Hawkhead Centre volunteer crafts lectern for Centenary Remembrance Service

Posted: 30/10/2018 | Scottish War Blinded

A Scottish War Blinded volunteer has crafted a beautiful wooden lectern to form part of the Hawkhead Centre’s Service of Remembrance next week.

The Paisley-based activity centre’s members, volunteers and staff will gather on Thursday, November 8, to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

Over the last week, volunteer Tom Goldie has made a lectern from scratch, to be used for the first time in the service.

Tom Goldie with the wooden lectern his has crafted for the Hawkhead Remembrance Service

Tom has been volunteering at the Hawkhead Centre since April, bringing his professional knowledge and skills in woodwork to the activity hub’s popular wood work room.

Helping out at the centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, he assists members as they make everything from tables to rocking horses – and collaborates with veterans to find ways to bring their ideas for new creations to life.

Tom said: “I enjoy working with the members, they are a good bunch. It gets me out working again and I enjoy listening to their stories.

“I’m giving, but I’m getting just as much back.”

Woodwork is just one of the many activities on offer to veterans with sight loss at the Hawkhead Centre, and at our West Lothian-based activity hub, the Linburn Centre. Click here to find out more.