The charity promotes and assists the welfare of people with physical disabilities through craft based activities. Enabling them to realise their potential, build confidence, participate socially and maintain interests are all part of the Centre’s aim of finding ability in disability.
Deborah Hall, Centre Manager says: “The donation from Shackletons means our members can learn new skills and techniques. We are self-funded and are very grateful to receive such a generous donation. We can now work towards realising our ambition of holding a chair exhibition later in the year which will allow our members and volunteers to explore their creative skills that will produce pieces of art not just furniture.”
Jason Bloom, National Sales Manager says: “The Howland Centre is a vibrant and positive environment that works through co-operation and understanding. Our community needs this service and it’s our pleasure to help. We’re really looking forward to seeing our fabrics and chair frames transformed into art.”
The Howland Centre is an independent charity providing opportunities for disabled adults Monday to Friday from 12.30 – 4pm. The transformed chairs will be available for sale later in the year with supporting artwork created by the Centre’s many members to raise valuable funds.
Pictured is Deborah Hall and Jason Bloom.