Creative students at Derwen College – a specialist college for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities – have been given a boost thanks to a generous donation of free paint for a whole year.
Derwen College satellite site Ashdale House, near Wrexham, runs furniture upcycling business Hŵre (Welsh for Hooray!), providing work experience for its students. They are delighted to have received support from Brewers Decorator Centres, in Wrexham, who have sponsored Ashdale with paint for the year.
Ashdale Satellite Manager Lona Manford said she was over the moon to receive the kind sponsorship from Brewers Wrexham, and thanked manager Shaun McKenzie for his backing.
She said: “I cannot express how much this means to us and our upcycling business Hŵre. The students were so thrilled to receive such a kind donation in supplying us with paint to transform unwanted furniture into classic statement pieces.”
Coleg Derwen@Ashdale opened as a satellite of the main site in Gobowen four years ago providing day placements and work experiences opportunities in the arts and land-based studies subject areas.
Lona continued: “It has taken passion, dedication and commitment from our specialised staff to enrol more Welsh-funded learners to come and experience the work and learning environment we have helped to create.”
Ashdale House students will be showcasing their upcycled furniture and gifts at a stall at the Derwen College Summer Fete, at the main site in Gobowen, on 31st May from 12pm.
For more information on Derwen College events, satellites, curriculum and work experience visit www.derwen.ac.uk.