Guides experience retail life

PUBLISHED: 16:48 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:08 10 June 2010

1st WOODBURY Guides had first hand experience working in a charity shop in Sidmouth as part of the Changing the World Centenary project organised by Guiding UK.

1st WOODBURY Guides had first hand experience working in a charity shop in Sidmouth as part of the 'Changing the World' Centenary project organised by Guiding UK.

During the previous term the Woodbury guide unit looked at the worldwide work of the charity Save the Children and the importance of raising funds for helping children worldwide.

The girls collected many items to sell in the Save the Children charity shop in Sidmouth and on Sunday, December 9, a non-trading day, the shop was opened.

Guide Leader Helen Ellis said; "During the day the girls learnt how the shop operated from sorting items out, steam cleaning and till operation.

"They particularly enjoyed working the till."

The guides, with the staff and helpers, worked two hour shifts and raised £300 in just six hours.

Helen said; "I would like to say a special thank you to the voluntary shop staff who gave up their Sunday to help us."

1st Woodbury guides is currently looking for extra helpers. If you are interested in joining this friendly group please contact Helen Ellis on (01395) 233665.


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