Student Volunteering Week
How volunteering helps students
Speaking about his background and current studies, Tanguy shares: “My name is Tanguy Botwright, I am 20 years old and I live in the South West of France, in a small village called Aire sur l'Adour. My father is English and my mother is French, so I am fortunate to have dual nationality. My paternal grandparents live in Hythe, so I rarely have the opportunity to see them, moreover, having always lived in France I did not speak English very well.
“I have been studying business for three years and since September I have been in a business school in La Rochelle [France]. In my school programme, I have the chance to spend six weeks in an English-speaking country, which is why I took the opportunity to go to my grandparents in Hythe and learn English at their side and get to know them.”
Photo: Tanguy with fellow volunteer Sandra's puppy, Bruno.
Tanguy has been working full time in our charity shop in Hythe for the past five weeks and saw it as a good opportunity to support Demelza and the vital work we do: