front of  Te Papa 600 blue crosses were placed on the ground with people being invited to observe two minutes silence in memory of those men who have died.

While inside the building – back of house – the Social Committee had encouraged staff to go blue, as well as donate to this very worthwhile cause. And to think we were a bit worried no-one would dress up…

© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.

 Bet you never knew we have our own Scrubs division here at Te Papa did you?
 

© Te Papa, 2009.

National Services put on a lovely spread ALTHOUGH they’re kinda lucky their colour scheme is blue – notice the freaky blue biscuit things…

© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.

Even the scissor hoists decided to participate, although Theresa had to persuade them

 

© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.

Nani and the other lovelys in Admin chose a Blue’s Clues theme to decorate their area with…

© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.

… while the Repatriation Team were more refined in their tastes – albeit with more of those biscuit things.

We had some Superman entries:

© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.' © Te Papa, 2009.

 

© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.

 And I thought you’d like to see our two IT gals considering you get to see & read a lot of their writing throughout our Te Papa blog:

© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.

Heres Lucy
© Te Papa, 2009.

© Te Papa, 2009.

and this is Florence.

 

What did you do for Blue Friday at your workplace?  Have a look at the Blue September website gallery  and see what other workplaces around New Zealand did. It’ll be even bigger next year I’m sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses

  1. Issac Maez

    *Highlight your military service: You should always highlight the fact that you are a veteran and proudly served the country as a member of the armed forces. This shows many potential employers that you care and can go through with a commitment. Besides, you never know if who has or hasn’t served in the military so it never hurts to highlight this fact.

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