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Raising awareness of breast cancer

Published: 11/07/2017

Henry’s Angels, a group of volunteers from Henry Schein UK, supported the MoonWalk London in 2017 for the sixth year running.

MoonWalk London has been organised by grant-making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk for 20 years, helping the charity to raise in excess of £119m for vital breast cancer causes.

Organised by Henry’s Angels and led by Team Schein Member Jonathan Berger of Software of Excellence, Henry Schein sent a volunteer group to Clapham Common to take on several important organisational tasks. An additional 17 Team Schein Members formed Team ‘MoonSchein’ and participated in The MoonWalk, raising more than £2,000 for the cause.  

Henry’s Angels were also joined by Amber Cordingley, future Olympic hopeful from nearby Brompton Academy, a school that is also supported by Henry Schein through their Henry Schein Cares programme. Amber joined the team selling temporary tattoos under a big pink tent and on the night joined the Walk the Walk team on stage for part of the official warm-up.

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 lasting programme of volunteers wishing to give back to the local community. Henry’s Angels have gone from strength to strength, now with a presence in four locations in the UK and having organised more than 40 projects that have included in excess of 400 volunteers working more than 4,000 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 is part of Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility programme of Henry Schein, Inc. Henry Schein Cares helps increase access to care for underserved populations through three focus areas: wellness, prevention, treatment, and education; emergency preparedness and relief; and health care capacity building.

Henry’s Angels is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/hshenrysangels

For more information about Walk the Walk, please visit the charity’s website at www.walkthewalk.org where entries for the MoonWalk London 2018 are already open.