New boss Paul joins air ambulance party

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STAFF at a Rugby charity shop are flying high after their first year of trading in the town.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) charity shop celebrated with a party at their branch in High Street.

The festivities were led by the new shop manager Paul Hinks.

He said: “I have only been in the job about three weeks but am a local boy and love the challenge.

“Admittedly being a male shop manager in this sector is a bit unusual and I have an army of female staff and volunteers.”

He added: “I have experience working for Cancer Research and my first job ever included dressing the window at Curry’s so I guess I have a natural flair for that!”

By Christmas there will be ten shop in total across the areas covered by WNAA and sister service Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Paul has ambitious plans to improve the shop’s already strong performance.

He said: “At the moment we are the third best performer from all our charity shops around the regions.

“I will be doing my best to change that.”