Local company to support Watford Workshop
13th July 2016
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iFix, the mobile phone and tablet repair shop located in Watford’s High Street - http://watford.ifix.co.uk/ - is launching an original initiative to support Watford Workshop. Funds will be provided to Watford Workshop from repairs carried out in the iFix store, through their recycling programme.

As part of its remit to provide work experience for disabled and disadvantaged people, Watford Workshop also acts as a business providing packaging and light mechanical and electrical assembly work to commercial customers. As well as giving the charity a percentage of the cost of qualifying repairs, iFix’s long-term goal is to offer training and work placement and create roles such as part assembly for the people supported by Watford Workshop.

Stu Conroy, Co-owner of iFix, said: “I've known Watford Workshop for a few years now and I am aware that fundraising is only one way of supporting the excellent work that the charity does. So we are seeking ways to provide ongoing work and experience for the people involved, and we think this scheme will help greatly.”

Linda McIntyre, CEO at Watford Workshop, added: “We are delighted to be working with a local business to raise awareness of the huge task we have ahead in raising funds for the charity and finding work opportunities for our users. Our very capable team work on a variety of projects and we are keen to highlight the roles we can undertake for local and national businesses, from assembly line production alongside more specialist electronics work.”

Local companies can help Watford Workshop in three ways

  • By providing work placement and work experience to service users
  • By placing orders for commercial services
  • By donating to the charity, which can make a huge difference to the lives of service users. Companies are able to get tax relief on gifts of money to charities. 

How your donation will help:

£7.50 will pay for a group training session.

£15 will pay for a 30 minute one on one training session.

£58 will keep a disabled person in work for a day.

£180 will pay for our chef to provide healthy meals for a week.

£261 will keep one service user in work for a week.

How To Donate

Go to our website www.watfordworkshop.co.uk

Click on SUPPORT US and then on Donating


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