We want this blog to be a space where we can share the stories of the many different people we work with. So every week, we will introduce you to someone who is part of Craft Aid International’s story. This week, I had the chance to speak to Darren, a participant at one of our UK craft sessions. Today we had fun glittering larch cones for Christmas decorations. And we were both very sparkly by the end of it! Here’s what he had to say:
How long have you been coming to the craft sessions?
Longer than anyone else here! I’ve been coming since the beginning.
What is your favourite thing about the craft sessions?
I used to do some craft at college. We got our work displayed in the window of Betty’s Tearooms in Harrogate. Now I get to use my creative ideas here.
What’s your favourite craft?
All of them!
Tell us a bit of your story:
I have been in a wheelchair since I had an accident when I was ten. I couldn’t speak at first. But a fun fact about myself is that when I learnt to speak again, my first word was “Budweiser”. There was an advert on TV for Budweiser, which had frogs in it. And I loved the frogs!
How would you describe Craft Aid International in three words?
Creative, Inspirational, Different
We do something different every week!