Henry Schein Angels ‘MoonWalk’ for charity
Henry’s Angels, a group of volunteers from Henry Schein UK, supported the MoonWalk London this weekend (Saturday 11 May).
The MoonWalk is organised by breast cancer grant making charity, walkthewalk, which has to date raised over £84 million for vital breast cancer care and cancer research causes. The MoonWalk London is already in its 16th year.
Led by Henry’s Angels, a total of 54 volunteers – the largest number of volunteers that walkthewalk have ever had join them from one company – made their way to Battersea Power Station to take on the massive task of organising the Baggage Tent as volunteer Crew.
Travelling from Henry Schein’s Gillingham offices for the 6pm to midnight shift, the volunteers made up mainly of Henry Schein team members from Gillingham and Maidstone but also including some of their family members and a supplier partners (Diverse Catering) helped to look after the 17,000 bra-clad walkers who were raising money for this important cause.
Apart from the responsibility of safekeeping the thousands of bags, and ensuring the weary walkers didn’t have a long wait when they returned, walkthewalk was looking to Henry’s Angels for their special brand of enthusiasm to cheer and spur on the walkers throughout the evening.
Henry’s Angels was formed in January 2011 by Team Schein members Ellie Nightingale, Lyn Yorke and Lynsey van Wyk who wanted to put together a long lasting programme of volunteers wishing to give something back to the local community.
Henry’s Angels have gone from strength to strength, so far organising 11 projects that have included over 120 volunteers and 2,700 hours.
The Angels support four projects each year and have already received tremendous support from local companies, hotels and services. Henry’s Angels believe that time is the most valuable commodity they can give and together they can make a big difference.
Henry’s Angels are part of Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc., which helps increase access to care for underserved populations through three focus areas: wellness, prevention, and treatment; emergency preparedness and relief; and health care capacity building.
Henry’s Angels are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/hshenrysangels.
For more information about walkthewalk, please visit the charity’s web site at www.walkthewalk.org.