Ely timber business backs student-run woodwork initiative in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

Cambridge Regional College lecturer Mark Piller hands over a cheque to Polly West from East Anglia’s

Cambridge Regional College lecturer Mark Piller hands over a cheque to Polly West from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. - Credit: Archant

An Ely timber company has helped students at Cambridge Regional College raise £850 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

AC Timber backed the student-run Charity Woodworking Company by donating wood, which was then used to craft and sell planters, iPad holders and house signs.

Students and staff at CRC have donated £850 to EACH as a result of the wood donation.

Funds were also boosted by commissions which ranged from a memorial bench to a dog basket. The students’ work was recognised in a national competition for student enterprises when it won third place.

Joinery lecturer Mark Piller, who set up the business with his students, said the Charity Woodworking Company had been a very successful initiative.

“We had lots of enthusiastic students involved in the project and we’re delighted to be able to donate the profits to a really worthwhile cause,” “We had great support from AC Timber of Ely, which supplied us with the wood.”

To find out more about EACH, go to www.each.org.uk