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Mayor joins volunteer hunt

Mayor joins volunteer hunt

Francis Batt

Mayor joins volunteer hunt

A charity shop in urgent need of volunteers received a special visit this week.

On Monday the Royal Borough's mayor Cllr Asghar Majeed dropped in to the Save the Children shop in William Street, Windsor to lend his support to its volunteer drive.

He had spent the morning accompanying the Queen on her walkabout round the town but made a point of visiting the charity shop in the afternoon to meet the team.

Shortage of support nearly forced the shop's closure in 2010 but it survived to celebrate its 20th birthday this year.

Volunteer Jean Barnard, who looks after books and music, said the shop is 'desperate' for more people to help out.

She said: "We need as many people as we can - even if they want to do just a few hours a week that is great."

Save the Children's area shops manager Annette Sawyer also looked in on Tuesday to add her own encouragement.

Everyone is hoping to find more volunteers like Ena Sloan, who has been helping at the shop for its entire 20 year history.

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