Withycombe kids to the rescue for Scope
PUBLISHED: 12:30 05 August 2015
Withycombe Raleigh Primary School pupils were not dummies when it came to persuading people to support an Exmouth charity shop.
Dressed as superheroes and other well-known characters, the children posed as mannequins in the window of the Exeter Road Scope shop as part of the UK-wide Great Donate appeal.
The youngsters also encouraged passers-by to collect bags to fill and return full of any clothes and goods they no longer wanted.
Vanessa Guy, assistant shop manager, said the response from the public was ‘fantastic’.
She said: “The children were amazing and drew lots of attention - they posed in the window and spoke to people and handed out bags and chocolates.
“We are extremely grateful to the year six children and teachers who have donated their time to help us.
“They truly are heroes to us. We hope they enjoyed themselves.
“It really does make a difference to the charity and clearly shows the school’s ethos of helping others.”
Exmouth Community College students held a similar event at the store on Saturday.
The charity is aiming for one million donated items nationally by the end of the month.
Nadia Rehic, shop manager, said: “Money raised by our shops supports thousands of disabled people and their families.
“But we need people’s help to continue this vital work.”
She urged people to drop off things no longer need at the Scope shop.