From Saturday December 12th, our “Apprenticeshop” opens on St Ives Road in Maidenhead selling Christmas themed crafts and goods.
All sales proceeds will go to the Shanly Foundation Covid-19 fund which aims to help local charities and organisations who have been adversely affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On sale will be beautiful handmade Christmas craft items created by the school community, as well as ex-showhome, upcycled and pre-loved homeware. The ethical eco-business FourState which has shops in Marlow and Henley will also have a pop-up presence in the store.
The charity shop kicks off the school’s new Route16 initiative for pupils aged 16-18 which offers our young people pathways into careers including the opportunity to set up and run a business, work experience placements and apprenticeships with local employers.
The aim of Route16 is to give our young people real-life experience of the workplace by setting up the store and serving customers. It is envisaged that once Christmas is over, they will be transforming the shop into a sustainable ethical store selling upcycled and pre-loved items for charity in the new year – so watch this space!
The shop will be open Saturday 12th from 10am to 2pm, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 15th between 12 and 3pm.
Donations and volunteers are all welcome!