Award-winning social enterprise Wood Recyclability has announced that the organisation has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.
Located at Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire on a five acre agricultural site, Wood Recyclability has been providing practical work experience and training for adults with additional support needs through Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray councils for over two decades. The organisation offers adults with a wide range of abilities and who require support, the chance to experience a real workplace setting.
General manager Brian Reid said: “At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity.
“We’re raising funds to develop more of the site and have plans to plant an orchard of apple trees. This will provide an additional income stream as we will be able to sell the apples to local juice or cider producers. Importantly, it will also provide new opportunities for our trainees as they will be able to assist with planting and care of the orchard going forward.
Wood Recyclability board chair Jon Turnbull added: “To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op members. When a member buys selected branded products and services, the Co-op will give a helping hand to local causes like ours.
"Co-op members can select us as their local cause by visiting https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/47953 and we really hope that people will visit the Co-op website or download the Co-op app and select us as their local cause. “