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The Sure Community Foundation will be taking over the OSA charity pop up shop from Tuesday 29 March to Friday 1 April.

A week of activities is planned for the Smith Street shop, ranging from providing practical advice to specific sectors of the community, to showcasing local charities and produce.

The Sure Community Foundation is a registered charity which is managed by trustees made up of Sure employees and is funded by a combination of employee and business donations as well as fundraising events. It is one of the ways that Sure focuses on the local communities of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

The charity wants to use its week in the OSA pop up shop to give back to the community and raise awareness of the Foundation and its work.

Sophie Osborne of the Sure Community Foundation said that the organisation is looking to benefit some distinct community groups who may not otherwise get the support they need.

“We wanted to combine practical advice with charity link-ups over the course of the week,” said Sophie. “So we’ll have Sure team members in the shop on Tuesday to provide tutorials on how to improve accessibility on mobile handsets – whether that’s using speech instruction, increasing text size, or anything else that might help those in our community who need extra assistance.

“On Wednesday we’ll have a charity awareness day, where we’ll share information about the Sure Community Foundation, as well as have a range of items for sale from other charities that we’ve partnered with over the years – including GROW and the Ron Short Centre.

“On Thursday members of Sure’s HR team will be in the shop, along with the Guernsey Employment Trust (GET), to share advice on writing a CV and provide information on GET’s services.

“Finally, we’re going to end the week with a prize giveaway based on knowledge of the Sure Community Foundation. All the information will be in the shop, so pop in to have a chance of winning a prize.”