Trend Routing Technology has recently donated over £700 to a wood workshop, funded and kitted out by donations from woodworkers all over the world at the Help for Heroes northern Recovery Centre.
Wounded, injured and sick servicemen, women and veterans being supported at Phoenix House in Catterick have benefited hugely from participating in weekly woodcraft sessions.
The new workshop, kitted out with a wide range of machinery, tools and wood where they can practice the craft be it as therapy, to learn a new skill, gain qualifications or even, for some, as the first steps into a new career as part of Help for Heroes Career Recovery pathway.
Driven by Warrant Officer and Phoenix House volunteer, Chris Morgan, who heads a group called the Woodwork Volunteers, the campaign has resulted in donations of money, equipment, tools and wood pouring in from the woodworking fraternity around the world, enabling the workshop to be ready for use within 18 months of the start of fundraising.
Trend Routing Technology's Head of Marketing visited Phoenix House to hand over a cheque from Trend which was raised from collections from the D&M Tool Show and the Harrogate Woodworking Show. ´After meeting Chris Morgan last year in Harrogate we were keen to support the charity and Trend gave away rugby balls in return for small donations. I am delighted that so many of my colleagues and Trends customers donated to such a worthy cause'.
Chris Morgan from Help for Heroes added: ´Learning new skills is a key part of this support. The woodshed and all the tools in it enable us to expand the range of skills for visitors to Phoenix House Recovery Centre. Some arrive in a poor state but leave feeling better, which benefits not only them but their families at home too'.
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