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Vince Cable MP, the Business Secretary, showed this week that in current times of austerity, giving time to charity can be just as valuable as donating money.
The MP for Twickenham, who is also Patron of Shooting Star CHASE spent the morning volunteering in our Teddington charity shop on Friday 13 January.
Dr Cable said: “The shop has been very busy. I have been in other charity shops and had one customer per half an hour but we have had lots of customers here. It is a very successful, well organised and well laid out shop. I have helped on the till, steamed donated clothes and helped with some cleaning. The staff have made me feel so welcome, they have a great spirit.
"I would encourage anyone to come and volunteer for Shooting Star CHASE. Volunteers are vital and make a big difference to the charity."
Val Hall, Shooting Star CHASE Senior Retail Co-ordinator added: “It was fantastic to have the Business Secretary volunteer with us. He really proves that donating your time is vital to charities. Shooting Star CHASE’s volunteers are so important in keeping our shops going, and although we have many dedicated volunteers, we still need more.
“We hope that Dr Cable’s example will spur local residents to follow suit and donate their time to make a real difference to over 500 local families that rely on our support.”
Shooting Star CHASE are looking for new volunteers for our shops in Teddington, Twickenham, Hampton Hill, Shepperton, Whitton and Ashford. For more information click here.Back to News