43 episodes

Have you ever wondered about the “glamorous” lives led by beautiful cabin crew or well-navigated pilots? Well, it’s not necessarily about the shopping we might do, the beaches we sun-bake on, or the hotels and restaurants we frequent. In fact, it is often about experiencing countries from the farthest corners of the globe, and seeing first-hand the many sad and horrific situations faced by these societies. As a result, many selfless airline crew are deeply involved with a number of lesser-known charities and non-profit organisations around the world, dedicating their time and money toward helping the disadvantaged. Whether it be vulnerable children, migrant worker conditions, or perhaps animal cruelty, Hatrack Heroes! aims to raise awareness of these organisations, and give you an insight into their day to day lives. In this podcast we find out what these charities are doing, who they are, and how they are dealing with the issues faced. By listening, we hope these emotional and heartwarming stories will impact you in some way, even if it just makes you THINK!

Hatrack Heroes‪!‬ Elle & Arthur

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Have you ever wondered about the “glamorous” lives led by beautiful cabin crew or well-navigated pilots? Well, it’s not necessarily about the shopping we might do, the beaches we sun-bake on, or the hotels and restaurants we frequent. In fact, it is often about experiencing countries from the farthest corners of the globe, and seeing first-hand the many sad and horrific situations faced by these societies. As a result, many selfless airline crew are deeply involved with a number of lesser-known charities and non-profit organisations around the world, dedicating their time and money toward helping the disadvantaged. Whether it be vulnerable children, migrant worker conditions, or perhaps animal cruelty, Hatrack Heroes! aims to raise awareness of these organisations, and give you an insight into their day to day lives. In this podcast we find out what these charities are doing, who they are, and how they are dealing with the issues faced. By listening, we hope these emotional and heartwarming stories will impact you in some way, even if it just makes you THINK!

    One Human Race (Part 2)

    One Human Race (Part 2)

    Take yourself back a number of years, and picture the endless lines and groups of humans as they tried to escape the horrors of their homeland, and embark on a journey into a new country, a safe country. The refugee crisis was in full swing... young men, families with children... all striving for a better life, and in many cases, striving for life.

    The image captured from this was one that our guest, Rando Wagner, experienced first hand, and really gave him drive and strength. The surreal feeling he got from this situation is something that has stayed with him ever since.

    Rando Wagner's heart was touched, and a sense of solemness had thrust itself inside him... the sights he was seeing on the television was something else. The thoughts that entered into him were ones of horror and shock, and gave him chilling thoughts that reminded him of the history he'd been taught from days gone by in Germany.

    This alone, gave him the trigger to utilise his position as cabin crew, and the time he had available to embark on a journey that would help and support the most vulnerable people as they tried to make the treacherous journey away from their war-torn homeland to pastures new.

    Join us as Rando talks us through his project 'One Human Race', the stories he has lived through, and the amazing work that he and his team are doing.

    • 20 min
    One Human Race (Part 1)

    One Human Race (Part 1)

    Take yourself back a number of years, and picture the endless lines and groups of humans as they tried to escape the horrors of their homeland, and embark on a journey into a new country, a safe country. The refugee crisis was in full swing... young men, families with children... all striving for a better life, and in many cases, striving for life.

    The image captured from this was one that our guest, Rando Wagner, experienced first hand, and really gave him drive and strength. The surreal feeling he got from this situation is something that has stayed with him ever since.

    Rando Wagner's heart was touched, and a sense of solemness had thrust itself inside him... the sights he was seeing on the television was something else. The thoughts that entered into him were ones of horror and shock, and gave him chilling thoughts that reminded him of the history he'd been taught from days gone by in Germany.

    This alone, gave him the trigger to utilise his position as cabin crew, and the time he had available to embark on a journey that would help and support the most vulnerable people as they tried to make the treacherous journey away from their war-torn homeland to pastures new.

    Join us as Rando talks us through his project 'One Human Race', the stories he has lived through, and the amazing work that he and his team are doing.

