Apprentices offer a helping hand to Trinity

Press Release: 27/01/2014

Apprentices outside Tesco Winnall

Winchester City Council’s 19 new apprentices raised more than £1,000 for homelessness charity Trinity over the festive season.

In December the apprentices spent a day greeting customers and packing and shopping for them at Tesco in Winnall.

The apprentices also held a Christmas dress-down day which involved staff wearing festive jumpers, sparkly earrings and jazzy socks to bring festive cheer and extra donations to both Trinity and Naomi House.

Jade Moses, an apprentice in the Economy and Arts Team, said:

I really enjoyed my day fundraising at Tesco. It was a good team-building activity bringing together all Winchester City Council apprentices who do not often get to work together as we are all in different departments throughout the Council.

It was surprising yet heart-warming to see how generous the public of Winchester were particularly so close to Christmas and it is satisfying to know we have helped such a worthy cause.

Riley Dixon, an apprentice in Customer Services, said:

I loved talking to the public and spreading the word about the good work done at Trinity. I would love to do it again.

Cllr Robert Humby, Deputy Leader of Winchester City Council, praised the efforts of the apprentices. He said:

I am extremely impressed with our 19 new apprentices and how hard they have worked to raise a fantastic amount of money for one of Winchester’s prominent homelessness charities. We are delighted to be able to support Trinity with their fundraising as they provide an invaluable service for Winchester’s vulnerable and homeless.

The total amount raised was £1129.19. This helped to provide more services to the homeless of Winchester over Christmas.