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Disabled young people get crafty for Christmas
22 December 2011
Eleven Pembrokeshire youngsters
with varying disabilities joined forces with local artists Pip
Lewis and Guy Norman of Space to Create for a festive workshop this
week, where a Christmas wreath, candle holder and a selection of
hanging decorations were made from natural and recycled
Taylor, 16 (pictured), said: "The workshop was great because
everyone enjoyed themselves. I did good work and accomplished
things that I didn't think I would be able to".
Action for Children Key Worker Charlotte Phillips said: "The aim
of the workshop was not only to create beautiful, natural
decorations but to work as a group and learn valuable social
skills. The entire group really enjoyed themselves and felt they
accomplished something fantastic as they watched their festive
creations take shape."
The Hawthorn project, based in Haverfordwest, works with
children and young people with disabilities and their families.
Richard, 14, said: "It was lots of fun working with proper
artists," while Jessica, 18, added: "I wasn't sure I wanted
to come today, but I am glad I did. I am very pleased with what I
made and I'm happy to have met new people. I think I might come to