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Widemarsh Workshop is a purpose-built work centre on Widemarsh Common, Hereford.

It stands in approximately 3 acres of land, left as a bequest to Hereford & Worcester County Council by Miss Chave for the good of the population. In the late 1970's, plans and building work on Widemarsh Workshop were started and with the first client intake in May 1981, the Workshop was officially opened in July of that year.

Widemarsh Workshop offers disabled people a chance to negotiate and assess their own needs for training, based on an ability to make informed choices; and the Workshop's ability to fulfil these choices. The practical experience a person gains in the Workshop reflects industrial and commercial practices and is designed to afford him or her the opportunity to take part in the social and working life of the community. The opportunity is not dependant on the judgement of his/her mental health, level of education or physical state.

For further information contact: Widemarsh Workshop, Widemarsh Common, Hereford HR4 9NA, telephone 01432 354259.

St Owens Centre  aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for all adults with a learning disability and provides day opportunities advocating choice, care and user involvement, independence, fulfilment, dignity and community participation.

Users of the Centre are offered; self help and independence training including washing, ironing, cooking, personal hygiene and communication; arts and leisure including pottery, drama, photography, woodwork and swimming; further education including Open University courses, Information Technology using computers, Bridging Courses and social skills.

For further information contact: St Owens Centre, Symonds Street, Hereford HR1 2HA, telephone 01432 355005.

Fund Raising Events
29 March 2002 Prize Bingo 438.05 raised
30 August 2002 Prize Bingo 183.00 raised
4 October 2002 Quiz Night 66.50 raised

On Friday 13 December 2002 cheques for 1625  were presented to representatives of both charities.