Mr Nicholls presented the manager of Morrisons supermarket with a certificate to thank the store for supporting our students with their World Challenge fund-raising.
The students each had to raise £4,000 to go on the month-long trip to Botswana and Morrisons kindly allowed a team of our students to raise money by packing customers’ bags of shopping. The students visited the store on about eight or nine occasions in the last year and all money raised by bucket donations at the tills was divided proportionally depending on how many hours each student had worked per shift.
Mr Nicholls said: ‘I did not tell them how to pack bags, I told them how to treat people. First of all they were in World Challenge t-shirts, black trousers and shoes. I made it very clear that they were there to smile and be pleasant, to make the customers feel good even if they didn’t want their bags packing. The students were professional and really good about it. Some of them did it as a main fundraiser and so we wanted to show the supermarket that we were very grateful for allowing us to raise money in this way.’
Morrisons manager, Mr Jon Frohmaier said: ‘The students were excellent, very well behaved and very polite. They interacted with the customers well as they could talk at length about what they were raising money for.’
Students are now signing up for the next World Challenge trip, which will involve horse riding in Mongolia in 2013.