Holland & Barrett gives healthy hope to worthy causes

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A charity event organised by high street retailer Holland & Barrett has raised an impressive £181,000 for good causes.

The company, based in Nuneaton’s Eliot Park, hosted its annual golf day and gala dinner earlier this year which was supported by staff and suppliers alike.

The record-breaking total for the annual event, now in its 7th year, has been passed to the company’s charity committee, called Healthy Hope, who will be allocating the £281,000 fund to various local and international causes, as well as supporting fundraising efforts by more than 3,000 Holland & Barrett staff across the UK.

Holland & Barrett’s Healthy Hope committee was set up in 2014 to help give something back to local and national charities. Supporting more than 50 initiatives throughout the UK to date, it also provides sponsorship to staff and suppliers who take part in their own fundraising through a wide range of activities such as sky dives and marathons.

One of the major beneficiaries of the charity event this year will be the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People based in Loughborough, who provide support to families and children suffering from life threatening or terminal illness, which Holland & Barrett has worked closely with for many years. Other beneficiaries include the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and the British Red Cross.

Gurdial Flora, from Holland & Barrett’s Healthy Hope committee, said the annual charity event is a great opportunity to raise awareness for a good cause. “This is the 7th year we’ve held our annual event and each year it’s fantastic to see the level of support we get, this year nearly 500 people were in attendance. We’re overwhelmed with the amount of money we have raised and are so pleased to be able to donate it to these worthy charities.”

Holland & Barrett operates over 800 stores in the UK and Ireland and headquartered on the Eliot Park complex in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, where it employs more than 250 people.