Helpers win best dressed win­dow

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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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