Student recovering from brain injury is step closer to becoming carpenter thanks to Hereford Round Table donation

Hereford Times

30th November 2015

A STUDENT who acquired a severe brain injury nine years ago is another step closer to achieving his goal of becoming a carpenter thanks to funding from Hereford Round Table.

Chairman of the organisation, Will Jackson, met with student Ben Staunton and his tutor at Herefordshire and Ludlow College this week so that Mr Staunton could thank the Round Table for its help.

After passing his intermediate level in woodwork last year, Hereford Round Table provided funding towards Mr Staunton’s City & Guilds level-two course in carpentry and joinery this year.

He is determined to achieve his goal of becoming a qualified carpenter despite acquiring a severe brain injury nine years ago and says that without the help of the Round Table it would have been impossible for him to take up his place on this course.

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From left: Rachel Hall, Specialist Acquired Brain Injury Mentor, Ben Staunton, Hereford Round Table chairman Will Jackson, and Andy Ing, Ben’s tutor.

Chairman of the organisation, Will Jackson, said: “We were delighted to be able to help such a determined young man.

“We don’t always get a chance to meet the people that we help and find out first hand what a difference a little assistance can make to someone so it was great to meet Ben and find out how committed he was to making a career for himself as a carpenter.”

Since teaming up with the Hereford Times in a bid to give away cash to good causes and charities in the community earlier this year, Hereford Round Table has donated more than £30,000.

Anyone interested in joining or would like to request a donation can visit herefordroundtable.co.uk