Andy Coates’ Workshop Destroyed by Fire

There is never a good time of year for something like this but sadly, Andy Coates’ (our former chairman) workshop was destroyed by fire, apparently caused by an electrical fault in the building wiring. Andy is still sifting through the charred remains, salvaging what he can but the likelihood is that most if not all the equipment he had will need to be replaced. Unfortunately, the workshop wasn’t insured but some kindhearted friends have set up a crowd funding page to help Andy rebuild his workshop and his livelihood. If you are able to donate, here’s a link to the page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/andy-coates-woodturner

 

 

As another fund raiser, an auction of donated pieces is being organised so if you are able to donate a piece of your work to sell, contact us (webmaster@awgb.co.uk) and we will pass on your offer.

Watch this space for further developments…