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About Us

We are a group of people passionate about woodwork and the benefits it can have on wellbeing.


We started this project with the aim of getting more people engaged with the joys of woodwork, especially using it to help improve wellbeing. Drawing on over 40 years of combined experience working with communities we have now been running successful woodwork projects together for over 18 months. Please check out the projects tab for more info. We are always looking for more ways to spread the love of woodwork and wellbeing so please get in touch...

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Alex is a woodworker and carpenter with a degree in architecture, passionate about mental health and how making things is good for you. He co runs our Adult woodwork club sessions in Bethnal Green with Barney.

Barney is a keen woodturner and Design Technology teacher at a Special Educational Needs school, and is passionate about woodwork and community projects. he coruns our adult woodwork club sessions in Bethnal Green with Alex.

Paul is a furniture maker and experienced youth worker. Paul runs projects with young offenders in Cambridge and is currently running our Primary School project in Limehouse Basin, London.


Lauren is our newest member of staff. Lauren has been working with us as volunteer Operations Director and part time facilitator. Prior to this she spent a year working in administration for the NHS. Her background career is in sales and marketing and she has been volunteering for many years; focusing on community work, social engagement, and fundraising. 

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