Mansfield charity workers celebrate year of success

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VOLUNTEERS from Mansfield’s Cornwater Club Charity Shop celebrated another successful year of trading with manager Sharon Baum at the Little John Pub in Ravenshead.

The charity workers, who all work for the shop on Queen Street, were congratulated by chairman Ron Walker, who said: “Recent figures have shown that the number of shoppers visiting Mansfield has fallen by four per cent, yet our shop still continues to do well and remains economically buoyant.

“This is due to Sharon, who works tirelessly to maintain the standards in the shop, and to you our dedicated volunteers, without whom we would be unable to trade. I congratulate you all on your success”

The team of volunteers work a variety of morning and afternoon shifts over the six days the shop is open each week.

This equates to nearly 6,000 volunteer hours a year, which they spend serving at the counter or preparing and pricing items for sale.

The volunteers are committed to raising money to help support an older people’s charity, the Cornwater Club, which provides friendship and stimulating activities to prevent the social isolation of older people in their homes.