A group of residents from ACH Group residential facilities Perry Park and ViTA are combining their skills in woodwork and sewing for a good cause.
Their first products to hit the market are wall clocks and doll beds.
The beds are carved by hand, sanded and lacquered, then decorated with lacework, rails and curtains, tiny mattresses, quilts and pillows all made by the Perry Park Craft Group.
Orders are strong with big plans to extend into making rocking horses.
The project follows a major upgrade of the Port Noarlunga site’s Men’s Shed thanks to a grant from Onkaparinga Council and the ACH Group Foundation for Older Australians.
The upgrade includes new benches, equipment and machinery, tables and seats and an overhead pergola with fan.
Men’s Shed volunteers Bill Hosszu and Dave Newlyn have worked tirelessly to build and install new equipment.
“This is a great place, it’s just gold,” says Bill, who started volunteering at Perry Park in May last year. “The blokes are so happy to be here and it’s a wonderful way to spend time together. They certainly do get a lot of work done.”
Resident Jim Lintern enjoys being part of the group.
“I’d be out here every day if I could,” he says. “It’s great to be able to do something with your hands and I enjoy the company.”
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