Oxfam and the Learning Shop in Helston have decided to join forces to ensure Oxfam volunteers have access to high quality computer training for free.

After a computer was donated to Oxfam, it became apparent that while the charity can give people the experience and confidence to work within the retail trade, in today's society, being computer literate is also essential.

The manager of the Learning Shop, Graham Giles, said: "We were delighted to be able to offer to train the staff at Oxfam for free. Helping the community to become computer literate is one of our main aims and we hope this will help Oxfam continue their good work. We already provide free three-hour Taster sessions to enable everyone (of all ages and abilities) to try the facilities and we were happy to be able to include full computer courses covering many subject areas to Oxfam volunteers for no charge."

Helston Oxfam shop manager Maxine Wicken said: "We are always on the lookout for new volunteers and are always grateful for the time people can spare us, like this kind offer from Graham and his team. I hope it will encourage more people to volunteer and help us all improve Oxfam."