Swindon-based charity Dressability, which adapts clothing for people with disabilities, has recently begun talks with Help for Heroes about how it can assist injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan by providing them with clothing tailored for their needs.
Trustee Louise Summerton said, “our Annual General Meeting in October is going to be a very inspiring occasion; Major Peter Smith from Tedworth House, which is the Help for Heroes funded military rehabilitation unit in Tidworth, has agreed to be our guest speaker.
“Soldiers returning from war may have lost limbs or just the functionality needed to do up buttons and zips. Dressability provides clothing that is completely tailored to individual requirements, which helps the wearer keep their identity.”
Dressability needs more people to volunteer their time and skills, either as a trustee, on a project by project basis, or as a dress-maker. Louise added, “sewing is a dying art so we are particularly keen to find budding young designers and dress-makers who can help us sustain our work into the future.”
The Dressability AGM takes place at Rodbourne Methodist Church on Tuesday 11 October, 12noon. A buffet lunch will be provided.
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