Volunteers make toys for charity

Mandurah MLA David Templeman and Ron Scrivener.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman and Ron Scrivener.

BELSWAN Workshop Group has been making toys for children in the region since 2015.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman visited the group to see the items volunteers make for local charity groups.

The workshop is in the Belswan’s Mandurah retirement village.

The toys, such as naughts and crosses, rocking elephants, blackboards and Christmas elves are all hand made.

Ron Scrivener and Fred Kenworthy lead the team.

Mr Scrivener said that everyone is welcome to participate.

“We make sure they are fully trained on any machinery they operate,” he said.

“Men who had no experience surprise themselves with what they have achieved.

“It’s a fun place to work, and we support one another.”

Mr Kenworthy said that working with charities was very satisfying.

“We make some made to order pieces with any payment being used to fund the workshop,” he said.

“We welcome new team members, we know they’ll get great satisfaction from their involvement.”

Mr Templeman said he was proud to support the workshop.