Helpers win best dressed window
VOLUNTEERS took time out of work to give charity shop window displays across the borough a spruce up.
Taking inspiration from retail guru Mary Portas, staff from GlaxoSmithKline volunteered their time to revamp Harlington Hospice charity shops.
Staff from the company, based in Stockley Park, West Drayton, gave window displays a makeover as part of a competition.
Teams of volunteers battled it out in a bid to win the best dressed window award.
Claudette St Paul, a member of the GSK team working on the Harlington Hospice shop in Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor, which was the winner of the best dressed window competition, helped to organise the day.
She said: “The volunteers enjoyed their busy day working in the charity shops run by Harlington Hospice and meeting members of the local community.
“Some of us became fashion and homeware advisors for the day and tried to encourage as many sales as possible.
“Kathryn Underwood from Harlington Hospice judged the competition, and announced that the Ruislip Manor Team – along with our little helper Daisy Givens, four, who contributed a beautifully hand-drawn hedgehog for our window display after a hard morning at school – were announced the winners.”
GSK volunteers at the Ickenham shop in Swakeleys Road sold raffle tickets to customers and made their window display such a success they were even selling display items.
The charity shop makeovers were part of GSK’s Orange Day, which gives its employees one paid day off each year to volunteer for a good cause.
n VOLUNTEERS: (From left) Jessica Lim, Phil Yates, Kanaljit Kaur, Sharon Logan and Paulina Ward; (inset) window display Photos by Grant
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