A timber company has donated timber offcuts to Witney charity Guideposts Trust, which supports adults with learning difficulties.

Guideposts Outdoor Wellbeing Hub received its first delivery of wood from the UK’s leading offsite timber frame manufacturer Stewart Milne Timber Systems last month.

The partnership will see Witney charity, Guideposts Trust receive monthly deliveries of wood offcuts from Stewart Milne Timber Systems, which will be used in various gardening and woodwork classes for adults with learning difficulties and children with additional needs.

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Tania Kirby, Senior Fundraiser for Guideposts, said: “It’s always great to get backing from local businesses who share our values, and SMTS have been very generous in providing materials for our classes and workshops which aim to engage adults and young people in the area in planting, woodwork, nature crafts and cooking, all in a safe and social setting.”

The materials can also be used at the Guideposts Dreamcatchers Forest School for young people with additional needs.

As the partnership continues, the donated wood from Witney based SMTS will be used to make raised beds for Dig ‘n’ Grow attendees to grow plants, flowers and vegetables; as well as in woodworking classes which help to develop skills such as dexterity while providing the opportunity for participants to connect with nature.

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SMTS’ construction process results in roughly 1.6 thousand tonnes of timber offcuts, a natural result of offsite manufacturing methods and, as a company, Stewart Milne Timber Systems has always had an environmental conscience, ensuring that 100% of its excess material is recycled.

In this way, it contributes to the current government aim for the UK to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Shelley Benwell, marketing manager for Stewart Milne Timber Systems, said: “Not only are we are committed to recycling the offcuts produced from our timber systems as we work towards reducing environmental impacts, we also believe in supporting the local community and those who live and work within it.”

For more information about the charity visit guideposts.org.uk.