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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Start up a social enterprise to enable disabled and disadvantaged people gain work experience and further qualifications

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I have recently recovered from a major illness and am finding it very hard to get back into the job market. There is a large number of local people also in the same position, as I am. It seems that when I do get an interview, as soon as I mention I have a hearing problem, the employer starts to talk to me like I am some sort of idiot. I want to change this and help other people in the same sort of situation. I plan to open a small retail shop selling craft items such as bird tables, garden furniture, small wooden toys etc. My plan is to offer a preliminary 6 week work experience in retail, then when completed, those who show an aptitude and are deemed safe in the workshop, will be supported and encouraged to go to college to gain qualifications for work. To start this we need to secure retail and workshop premises, purchase materials and tools, and advertise our services. I know I am fed up of being treated unfairly because of my disability. If we all get together and change it from Disability to "ALTERNATIVE ABILITIES" we could make a positive chance top someones life.

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    brian tattersall

    5 days ago

    brian tattersall

    We will offer a membership discount card to all supporters based on the following. donate upto £20 and get 5% off when you spend over £50 donate £21 to £100 and get 10% off when you spend over £50 donate £101 to £499 and get 15% off when you spend over £50 donate £500 or more and get a whopping 20% off AND NO MINIMUM SPEND!!! Cards will be dispatched within three weeks of the end of this campaign. Just email your name and address with details of your donation, and we will do the rest!

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    5 days ago

    brian tattersall

    Good news!! We have just been given half a ton of sapele hardwood completely free of charge. The machinist made a whoopsie and planed it all a bit too thin for the order, so asked if we could make use of it. I wasn't going to turn down £2,000 worth of timber!! We still need monjey for equipment and sorting out a shop to sell items we make though, so let's get things rolling!!

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    7 days ago

    brian tattersall

    We now have no fewer than twenty five candidates for the work experience program. I am now having to put any further names onto a waiting list with start dates as far off as July 2018, and that is having three groups per week, two days per group. This just goes to show how much in demand this sort of venture is in this area. I have also spoken to several local timber merchants, and they are willing to support us by offering substantial discounts on materials. All we need now is the funding, so come and lets make this happen!!

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