HoW College teams up with the Primrose Hospice

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HoW College teams up with the Primrose Hospice

29 January 2019

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Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College) Special Educational Needs (SEN) department has teamed up with the Primrose Hospice to open an onsite shop at its Redditch campus.

The shop, which opened in November, has raised £320 so far for the independent charity, which supports cancer patients and their families in the North Worcestershire area.

The shop is exclusively open to the College’s staff and students and sells everything from clothes and board games to DVDs and trinkets.

Talking about the project, Work Placement and Supported Internship Personal Learning Coach, Annette Gardner said:

“The shop has given the students a fantastic opportunity to learn about how a business operates, and allows them to gain work experience alongside their courses.”

Primrose Hospice Retail Manager, Ian McRoy added:

“This is a wonderful partnership between the Primrose Hospice and HoW College benefitting the patients and their families here at the hospice, and giving the students at the College valuable work experience.”

As part of their work experience, the students take responsibility for restocking products, as well as greeting and serving customers.

HoW College prides itself on being able provide its students with equal opportunities to help them reach their maximum potential.

The College’s Primrose Hospice Shop is open Monday (10:30am – 12:30pm), Thursday (10:30am – 12:30pm) and Friday (10am – 12pm) term time only.