An update about our Woodwork & Horticulture sessions…

We are very sad to announce the closure of our Woodwork & Horticulture department.

When The Cellar Trust (then known as The Cellar Project) opened its doors in the 1980s we were, and still are, a mental health charity with a difference. One of our different and unique offerings was our fantastic woodwork and horticulture sessions, which provided clients with a therapeutic and creative route to recovery. As this department has been with us from the very start of our journey, it makes it all the more difficult to have to say goodbye.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and continued rules around safe working, we will be unable to continue running our sessions. We have reviewed our options for reopening we cannot be assured that we can do it safely.

In addition to this, running this service requires us to fundraise significant amounts every year. Unfortunately the ways we do this have been drastically affected by Covid. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients must always come first, which is why we have come to this decision.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in Woodwork & Horticulture, past and present, for their support. Our staff, volunteers, clients and partners are what made the department so fantastic.