A CHARITY which provides work for disabled people in Sheffield has been given a helping hand by a worker from John Lewis.
Elle Bradley-Cox has spent four days a week over the past four months at WORK, based on Ringinglow Road, Bents Green.
The charity assists students with learning disabilities to help to them develop life skills and build self esteem through manufacturing products.
Elle’s time at WORK was spent on the charity’s marketing and communication strategies as well as getting involved and working hands-on with the students.
Elle, PR and marketing co-ordinator at John Lewis, said: “The placement was arranged under our Golden Jubilee Trust programme.
“It allowed me to share some of my marketing skills from my role at John Lewis, and it was great to see first-hand how much charities can benefit from this support.”
Elle plans to continue giving up some of her time in the future to help the charity.
John Lewis set up its Golden Jubilee Trust in April 2000 to mark the 50th anniversary of its co-ownership business structure in which staff are seen as ‘partners’.
Sarah Jane Philliskirk, assistant manager at WORK, said: “The support offered by Elle has been invaluable.”