Month: June 2016

Channel 4 comes to Style Acre! – June 2016

A  volunteer group from Channel 4 ran a special activities day at T2, themed around TV and Channel 4. During the day, Channel 4 helped our guys create a video, costumes, a menu and took part in a scavenger hunt. The activities were focused on topics we encourage the people we support to look at such as healthy eating, fitness, recycling and technology.

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News Update: Our charity shop has a revamp! – June 2016

Wallingford Mayor Ros Lester officially opened our refurbished Style Acre charity shop  to the applaud of people supported by Style Acre, volunteers, shoppers and staff.

The shop first opened its doors in 1998 and is the longest-standing independent charity shop in Wallingford. It is unique in that it is provides work experience for people with learning disabilities.

Style Acre has supported people with learning disabilities in the area for over 20 years and the charity shop was its first social enterprise, a calm safe environment where people could gain skills and independence. The charity shop has been embraced by the local community, who support the work of Style Acre by donating and buying goods, and volunteering at the shop.

Cutting the ribbon, Ros Lester said: “Style Acre supports many of our community members – in their home or out and about –  and it is always a pleasure to support the charity, which does amazing work. The shop also provides volunteering opportunities for local people – it is a an asset to the community in so many ways, supporting carers and clients.”

 Style Acre was fortunate to be awarded £545 from Waitrose in Wallingford’s Community Matters initiative earlier this year in support of the shop’s development.

Come along and visit us – we’re at 74 High Street, Wallingford OBX and open Monday to Saturday. We sell clothes, shoes, accessories, bric-a-brac, books, games and DVD’s. For enquiries, please contact the Manager, Tammy Wetherall, on 01491 824627

This story was featured in the Wallingford Herald, Oxford Times and Witney Gazette

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