MP lends a hand at Wilmslow charity shop

Tatton MP Esther McVey was in Wilmslow this afternoon (Friday, 2nd February) to lend a hand at a local charity shop and learn more about their work in the community.

Ms McVey visited the Oxfam shop on Water Lane to support their recruitment drive for new volunteers and helped out by serving behind the till.

Shop manager Gwen Garner, who has worked in the store for 13 years, said "It's not just about volunteering but being part of a team and feeling you have some worth and gaining valuable skills."

Gwen added "We wanted Esther to come as we felt it would be nice for our MP to show her support. It's fantastic that she kindly agreed to come as we also wanted to talk to her about the work we do with different communities like Styal Prison, Derby College, Community Service and Duke of Edinburgh students.

"We wanted her to get to know more about the organisation and who we support."

Ms McVey commented "Oxfam is an important part of the community, both for the volunteers and customers.

"It has been really interesting learning about all the different organisations Oxfam work within the wider community to give them retail experience."

Esther McVey, Oxfam


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Barbara Scott
Thursday 8th February 2018 at 10:53 am
Good for her, nothing against charity shops they do a good job. But isn't time she started sorting out C.E.C. And all the money they waste.