FACET celebrate ten years

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FACET is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week and also marking the completion of a major refurbishment programme.

The March-based charity is holding an open day from 10am to 3pm on Friday (June 15) where everyone is invited to help celebrate this milestone.

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be available. There will be a number of stalls and activities. The charity will also celebrate the completion of the two-year refurbishment, which has seen a total transformation of the premises on the Marwick Road Industrial Estate.

The refurbishment has cost £425,617 and was made possible with a grant from the Social Enterprise Investment Fund.

The charity will be opening its doors so that everyone can see the work that has been done - the plant centre, woodwork shop, catering kitchen etc where the students, all of which are adults with learning disabilities, gain the skills they need to help them reach their full potential.

The charity has praised all the local contractors who have supported them throughout the refurbishment often by carrying out work during the evenings and weekends.

The charity’s chairman, Andrew Pugh said: “FACET is not just a name it’s a way of life that’s full of character and feeling. The staff who work at the centre are a family, the students are part of that family, moving freely and safely, and learning about the things in life we all take for granted.”

Mr Pugh said the old building looked “old and tired”. It was cold in the winter and difficult to heat. Now there are new rooms, new equipment and better facilities, Mr Pugh added.