ASC’s unique carpentry workshop hit the TV screens this week with a report on the amazing effects it has on service users.
Bob Foulds, who runs the workshop from a wooden shed on our Balbeggie premises, was interviewed by BBC Scotland while he and service user Josh Duff were filmed hard at work.
Josh is a regular in the workshop, which not only teaches valuable skills to service users but provides a safe and calm environment for them.
Says Bob: “The things our guys make range from personal gifts for families to picnic tables for other homes in the group. It’s not about them being perfect, it’s about the experience they have making them.”
Many of the handcrafted items are produced from scratch, sometimes with designs created from photos seen online, and are sold as part of the group’s LOTUS brand name. It also includes handmade soaps, preserves and jewellery. The funds raised are put straight back into the LOTUS retail project.
Well done Bob and Josh!
To watch the piece (at 53 minutes in) go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0015j3z/the-nine-16032022