Martin’s story

Volunteer

The Recovery College to me means making classes fun, friendly, sociable and creative environments, helping students to achieve a positive effect on their mental wellbeing.

Hi, my name is Martin. I am a service user but I am also a qualified advanced City & Guilds florist. I have won competitions and exhibited at Harrogate/Tadcaster flower shows. I have even made bouquets for a Wakefield celebrity’s mum! Flowers certainly make people smile and friendships are made with them. Flowers cheer us up and brighten the hearts of us all.

The Recovery College to me means making classes fun, friendly, sociable and creative environments, helping students to achieve a positive effect on their mental wellbeing (it does for me every time I work with flowers!). For myself and my students, I feel and know it’s a positive way of spending time and the floral art design course can teach very good coping strategies.

In our floral art design course, I aim to teach you how to make stunning and distinctive floral designs, suitable for gifts or to compliment any interior/home.

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