Vol­un­teers needed for School Aid

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A BUCKS char­ity is on the look out for more vol­un­teers as it looks to in­crease the scale of its op­er­a­tion.

School Aid, which is based in Hedger­ley, is on the look out for more vol­un­teers to sort and pack books and other ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als.

The items will then be sent to chil­dren in need in Africa, where each day mil­lions of young­sters are un­able to at­tend school, of­ten due to a lack of equip­ment.

School Aid with the help of part­ners in Africa, have been able to send 150,000 items to more than 160 schools, univer­si­ties and li­braries, reach­ing more than 106,000 stu­dents.

Many of th­ese books have come from schools and other or­gan­i­sa­tions in Bucks.

Jane Perry, a vol­un­teer with the char­ity, said; “I have vol­un­teered for School Aid since 2011 as I had some time on my hands.

“There is such a fan­tas­tic team of vol­un­teers, all of whom have had such in­ter­est­ing lives and ca­reers and we are able to have a laugh and a chat whilst do­ing some­thing worth­while.

“I re­ally look for­ward to com­ing to the ware­house each week.”

Vol­un­teers are in­vited to come all day or just for a morn­ing or af­ter­noon, with the ware­house in Hedger­ley open from Mon­day to Fri­day.

To find out more, or how to vol­un­teer, go to www.schoolaid.org or call the School Aid of­fice on 01753 883853.

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