Helping The Community in West Ealing

Local store offering financial support

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A shop in West Ealing has launched a new scheme aimed at helping the local community.

Wilko is appealing to anyone who is passionate about their area to get involved and apply for a donation from the store’s Helping Hands budget.

Michael Walkner, Wilko store manager, said: “The Helping Hands scheme is all about supporting local projects and directly benefitting the lives of people who live and work close to our store.

“As a company, it’s great to be able to help local groups and charities by giving something back to the area.

“We’d like to hear from anyone who’s keen to make a difference in West Ealing, whether it’s a school that needs arts and crafts supplies or a dogs’ home that needs extra food and treats, we want to help.”

Helping Hands application forms can be collected from the store and once completed, forms should be returned to the store’s help desk. Successful applicants will be notified within three months of submission.

Wilko stores in Wembley, Hayes and Harrow are also offering support to local projects as part of the Helping Hands scheme.

A family owned firm after more than 80 years of trading, JK Wilkinson opened the first Wilko store on Charnwood Street, Leicester, in 1930. The company’s portfolio has expanded significantly over the decades that have followed and there are currently 374 stores across the UK, including 10 in Scotland.

Wilko prides itself on being a community focused retailer, actively supporting local charities, community groups and empowering its team members to support great causes that are locally important to them.

18th February 2014