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Henry's Angels:Raising money, raising smiles and enjoying every second!
Henry Schein Team Members regularly volunteer to help local causes
Gillingham, 06 March 2013 – A team of employees from Henry Schein UK, one of the leadingproviders of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal healthpractitioners in the United Kingdom, had the deep wish to give something back to the world andfound an extraordinary solution driven by dedication, team spirit and empathy. Henry’s Angelswas formed in January 2011 by Team Schein Member Ellie Nightingale with the goal of providingother Henry Schein team members an opportunity to help local causes in practical ways. TheAngels believe that time is the most valuable commodity they can give and together they canmake a big difference.In May 2011, Henry’s Angels were introduced to the good work of EllenorLions Hospice,Gravesend, an organization that cares for adults with life-limiting illnesses in the area of Dartford,Gravesham and Swanley and its children’s hospice chYps that cares for more than 120 youngpeople in their homes across West Kent and the London Borough of Bexley. Equipped withplants, tools and bags of enthusiasm, and led by founding committee member Lyn Yorke, Henry’sAngels overhauled a large patch of garden. After this successful pilot project, Henry’s Angelsbecame an ongoing initiative of Henry Schein, with a standing committee of five Team ScheinMembers who supervise all projects.Since the first project of Henry’s Angels, nine projects have been completed with more than 2,150hours of work spent either painting children’s bedrooms or charity shops, gardening, movinghundreds of bricks, wrapping gifts or washing cars to fundraise for materials needed.Furthermore, an enormous number of gifts, plants, pre-loved clothes, working material and othergoodies have been donated for the projects or given to be sold in charity shops. Lynsey van Wyk,one of Henry’s Angels founding committee members, said, “Henry’s Angels is proud to supportEllenorLions Hospices. It is a wonderful cause and helping in this way, gives all of our volunteersa chance to feel they have helped out and really been a part of something special.”The Angels also participate in other initiatives for good causes. A team attended the MouthCancer Awareness Run in London in September 2012 and the London Moonwalk for BreastCancer in January 2013. Nearly 60 volunteers supported the different projects – including anhonorary Angel from a local electrical services company who donated time and materials. Henry’sAngels have also received tremendous support from local companies, hotels, services.The Henry’s Angels initiative has been established in two additional Henry Schein locations(Cardiff and Maidstone) and another is planned for Glasgow. In addition, Team Members fromSoftware of Excellence, Henry Schein’s practice management software company in Maidstone,founded the Angels of Excellence. The Angels support four projects each year. – more –