Roll up those sleeves and volunteer

Councillor Gwen Hotten, Mayor of Rugby, visited the Barnardo's store at Hilmorton Road on Saturday, to support 'Make A Difference Day'.'Pictured: Peggy Griffthis, Shannon Heighton, Ursula Lloyd, Tim Warneck, Maureen Mcnamara & Linda Rudnicki, welcome Gwen Hotten (Mayor of Rugby) to the new Hillmorton Road, Store.
Councillor Gwen Hotten, Mayor of Rugby, visited the Barnardo's store at Hilmorton Road on Saturday, to support 'Make A Difference Day'.'Pictured: Peggy Griffthis, Shannon Heighton, Ursula Lloyd, Tim Warneck, Maureen Mcnamara & Linda Rudnicki, welcome Gwen Hotten (Mayor of Rugby) to the new Hillmorton Road, Store.
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PEOPLE were urged to get involved in volunteering opportunities in and around town for Make a Difference Day on Saturday.

Rugby mayor Cllr Gwen Hotten did just that at Barnado’s charity shop at the weekend, when she rolled her sleeves up to help with sorting stock, steaming clothes and serving behind the till. The day is organised by the London-based charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV).

Tim Warneck, a year 13 A-level student at Lawrence Sheriff, volunteers at the shop. He said: “I’ve been volunteering at Barnado’s since September because my school allow me to take part of Wednesdays off so I can do it,” he said.

“I enjoy it because it’s good work experience, you get to meet and interact with lots of different people and learn a bit about life outside of school - plus you get to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

“I’d recommend it to anyone, especialy people my age as it’s very rewarding and looks great on your CV.”