Staff from escorted touring operator Collette celebrated the company’s sixth annual Founders Week by volunteering at a residential centre in west London.

The team including head office staff and regional sales managers helped clear and build adventure and play areas at the Willow Tree Centre including a night-time course designed to help young people overcome their fear of darkness.

They were joined by representatives of the travel trade media including members of Travel Weekly’s editorial and commercial teams.

Stephen Mills, Collette head of partnerships, said: “Volunteering at the Willow Tree as an entire UK team along with trade press was a very special way for us to celebrate our sixth Annual Founders Week which remembers Dan Sullivan Snr by giving back to our local communities.

“In the US, our head office will spend time supporting Rise Against Hunger with a 50k meal packaging event, where the goal is to reach one million meals for our 100th Anniversary.

“The Sullivan family has a long tradition of philanthropy which encourages all employees via our charity, Collette Cares, to volunteer four hours each month.”

The Willow Tree Centre is in Harefield, near Collette’s UK office in Uxbridge.