On Thursday 22nd June, Gopher were invited to the opening ceremony to the unveiling of local charity, Watford Workshop’s new learning centre. We were joined by the Mayor, Baroness Dorothy Thornhill MBE and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Peter Taylor.
On the day lunch was provided and a raffle was held, raising £305 for the charity. It was announced that Simon Speller of Hillier Hopkins raised over £7,000 for the charity by running in the London Marathon.
Watford Mayor celebrates with Workshop staff and employees inside the new Learning Centre
Watford Workshop has been established for over 50 years, they are a registered charity that provides work experience, skills training and employment for disabled and disadvantaged people.
Their role as a charity is to give disabled and disadvantaged people new skills and confidence through work experience and training. Where possible the charity helps to move them into an unsupported employment role.
Over 50 people attend the Workshop with a range of disabilities, including learning difficulties, blind and deaf service users. There are also people with different languages and some able-bodied workers.