Carpenters' pride at park furniture

PRIDE shone in the faces of a group of special carpenters when they saw their handiwork in an Ipswich park.Visitors to the new children's play area in Christchurch Park can now enjoy a snack upon the furniture carefully crafted by the trainees from the Genesis Project.

PRIDE shone in the faces of a group of special carpenters when they saw their handiwork in an Ipswich park.

Visitors to the new children's play area in Christchurch Park can now enjoy a snack upon the furniture carefully crafted by the trainees from the Genesis Project.

The three octagonal picnic tables were made by people with learning disabilities in the group's workshop in Wright Road and were then bought by Ipswich Borough council.

Chairman of the project, Graham Bailey, said: "It is brilliant that the council gave us the contract. The team don't usually get to see their work being used and are so proud.


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"It was great to win on equal terms with other tenders. It shows that with a little bit of help our trainees can do what others can.

"We recently won first prize for the best demo at the Suffolk Show where we displayed our talents to an audience. This just goes to show how competitive we are."

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