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Andy spent a day with his keyworker, Mark, carving out a birdbox, as part of a woodwork project for a local charity.

Andy is a resident at one of our schemes in Ryde, which supports people with learning disabilities. He’s a keen crafter and part of The Phoenix Project’s Woodwork Group, ‘Wood ‘n’ Things’.

After a brief health and safety lesson, Andy and Mark worked together to construct a beautiful handmade birdbox. They listened to the radio as they worked and took a few tea and biscuit breaks, but it was soon taking shape.

The finished birdbox will be sold by The Phoenix Project, to raise vital funds for the group.

Speaking of his handywork, Andy said: “I’m very pleased with my craftmanship!” and we think, no pun intended, he nailed it too!

Based on the Isle of Wight, The Phoenix Project supports adults with learning disabilities to engage in a variety of activities, tailored to suit their individual needs. The project is very lively, friendly and sociable, providing both in house and community-based activities. They fundraise to keep the charity project running, relying on donations and grants.

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