Yesterday Ben and Mick and I drove up to Weston-Super-Mare to visit the Somerset Wood Recycling Centre . We arrived and were greeted by Jim, who took a whole 2 hours out of his day to show us round the amazing center. He was so helpful, giving us great tips and answered all of our questions. He hid nothing. The center has become an amazing catalyst for rehabilitation as they work with people from every background and need. It is clear to see that education is at the core of the project, the produce they create is very inspiring, and their wood store is a beauty to behold, with Andaman Island Teak among the collection!
However, we are still a long way from this becoming a reality with many hours spent by a computer screen researching, applying for funding and looking for a suitable space!
Nonetheless, it was amazing to go and visit a working center after so many hours of research. It made the whole idea real. I was told by a wise man that as long as you believe you can do it, then of course you can do it.
Here’s a video they made about two years ago describing what they’re about. I really recommend having a look.