Charity’s craftsmanship rewarded with £300 donation

Stonepillow events manager Jenny Dwyer-Ward with manager Ron Wawman, right, and Andy Whitfield from Sofa Workshop in Chichester

Stonepillow events manager Jenny Dwyer-Ward with manager Ron Wawman, right, and Andy Whitfield from Sofa Workshop in Chichester

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Dedication and craftsmanship shown by volunteers has resulted in a £300 donation from a Chichester store.

Sofa Workshop, in West Street, was impressed by Stonepillow’s efforts to empower homeless and vulnerable people in the region.

Ron Wawman, store manager, said: “We have all heard and been impressed by the dedication of Stonepillow to provide the means for local residents to craft their own positive future and we are thrilled to be able to do our part.

“Giving this £300 donation will hopefully allow Stonepillow to help more disadvantaged people, not only here in Chichester but in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

“They have 27 years worth of expertise in helping provide a lifeline for the community and we are proud to support them.”

The donation will go to the Stonepillow Restore Project, which restores and resells donated furniture, white goods and clothing. Students, low income families, the elderly and those who receive government support all benefit from the project.

Donated items are refurbished by those in long-term unemployment, offering them valuable work experience and the opportunity to develop and learn new skills.

Sylvie Johnston, Stonepillow chief executive, said: “We are delighted to receive the donation of £300 from Sofa Workshop.

“We rely on donations from the local community to enable to us continue to provide Stonepillow’s valuable services, which change the lives of homeless and vulnerable people in our area.”

Sofa Workshop prides itself on offering handmade, uniquely crafted sofas and the team at the Chichester store was captivated by the time, dedication and craftsmanship that goes into the restoration of furniture by the Stonepillow team.

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