Posted: Tue 28th Jun 2016

Olympic Champ Jade Jones pops down to Sunraye in Connah’s Quay to open new craft project

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

Olympic Taekwondo champion Jade Jones MBE was on hand the other day to officially open a new craft shed at Sunraye, the Connah’s Quay based project for homeless women.

The shed project aims to become a social enterprise through the sale of craft items and pieces of upcycled furniture that have been created by residents.

Employees from Deeside Industrial Park based Calbee UK have been working with the project donating their time to build the craft shed, insulate and carpet it and create shelving so that it can become a facility that will benefit the residents and extend the activities on offer.

Marking the completion first phase of the  project Jade Jones took the opportunity to share her story with residents and explain how her relentless focus had allowed her to achieve her vision to become an Olympic medallist.

“It was great to visit Sunraye and to hear about the fantastic work and support the project gives to those who need it most. I am originally from Flintshire and when Calbee asked which local charities I would like to support I couldn’t help but choose this one.

“I hope that sharing my story has further inspired these great women to push forward with their goals and to complete their support plan. From meeting them it is clear that they all have so much to offer and I wish them all the very best.”

Calbee UK will be working with Sunraye for the next twelve months with colleagues volunteering time to refurbish and decorate the facilities, develop the garden space and facilitate the job seeking programme that is in place with work experience, interview skills and confidence building.

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