Shaun Ryder has spent time volunteering in the Chorlton, Manchester Oxfam store as part of the charity’s Give A Shift campaign.
The Oxfam campaign aims to encourage the public to volunteer, asking people to give time in aid of their fight against poverty, injustice and suffering. The Give A Shift campaign stretches to volunteering at festivals, and asks members of the public to give up time – from four hours a week – to help out in stores and other areas of the charity’s work.
Ryder explained why he appeared in the Manchester store, saying: “It’s terrible that in this day and age millions of people go to bed hungry and scared just because they are poor. It’s so unfair. If more people volunteered in Oxfam shops, the charity could help more people having a bad time and give them what they need for a better future. I think that’s worth giving up some of my free time for and I want other people to do the same too.”
There are more than 650 Oxfam stores throughout the UK, with more than 23,000 volunteers currently involved with the charity. The stores sell in excess of £6 million worth of music per year, with the charity running specialist music stores since 2001.
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