As a community focused business, we at Hawkins often help our Banbury community. Currently we support Style Acre by providing long term work experience for two young adults, Glenn & Ollie, who both have learning disabilities (Downs Syndrome). They both come in (on time) every week without fail and carry out office and reception duties. For us, it’s not just about writing cheques, it is about helping Glenn & Ollie learn and develop workplace skills by becoming part of our team and seeing their confidence and independence grow every week.
They are an absolute pleasure to have around and they communicate and get on well with all of our other staff and customers increasing their self-confidence and independence.
We also regularly donate books to SABRe – Style Acre’s new second-hand book shop in the heart of Banbury town.