Written by • Published 06th March 2014

With “Fashion Month” drawing to a close we are already planning our next season wardrobes. But before adding more to what for many of us is already a bulging wardrobe, it’s important to have a pre-season clear out. Here at PHA we have been partaking in weekly wardrobe and cupboard clear-outs as part of our company green initiative and corporate social responsibility.

Image Courtesy of Howard Lake, flickr. com

Image Courtesy of Howard Lake, Flickr. com

Have a heart

Set the challenge to come up with a way of building on our green scheme in a fun and engaging way, it seemed only right that the Fashion & Lifestyle department head up a campaign with a fashion twist!

Linking up with the fantastic team at the British Heart Foundation, we have been encouraging team members across the departments to start their spring clean early and sort through their wardrobes and cupboards to dig out any old or unwanted clothes, toys, CDs, DVDs and books to donate to our big red bin.

The items from the Donation Bin are sold in British Heart Foundation stores across the UK and help to raise funds to help fight heart disease.

Within seven months we have already managed to fill an extra large bin equating to over £640 worth of donations with another to follow next week. The bags are already piling up for the next!

What’s next?

Following the huge success within the company, we are now setting our sights on bigger and better targets as we plan to take over Hammer House and encourage those from other companies within the building to donate too and build on their own corporate social responsibility. With the likes of comedians Alan Carr, Jack Dee and Seann Walsh regularly frequenting the building, who knows what we might receive!