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Billy opens shop for CONEL

Posted on 4 July 2008  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur's football freestyler Billy Wingrove was the special guest as the College of North East London's (CONEL) supported learners' group opened up their very own shop on campus.

Billy opens shop for CONEL

Tottenham Hotspur's football freestyler Billy Wingrove was the special guest as the College of North East London's (CONEL) supported learners' group opened up their very own shop on campus.

The shop will provide art and stationery for all students at the college, giving the group valuable work experience with a view to future employment.

Pam Wright, CONEL's Head of Learning Support, added: "The introduction of the art and stationery shop will provide students with learning difficulties the opportunity to gain important work experience with a view to make them more employable.

"We are very grateful for the involvement of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, and especially to Billy for putting on a fantastic show for the students."

Billy, who works throughout Tottenham Hotspur's local community, then displayed his amazing array of football skills for the students as part of the day.

He added: "I'm always happy to do my bit for the local community and today was no different. This is an extremely positive project and I am pleased to offer my support and add something extra to the day."

The CONEL supported learners' group are also given the opportunity to participate in football through the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and the PL/PFA Community Fund Reach 2 Teach Project.

Funding for the shop has been provided by the Learning Skills Council, whose Haringey Partnership Director, Yolande Burgess, said: "The LSC is delighted to support this project and work with CONEL to continually improve the employment prospects of all learners."