A UNIQUE fundraising initiative has been started by a member of the Ellesmere Port community - woodturning in aid of the Neuromuscular Centre.

Paul Williams has been practicing the art of woodturning for more than 24 years and from his home workshop in Ellesmere Port has created some beautiful and unique items.

In January Paul decided to take on a challenge to 'turn' a bowl each week and sell them in aid of the Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford (NMC).

Paul said: "The NMC is special charity to me. I have delivered a couple of wood turning demo at their Shed Club and have been very impressed with the range of activities they provide.

"Several people close to me are affected by muscular dystrophy and I'm always by their enthusiasm, motivation and 'can do' attitude. The Centre in Winsford epitomises that too."

Woodturning is a skilled craft using a lathe and handheld tools to create a symmetrical shape from a section of wood. 

The hand-crafted bowls are all individual and available to be purchased via the NMC Etsy shop and from the NMC: www.nmcentre.com.

NMC has been in Winsford for 34 years, providing a range of unique, specialist services for people affected by neuromuscular conditions. We hold a range of fundraising events and activities throughout the year, details of which can also be found on our website.