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Henry Schein UK helps local underserved individuals stay warm this winter season

14:24 / 12-01-2023


Henry Schein Dental and Henry Schein Medical UK are helping individuals in need this winter by donating warm clothes to the Gillingham Street Angels. A small grassroots charity established in 2019, the Gillingham Street Angels helps homeless and vulnerable people of all ages in Medway and the surrounding areas*. 

More than one in five people in the UK live in poverty – 14.5 million people, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation**. As part of Henry Schein UK’s commitment to giving back to the community, Team Schein Members purchased a variety of winter clothing, including padded coats, tracksuits, unisex thermal socks, beanie hats, neck warmers, and gloves. The garments covered a range of sizes for men, women, and children, and were presented to the Gillingham Street Angels by Team Schein. 

“We thank the Henry Schein UK team for their donation of winter clothes which will help keep the homeless and vulnerable people in and around Medway warm this winter,” said Neil Charlick, Chief Executive Officer of the Gillingham Street Angels. “Donations like this enable us to continue to support our communities at this time of real need.”

This initiative by Henry Schein UK aligns with Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility programme. Henry Schein Cares stands on five pillars: empowering Team Schein to reach their potential, advancing health equity and expanding access to care for underserved communities, accelerating environmental sustainability, strengthening, and diversifying our supply chain, and maintaining strong ethical governance. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on four main areas: (1) wellness, treatment, prevention, and education; (2) capacity building; (3) emergency preparedness and disaster response; and (4) health system strengthening.

“Our culture is built on the belief that every person is as important as the next,” said Vikki Goodall, Managing Director, UK & Ireland Dental Distribution. “This culture is integral to our business and at the core of our initiatives, which is why collaborating with organisations like the Gillingham Street Angels is so important to us. We hope our donations can help bring warmth and comfort this season to those individuals who need it most.”

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