Carpenters Donate Prize To Charity

Carpentry For All have very kindly donated a wooden rocking horse to Prostate Cymru for the charity to use as an auction prize to raise funds to support men in Wales with benign prostate disease and prostate cancer.

Carpentry For All is a club based in Port Talbot that enables anyone in the community to learn carpentry, carving and socialise. The club was originally started with the help of BP Chemicals to help people learn carpentry skills and train them to a level that enabled them to return to work. After a few years the club joined with the Workers Education Association, now Adult Learning Wales, to continue the workshops and maintain the machinery.

Carpentry For All is an inclusive club with members including disabled members with limited capacity, people with learning difficulties and old age members attending carpentry or carving workshops to gain skills and keep active. Members of the club regularly create decorative carvings as well as making functional items such as walking sticks and bird boxes. In 2011, the club created three solid pine crosses for The Passion Of Port Talbot play and subsequent film featuring Michael Sheen.

The club commenced making the rocking horse a few years ago. All the older and disabled members at Carpentry For All have at one time during this period helped in the construction and completion of the rocking horse. Once the item was completed, the club generously decided to donate it to a charity.

Wanting to help members of their local community, the group decided to donate it to Prostate Cymru for the charity to auction and raise money to help fund the charity’s key aims of raising awareness, supporting medical equipment and training, funding research and innovation and supporting the education of medical professionals and students.

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