On 30 August, Prosaw received an email from Rusty Road 2 Recovery, a not-for-profit community interest company in Bridgwater, Somerset. The company requested assistance with obtaining a much needed bandsaw and wondered whether Prosaw would be generous enough to donate the equipment.
Rusty Road 2 Recovery is a social enterprise and non-profit organisation that provides recovery-based services for people of all ages and sexes who suffer from mental health problems. Its purpose is to have a positive impact on the lives of 75 local people a week, including older citizens who suffer from isolation and loneliness, and younger people who have been rejected, or require guidance and opportunities to achieve qualifications which have not been possible for them to gain through normal educational services.
So, why the donation of a bandsaw? Well, participants work together as groups to take classic vehicles – including motorcycles, tractors and cars that are often viewed by many as scrap or beyond repair – and restore them to their former glory. This work encourages individuals to take pride in themselves and their achievements, while discovering that there is always hope. A bandsaw is vital piece of machinery for such a workshop.
Prosaw’s managing director Phil Crick says: “The idea just struck a chord with us and we soon delivered a Waytrain manual bandsaw, at no cost, to help with their mission.”
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