“ I am so proud to have become Watford Workshop’s first Patron, it is an absolute honour. Having been to the Workshop so many times I am consistently impressed by, and indeed in awe of, the attitude of everyone here – both those in employment and the staff and volunteers. They have a great team who offer real independence and support to all those who attend, and I would recommend them to any businesses who have needs from labelling to packing to electrical assembly – you will not be disappointed!”
“Watford Workshop is a real hidden gem. The huge benefits to people who don’t have access to mainstream employment is a pleasure to behold. Plus prices are competitive and quality is high.”
Lance Corporal Derek Derenalagi, a native Fijian, joined the British Army in 1999. In July 2007, whilst on tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, his life changed forever when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) and he lost both his legs above the knee. Five years on, Derek entered the London 2012 Olympic stadium as a Team GB Paralympian. After winning three medals at the Invictus Games, Derek has now set his sights on Rio and is training for 2016.
“Very worthwhile project. I’ll do everything I can to help with sponsorship and support – they deserve”