United Living and Makita donate tools to carpentry workshop
A full set of new tools have been donated to boost the carpentry workshop at Spadeworks, a charity providing care, support and meaningful opportunities to over 110 adults with learning and other disabilities.
Jacqueline Noon, Social Value Manager at United Living South discovered that a new drill was required to help make bespoke planters. She spoke with Makita Tools who were able to donate a selection of tools including two drills, a sander, lots of accessories and a vacuum.
Jacqueline went to the workshop with Charles and Neil from Makita to present the new equipment and deliver a class explaining each tool and how to use them.
Mike Cooper, Woodwork Coordinator at Spadeworks, said: “We would like to thank Jacqueline, Charles and Neil not only for donating these brilliant tools, but also for taking the time to come and talk to the trainees about how to use them. It was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of us. It feels like Christmas has arrived in March.”
Some of the tools are being shared with a social enterprise, so even more people can benefit from this donation.
Jacqueline said “We are often able to use our network of contacts to assist local communities and to be able to help Spadework, in such a practical way, is an example of the wider way in which we add social value.”