Wizard students were asked if they could help out with a somewhat unusual project. Given their expertise in building soap box derby carts, Jo Riches from the Red Cross wondered if they may be able to help a man with a mission, and a fridge! The idea is that Moses, from the Wiltshire Addiction Support Project, aims to raise awareness of Hepatitis C, causes of liver damage and the plight of homeless sufferers of Hepatitis C faced with the dilemma of 'No Fridge, No Treatment'! His objective is to walk approximately 200miles around Wiltshire accompanied by a fridge, his problem was how to transport said fridge on his travels.
The team from WASP came, complete with fridge, to meet the students and tell us more about the quest and the work they do in the community. Never afraid of a challenge, our students were keen to see what they could come up with.
With the help of a generous donation of two small bicycles and some much appreciated support from Stuart and Brian (two of our workshop volunteers), the lads set to work. Brenden came up with some ingenious ideas and a fantastic design for the posters whilst Kesley, Ryan, Liam, Junior and James all took turns at helping to cut, shape and modify the two bikes as they slowly morphed into what is fast becoming a custom made trolley to help Moses with his mission!
The trolley has to be ready for the end of June as Moses will be doing his walk throughout July/August 2012. The walk will coincide with world hepatitis awareness day on July 28th.
All those within WASP will be joining Moses at various stages of the walk. Friends, family and any interested parties willing to participate, will be very welcome. All support and donations will be gratefully received.
Moses and the WASP team will be at Salisbury Market Place 28th July for World Hepatitis Awareness Day with media coverage of the event.
We hope that, like our students, you will be able to support this event in some way, ie: by joining Moses along any of the public legs, sponsoring him or any participants, joining WASP in Salisbury or giving them a donation. Everyone is welcome!
Show your support by DOWNLOADING A POSTER for this event
.... or for just £6.99 why not buy one of the special mugs our students designed for them? Each mug sale will result in a £2 donation directly to WASP and helps our students practice their enterprise skills as they handle the orders and production.