Proceeds from model exhibition gifted to disability support charity

Kevin Rackham and fellow organisers of the Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition p

Kevin Rackham and fellow organisers of the Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition present a cheque to Mat Parker, manager of S.O.L.D. Picture: Julie Williams - Credit: Archant

A local workshop for the disabled has benefited from the success of a popular model engineering exhibition.

Special Objectives for the Local Disabled (S.O.L.D.) - based on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate - offers disabled people access to a workshop environment. Service users are able to use facilities including a wood workshop, computer room and greenhouse.

Kevin Rackham, chairman of the Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition's (LOWMEX) committee, presented a cheque for £485.57 to Mat Parker, manager of S.O.L.D.

The two-day exhibition is organised annually by the Halesworth & District Model Engineering Society, and was enjoyed at Ormiston Denes Academy by over 1000 people.

'We are pleased to continue supporting S.O.L.D,' said Mr Rackham.


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'They encourage people less able than ourselves to get back into a workshop and produce quality items that give personal satisfaction to others, something that is akin to what we try to do in our own society.'

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