A TEAM of office workers swapped their pens for paintbrushes to give a Gravesend charity shop a make over.

Henry’s Angels – a group of volunteers from Henry Schein in Gillingham– took time out of their busy schedules to give the EllenorLions Hospices store, in Kings Street, a face lift.

The eight Angels brightened the walls with white emulsion and gave the woodwork a glossy finish.

They also donated clothes, household items and other stock to be sold in the shop. 

All of the materials were paid for by donations raised by the Angels at a car wash in July.

EllenorLions Hospices regional retail manager, Tim Stewart, said: "The shop looks fantastic.

"We are so grateful to Henry’s Angels for supplying the materials and giving up their time to give it a make-over.

"Our shops provide a vital source of income.

"Our Kings Street shop is run entirely by volunteers and we rely on donations of clothes, furniture and other goods from the public. If you are having a clear out at home, please remember EllenorLions." 

Henry’s Angels was formed in January last year with the goal of providing Henry Schein employees an opportunity to help local causes in practical ways. 

It is not the first time the Angels have given up their time to help EllenorLions Hospices.

Last year they painted another shop, decorated a young patient’s bedroom and helped to brighten up the gardens at the hospice in Northfleet.

Lynsey van Wyk, from Henry Schein, said: "Henry’s Angels will continue to support EllenorLions Hospices and chYps for as long as we can.

"It’s such a worthwhile cause and helping in this way, gives all our volunteers a chance to feel they’ve helped out and really been a part of something."