Crawley College student uses hand carving talent to raise money for local charity

May 5, 2020

A Crawley College carpentry student has been raising money for charity – and showcasing his talent for hand carving.

Ben David, who is studying level 2 bench joinery, put his talent to the test to raise money for Crawley Open House, a local homeless charity. He raised £50 thanks to the generosity of local resident Izzy to carve his second oak sign – and donated the proceeds to charity.

 

Trevor Francis, lecturer in carpentry & joinery, said:

“Izzy supported Ben in his wonderful efforts and was really very pleased with the quality of Ben’s workmanship.

“Once again, Ben produced a fantastic piece of work and raised some much need funds for a local charity in a short amount of time.”

 

Ben put his skills to the test quickly and, before the college campus closed in March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ben manufactured the timber using machinery in the workshops.

 

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