Angel of Iron Volunteer

The British Ironwork Centre’s “Angels of Iron” volunteer programme has been joined by its first, and very talented, volunteer.

Ken Wood, who has a lifetime’s experience as a blacksmith and farrier, was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to join the Centre both to cover their existing blacksmiths’ days off and to offer the benefits of his huge wealth of knowledge and experience.

Having suffered back injuries in the past which led to his having to shorten his career abruptly, Ken volunteered to join the Centre’s programme to enable him to continue doing something he loves and to share this passion with others through the British Ironwork Centre’s Interactive Workshop Experiences.  He is able to choose his own volunteering hours, and takes rest breaks whenever needed.

Annie Stokes, the Centre’s resident blacksmith, is delighted to have Ken’s help and is very much enjoying being able to benefit from his many years’ experience.

Clive Knowles, British Ironwork Centre Chairman, said “We insist on paying Ken when Annie is away and is covering her role and responsibilities - we always want the volunteer scheme to be completely fair to all parties.”

“Ken has been, and will continue to be, a very valued member of our Angels Of Iron team!”

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