Riverside’s Jeff Allen and local Councilor Phil Burke officially opened a community workshop at the Demesne Community Centre in Langley which has received £1,000 of funding from Riverside. Over the past few months, volunteers Stephen and Tony from the workshop have been mentoring local people as well as the young people from Status 4 All in making garden ornaments and garden planters. Together they have produced some amazing items which have now gone on sale with all proceeds being put towards sustaining the project in the future.
The Community workshop has been open for the last 6 months and is for local people who are feeling socially isolated or who just needed some support. The project aims to bring people together to improve their lifestyles and ensure that they receive information and can make choices, not only to improve their physical health but their mental health as well. Christine from Demesne Community Association said “We are grateful to Riverside for their support in this project. The workshop is a place where local people can learn new skills, making or mending in wood, and make garden planters, bird boxes, garden benches and making garden ornaments or if they want the can just come for a chat and a brew.”
If you are interested in attending the workshop please contact Stephen or Christine on 0161 6532902