MEMBERS of a pioneering workshop for disabled people in Frodsham are building on their reputation for quality craftsmanship by winning yet another town council commission.
A ‘value for money’ quotation to repair a public bench and wooden seats on play swings at Churchfields and Townfield Lane has landed the Will to Work workshop its latest civic job – and the chance to continue making its mark in the community.
The workshop was founded nine years ago by Frodsham resident, 60-year-old Geoff Prince, after he was forced to abandon his trade as a builder following a serious illness.
Supported by his wife, Norma, he started Will to Work, a registered charity, to help other people with various disabilities to rebuild their lives, encouraging them to develop new skills and regain their confidence in a working environment.
“We’re all very grateful for the community’s tremendous support for the workshop,” said Geoff.
“We’ve done quite a few jobs for the town council over the years which helps keep us going and everyone to recognise what we are.”
Frodsham Town Clerk, Ian Hope, added: “Will to Work have done quite a bit of work for the council and it’s always good quality.
“For instance, wood used to make some of our public seats was not of the best quality and has had a hard time and been vandalised at various times, but the workshop has made them better than they were originally.”
Will to Work members are preparing to move from their current base in Fountain Lane to a new, larger workshop at one of the former high school’s science laboratories in nearby Princeway.