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FRIENDLY FACES: Charity provides great young staff for hospice shop customers

 Published on: 9th March 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

New interns provided by local charity Mission EmployAble, which helps train adults with learning disabilities prepare for the world of work, have become a popular fixture at a village charity shop.

Three interns are currently being trained up every Wednesday at the Keech Hospice Care shop on Lower Road, serving customers and going through the donations and pricing them.

Speaking about the interns’ success with guests, shop manager Christine Sanwell said: “They are conscientious and eager to please, which makes them a pleasure to work with and to be served by.”

Cassandra Langham, training manager for Mission EmployAble, said: “Our interns will be able to put their experience at Keech to good use when they finish their training.”

She now hopes that other employees will get on board with their ‘work ready’ scheme now it’s proved a success with Keech, with interns hopefully getting the chance in the future to get part-time paid work once training is completed.

Mission EmployAble are currently looking for a new trainer to work part-time with the interns and start up as soon as possible.

To find out more about the charity’s work, visit 

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