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The Community Centre has recently acquired a lease on premises in  Dickson House, next to the Cambrian Community Centre on Queens Road, Richmond. We recognise the need to provide pathways for our visitors to move forward in their resettlement and have been training a number at the Community Centre in barista and hospitality skills.

 

We have now started a new social enterprise at Dickson House and in June 2016 the first ‘Works of Love’ three day beginners sewing course was completed and since then an additional four beginners courses have been completed and two advanced courses. Trainees gain accreditation certificates in the skills learnt which are awarded by AQA a national vocational and educational accreditation body. For future course dates please contact Desiree on 020 84399735.

Social Sewing is for all abilities and is run by Cornelia Caosteanu every Thursday at Dickson House too, term time, 9.30 until 11.30am. For more information please contact Cornelia on 07738922611 or corneliacos@yahoo.com.  Suggested donation is £3 per session.

Some of the ladies from Richmond Housing Partnership graduating from our barista training.

Nada, one of our first trainees, with her AQA certificates.

Carol makes a tote bag at the first ‘Works of Love’ sewing workshop.

Works of love fully lined and individually crafted tote bags are for sale at the Vineyard Community Centre charity shop priced at just £10. Watch below a short video of our training project and how these bags are made.

With thanks to:

The Pret Foundation for supporting Works of Love with the purchase of our new sewing machines.

Richmond Parish Lands for support with our premises.