British Red Cross Shop re-launched at Shrewsbury College

  • Date Published: Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013
  • Departments: Cross College,

A pioneering charity shop at Shrewsbury College was re-launched this week in a bid to raise money for the British Red Cross.

By re-launching the charity shop, students from Shrewsbury College were able to raise over £500 for the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal. Fifty pounds can buy six tarpaulins to shelter families who have lost their homes in the tragic disaster. Gina Cusack, head of student enrichment said the College is proud to have raised such a fantastic amount in such a short space of time.

As part of their enrichment programme students have been learning retail management skills and put this to good use this week by selling donated wares to staff and students. Items on sale included; shoes, Christmas decorations, vintage clothing and household goods.

Catherine Craig from the British Red Cross, who has been working with the students, said that she was delighted with student enthusiasm in launching the shop. 

Daniel Bradshaw, student from the College said: ‘’All the hard work has paid off and we look forward to continuing running the shop on a regular basis to raise funds for a great charity.’’

Shrewsbury College was the first college in the country to open a charity shop on campus, and has set the way for other college and university campuses to do the same.

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