Our staff and Service Users are getting in the mood for Christmas at our OWL Town Farm Workshop Service. Their recent Christmas fair had a wonderful atmosphere and made over £700!
Some of this went back to the service users who had made their own work and some to a local charity called Friends of Cranborne Chase Communities. Family, friends and members of the local community, including the Parish Council, enjoyed browsing the pottery, hand-woven scarves, Christmas
decorations, cakes and books while keeping warm with soup made by the Garden Gang. Cushions made by our service users were the best sellers!
The 37-strong team of service users is worked flat out to produce a selection of hand-woven scarves and cushions to sell at the event along with handcrafted mugs, bowls and vases.
“It’s a really special time of the year for us here – a chance for the team to show off the wonderful work they do throughout the year and to meet local people in a lovely festive atmosphere with live music.” said workshop manager, Helen Ritson.
The service has a number of looms and a ceramics workshop and kiln and provides craft, drama, sensory, IT, and photography sessions, and literary classes based in two units on the Dean Lane site.
As well as items produced by the Town Farm Workshop team, there were around 20 other stalls with local producers and craftspeople selling their wares, making this a real community event