Three apprentices from KMF Precision Sheet Metal Manufacturing have teamed up with their local Co-op to “engineer” a “grand” way to raise money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.
The final year apprentices of the Newcastle-based manufacturer – Joe Ward, 19, Andy Frost, 20, and Josh Wheatley, 21 – were tasked with designing, manufacturing and marketing a product for sale, with all money raised, which is now standing at almost £1,000, benefiting the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.
The trio designed and created a range of candle holders and received retail hints and tips from Joe’s father, Steve Ward who, as Manager of our London Road, Chesterton store, also arranged for the engineering apprentices to set up shop in five Co-op food stores in the area, Chesterton, Bradwell, Talke, Audley and Waterhayes.
Alan Smith, Area Manager for The Co-op in North Staffordshire, said: “This is such a creative project which not only benefits the young people involved with their future career choices but supports a great local cause like the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. We are delighted that the exercise has been both a great success and learning experience for all of the apprentices involved.”