A FRODSHAM charity which helps disabled people has been nominated for the 2008 Scottish Power/Trinity Mirror Cheshire Your Champions Awards.
Geoff Prince founded the Will to Work Workshop nine years ago after a severe illness left him unable to continue his trade as a builder.
He aimed to create a facility to encourage people with various disabilities to develop skills and regain their confidence.
The workshop helps to fill the gap left after hospital-based occupational therapy ends and patients are discharged, still keen to get back to some sort of useful activity, but often feeling there is nothing left for them to do.
There are now 20 people who have learned valuable skills in gardening, woodwork and painting.
The group does a lot of charitable work and built a doll’s house which was auctioned in aid of a children’s hospice as well as a rocking horse which went to a baby hospital in Liverpool.
Will To Work was nominated by Michelle Hopley from The Hurst, Crowton, because it “offers great friendship and company” to its members.
Geoff is no stranger to awards having been honoured by ITV Granada reporter Paul Crone and Weaver Vale MP Mike Hall who have both awarded him trophies for his work in the community.