Friday, 6 June 2014

Volunteering 3

This is the last of our series of posts on Volunteers for Volunteer week.

Meet Kath...

Kath came to see me today and is just about to start volunteering.

I first met Kath in 2010 when she joined one of our Creative Crafts courses. She picked the course because it covered a bit of everything and has always enjoyed learning. She hadn't done any classes for a while and wanted to join Arts on Prescription because it seemed friendly and not threatening. Kath really enjoyed the course, and still looks at all the Arts on Prescription brochuress, facebook pages and feels part of the AOP community. Our course gave her more confidence and really showed she had some great skills in textiles. Kath has taken anti-depressants for many years and is now finally stopping taking medication.

After the first course with AOP, Kath then went on to do a one year long art course with Lancashire Adult Learning that we helped to advertise and from there she has gone on and on and how.

In September 2013 Kath began a degree in Contemporary Textiles at the University Centre at Blackburn College. She has been getting A's throughout, is loving the course she is doing, throwing herself into every opportunity and continues to find the arts helps her feel better every day. Last week she was chosen to teach a workshop to some Russian exchange students and she is now heading to St Petersberg next year to return the exchange. She even has artwork on show in Blackburn museum in an exhibition around World War One. You can keep up with Kath's activities on

As part of her degree Kath needs to complete some volunteering and she immediately thought of us. We had a great chat today and watch this space as Kath comes and helps the team out, she may even be guest blogging on here once or twice.

So that's me for now. I'm off to a steampunk market this weekend! Not been to one before, I hope it's going to be great and don't worry, I am taking the camera.

Thanks for reading.


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