Students asked to lend a hand

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Children’s charity Barnardo’s is appealing to Sheffield students to volunteer their time in its shops.

The plea comes after the launch of Student Volunteering Week, which runs until Friday.

Barnardo’s said 30 per cent of its retail volunteers are aged 14 to 20.

Karen Sparkes, head of volunteering at Barnardo’s, said: “Volunteering gives students the opportunity to develop skills, making their CVs stand out to prospective employers.”

■ Visit or call into one of the charity’s shops.