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2016-11-22 06:00

A morning market with a difference is happening in Claremont on Saturday.

The Village Work Centre, a project of the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association, hosts its morning market at 11 First Avenue, Claremont from 08:00.

Cheryl Beaton of the association explains that this is the association’s annual market. It’s not only an opportunity for them to raise funds but is also a showcase of the work that they do at the centre.

“This market will give the public an idea of how able these craftsmen are with a varied selection of products on sale,” she says.

She further explains that the Village Work Centre is a protective work centre for 125 adults with cerebral palsy (CP) who are unable to be employed in the open labour market.

“Work is an important aspect of the lives of people with disabilities and affords them a level of dignity.

“Work activities at the centre include the manufacture of wooden products and household equipment, producing standing frames and seats for children with CP using specialised paper-based technology, sewing products as well as contract packaging for local businesses.

“Workers are transported from their homes, mainly from areas on the Cape Flats and surrounding areas.”

Apart from the crafts there will also be a tuck shop, second-hand books and clothing, as well as cake and tea on sale.

V For information call Jenny Alexander on 021 683 3100.

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