Sunday, 01 August 2021

Students volunteer to work in charity shops

STUDENTS at Shiplake College have been giving up their time to volunteer at charity shops.

The pupils, from years 10 to 13, have worked at 12 shops in Henley and Caversham as part of the community service programme.

Headmaster Gregg Davies said: “It is great to see our students out and about serving in the community. They clearly have a wonderful impact on local charities. It is also beneficial to their own personal development, helping them to improve their communication and other important life skills.”

The Helen and Douglas House shop in Duke Street has been benefiting from the scheme for three years.

Manager Jean Hugill said: “We rely on the help of volunteers to run the shop so this help from the Shiplake College students is invaluable. They don’t mind what jobs they do. They are up for anything, from working the till, sorting stock or dealing with the customers.”

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