Students serve up a treat in charity store

Students from Sheffield University run a charity shop in Hillsborough
Students from Sheffield University run a charity shop in Hillsborough
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Savvy students took over a Sheffield charity shop in a bid to sell the most stock.

The undergraduates ran The Children’s Society store on Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, by competing in an Apprentice-style challenge to raise money.

Two teams from Sheffield University raised cash for the store by finding new stock, running marketing initiatives, through fundraising and customer service.

Shop manager Christine Newbould, who had to oversee the students, said: “It was hectic at times, but brilliant.

“It was pretty much business as usual, but the students did an extra bit of fundraising, tempting people with refreshments, as well as selling stock.”

Students were assessed on their entrepreneurial business skills and a winning team was chosen.

All are part of the Lloyds Scholars Programme, where they must complete 100 hours of voluntary work in the community.