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Macildowie employee trades Manhattan for Malawi

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A recruitment consultant from Macildowie is giving up the holiday of a lifetime to New York, to help out at an orphanage in Africa.

Hollie Stone, 24 from Leicester, won the trip to New York as a work incentive after achieving top results in her first 18 months at the company. Having previously helped extend the Tilinanu Orphanage in Malawi in 2010, Hollie was keen to return to see how the project had progressed and to offer further help and support.

Hollie was delighted to learn that Macildowie were more than happy to swap her trip to the Big Apple for flights to Malawi.
James Calder, director at Macildowie commented: “Hollie has been a great addition to our Procurement recruitment team, she has worked extremely hard and achieved impressive results in her first 18 months.

“Our incentive scheme is a great motivator for our staff, we continue to run the New York incentive for all new starters at Macildowie. When Hollie approached me asking if she could trade her flights and hotel, I was touched by her generosity and we were only too happy to accommodate her wishes.”

The Tilinanu Orphanage is based in Malawi and currently houses 34-orphaned children, providing their shelter, food and education. The orphanage also provides food and clothing to people living in the local area and members of staff from across the Macildowie offices have donated clothes for Hollie to take with her on the trip.

Hollie is excited to be returning to Malawi, she said: “Everyone at Macildowie has been very supportive of my trip to the Tilinanu Orphanage, I have been overwhelmed with the generosity of my colleagues with the clothes they have donated.

“The orphanage is managed and ran by one of my closest friends and carries out vital work not only for the girls within the orphanage but to the community as a whole. The girls have for the first time, been given something in their lives that is constant and are now achieving top marks at school.

“The orphanage is also supported by the World Heath Organisation, which allows them to provide food to the local community four times week. I can’t wait to get over there and see old friends from when I previously volunteered in 2010.”