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PHILIPS cleans up for halow

Rose Connolley
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    On Thursday 13th October, volunteers from the PHILIPS UK Head Office took over Waitrose Guildford’s carpark to host a charity carwash in aid of the halow project. Customers of Waitrose were happy to have their car washed for a donation, upon their return, customers came back to a sparkling clean car courtesy of the volunteers from PHILIPS.

    Ed Argyle, National Account Manager PHILIPS UK LTD said: “Meeting the young people from the halow project was an inspiration to all of us and raising money and awareness for a local charity highly rewarding. We hope halow enjoyed having us as much as we enjoyed being with them and we recommend other businesses in the area, considering charitable activity, look no further than the halow project for a unique set of experiences for their colleagues.”

    Emily Cartwright, Community Activities Co-ordinator for Waitrose said "Waitrose Guildford have supported the halow project over the past year so were pleased to be able to host this fundraising event and help raise much needed money for the charity".

    Waitrose Guildford have been in the town centre for almost a year and supports a number of local charities either through their Community Matters tokens scheme or through donation requests and fundraising events.

    In the morning more than 20 PHILIPS staff, organised and attended a mixture of  Presentation Skills Workshops and Gardening Sessions with groups of young people from the halow project. The afternoon was set aside for fundraising for the charity,  PHILIPS staff had the choice of either the charity carwash at Waitrose or a sponsored 10 mile walk around Guildford.

    Diane Savage, Community & Events Fundraiser for the halow project said, “This day has shown a real collaboration between our young people and local companies working together to create a unique day of volunteering and fundraising all within our local community.  We should all be very proud of what has been achieved today and the fact that over £1000 has been raised for the halow project. Thank You to everyone for making today happen.”