Charity launches project where users create items to sell - The Leamington Observer

Charity launches project where users create items to sell

Laura Kearns 19th Sep, 2017   0

ADULTS with additional needs will have the chance to learn new skills while raising awareness of disability.

Charity ILEAP has launched a ‘Skills for Life Marketability’ project in Kenilworth where disabled members of the community make shabby chic items such as wash bags, iPad covers and baby blankets which are then sold on a market stall.

The scheme – which has been launched thanks to funding from the Heart of England Community Foundation and Rotary Club of Kenilworth – will help fund the wider work of the south Warwickshire charity.

ILEAP chief executive Peter Bazeley said: “Marketability is our attempt at sustaining the work of our charity through social enterprise, while adding worthwhile and purposeful activity to our programme.

“Members will have the opportunity to make a variety of items, and once we have built up enough stock we will hold a market stall which they will be able to run and volunteer at.

“It is an exciting development and ticks all the boxes. It will not only give people a chance to learn new skills, build confidence and have fun, but will also showcase the potential of our members and raise awareness in the community.”

Sessions take place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time at the The Kenilworth Centre between 10am and 3pm.

Visit or call 01789 260644 to find out more about the project.

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