Specsavers Twickenham assistant store manager Shofina Manjothi-Rogers has been highly praised for her charity work after completing a volunteering mission to support underprivileged children in Morocco.

Shofina worked with Original Volunteers – a group dedicated to supporting care and educational projects across the world – to spend two-and-a-half weeks helping out at children’s homes and a baby orphanage in the country in June.

Trip of a lifetime

As well as teaching English and caring for young people who are without families and have little access to education, Shofina was also able to raise more than £400 in donations after setting up a fundraising web page. The money was used to buy fun and educational products for the children, including textbooks and arts and crafts materials.

Before leaving, Shofina had one final gift to give to the children – a number of Frisbees supplied by Specsavers Twickenham.

Shofina says: ‘Volunteering is something I’ve always wanted to do and it was a life-changing experience. The children in Morocco were fantastic and amazing to work with, and I’m now planning to return to do more volunteer work in August.’

Going above and beyond

Lee Penfold, store director at Specsavers Twickenham, says: ‘We’re incredibly proud of the work Shofina has carried out in Morocco for such a worthy cause. She is a real credit to the store and we will give her our full support when she returns to help out the children again.’

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