Admiral wheely helps HUTS
HUTS, a charitable organisation based in Newcastle Emlyn that offers art, craft and other learning opportunities to adults with mental health problems, has received funding from Welsh employer Admiral to go towards the purchase of a table top potter's wheel which will enable wheelchair users to make full use of pottery equipment.
HUTS received the £400 funding from Admiral after Frances Smith who works in the Claims department in Swansea, applied to the company's Community Chest scheme, which provides funding for charities and organisations in which staff members or their families are involved.
Frances explains why she applied to the scheme,
"My mum uses a wheelchair and she loves arts and crafts so I applied to see if Admiral would provide funding some for HUTS as it's a really important charity to me. The money will be a great help towards the new pottery room and offer a new activity for the people who go to HUTS to try out".
Dee Stott, Manager of HUTS explains how the money will help,
"HUTS provide support for people who are recovering from mental illness and being able to come to HUTS provides them with therapeutic, creative activities, access learning in a wide range of skills from cooking to computer all done over a cup of tea or two and a chat. The money received from Admiral Community Chest scheme will go towards the purchase of a table top potter's wheel which will enable wheelchair users to make full use of our planned pottery workshops.