Community Project - Vulnerable Adults & Carpentry

by Christopher Dobson in Cowes, England, United Kingdom

Community Project - Vulnerable Adults & Carpentry
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Set up a marine carpentry workshop in conjunction with the Classic Boat Museum, where adults can learn new skills and build self esteem.

by Christopher Dobson in Cowes, England, United Kingdom

The aim of Green Light is to give people the green light to a brighter future.  This will be achieved by building confidence, restoring self esteem and helping people reach their person potential, by devising and delivering individual programmes using the medium of carpentry.   Green light will also be specialising in projects involving marine wood carving, restoration and furniture making.

Green light has secured a five year lease within the Classic Boat Museum based in Cowes, Isle of Wight.  The business has been successfully run in Southampton for the past ten years with clients from the Stroke Association, Southampton City Council, Autism Hampshire, Princes’ Trust, and Compass School amongst others.

Green Light is run by Chris and Maddy Dobson who have over 40 years teaching experience between them and are DBS checked.  For the past 8 years Chris has been working in conjunction with the homeless charity, Two Saints delivering programmes of work for their homeless clients and providing educational workshops for NCS (National Citizenship Services).  Chris and Maddy have received praise from OFSTED and NCS for works done.

The reason for the move to the isle of Wight is because it was felt that Green Light could help benefit the community on the Island with its rich heritage in the marine industry. The clients will be the long term unemployed , vulnerable adults and those of retirement age.  Green Light hopes to tackle isolation and loneliness by providing an all-inclusive environment with a community spirit.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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Carving Session

Enjoy a 2 hour carving session with Chris. You will take home an Oak leaf and hopefully inspired to learn more!

£50 or more

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3 Carving Session

Come and enjoy 3 Carving session with Chris and take home an exciting project

£100 or more

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A Race Committee Set

You will receive a set of The Race Committee - Marquette of 3 wire and paper mache figures. Photos available

£1,000 or more

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Carved Bellamy Eagle

Carved in a fruit wood for example lime Chris will carve you a 2 foot wide Bellamy Eagle! Photos Available

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