    • 32 min
    Blessed To Bless (Part 2)

    Blessed To Bless (Part 2)

    Having experienced a sometimes tough upbringing back in her home country of the Philippines, we chat with Zen who tells us a bit about her journey from her childhood until now as she enriches the lives of children across the country through her vision of 'Seed', and also enriches the lives of those who are struggling over in the Middle East.

    A simple memory of a kind-hearted person offering the young Zen a bowl of porridge while playing in the street has manifested a strong drive to want to give back to the community. Something small like this really triggered a chain reaction of goodness that Zen has acted upon through her faith in God.

    Zen, who lives in Dubai, utilises her networks from her employment as airline crew, from church communities, and through an amazing band of volunteers to make the lives of many who are either suffering from poverty that much better.

    Whether they be families who have lost income from Covid, or individuals who have had a tough time getting through life in general, or the children of the Philippines who need that extra help so they can get an education, and have that seed sewn into their lives so they can look forward to a beautiful life.

    Join us for a chat full of humility and grace, and a heartfelt thankfulness for the life Zen has been able to lead.

    • 28 min
    Blessed To Bless (Part 1)

    Blessed To Bless (Part 1)

    Having experienced a sometimes tough upbringing back in her home country of the Philippines, we chat with Zen who tells us a bit about her journey from her childhood until now as she enriches the lives of children across the country through her vision of 'Seed', and also enriches the lives of those who are struggling over in the Middle East.

    A simple memory of a kind-hearted person offering the young Zen a bowl of porridge while playing in the street has manifested a strong drive to want to give back to the community. Something small like this really triggered a chain reaction of goodness that Zen has acted upon through her faith in God.

    Zen, who lives in Dubai, utilises her networks from her employment as airline crew, from church communities, and through an amazing band of volunteers to make the lives of many who are either suffering from poverty that much better.

    Whether they be families who have lost income from Covid, or individuals who have had a tough time getting through life in general, or the children of the Philippines who need that extra help so they can get an education, and have that seed sewn into their lives so they can look forward to a beautiful life.

    Join us for a chat full of humility and grace, and a heartfelt thankfulness for the life Zen has been able to lead.

    • 30 min
    Conceptually Unique

    Conceptually Unique

    "The more you give, the more you get", mantra we should all live by... as per the quote on Nu Skin's website, and also as per the upbringing of our guest in today's episode.

    Maria, crew with Emirates Airline, has embarked on a journey taking in her passion of skincare and beauty, and gently blending it with her natural motherly and maternal instinct.

    Sounds like a strange blend, but in fact this is the unique concept coming from the company she has joined with while on unpaid maternity leave. Nu Skin are a company who not only deal with skin, but are a company extremely dedicated to enriching the lives of children in most need around the world.

    The concept, unique to them is 'Nourish The Children', and it is a concept we chat with Maria in depth about in this brand new episode of 'Hatrack Heroes!'. Maria is someone who wants to give her all, not only for her own children, but for the children of the world, and Nu Skin has given her this opportunity.

    • 28 min
    Service Above Self

    Service Above Self

    "Many of you have probably heard of the organisation we chat about today. They are most known for their amazing work with the eradication of Polio around the world, but also for fighting disease, promoting peace, and also disaster relief.
    Rotary International are a worldwide organisation doing many amazing things around the world, with the help of over one million members... one of whom we are speaking with today.
    Ana Mihai Schmidt is cabin crew with Emirates, but has been involved with Rotary for a number of years now starting back in her home country, Romania.
    After moving to Dubai, she became involved again with the organisation joining up with events visiting a disable children's home, and delivering Iftar boxes to the labour workers during Ramadan.
    She also embarked on a journey of self-discovery and growth by being the leader for her own project raising money at the Flea Markets.
    Ana, from experience, can really say that Rotary gives you the opportunity to grow, and to become a better person. 
    Join us for a great chat, and maybe it'll give you the encouragement to embark on a similar kind of journey too."

    • 29 min