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Local artists with learning disabilities celebrate a successful exhibition

Essex Cares Ltd. (ECL) showcased the talents of adults with learning disabilities for a whole month in January, selling a number of original paintings at Colchester Library.

All artwork had been created by ECL's customers, based at their Work Based Training enterprise, Redwood Creative Design.

What is Work Based Training?

Customers at Redwood Creative Design were provided with this opportunity to gain valuable work based experience - producing and selling their artwork as well as engaging with members of the public at the library.

Keir Lynch, Chief Executive of ECL said:

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the work of some of our customers at Colchester Library. It's great to be able to recognise our customers' talents and help them gain work based training experience. What is truly special is that you can see how much they love doing it."

Four original paintings have been sold during the exhibition, to the delight of the artists who were thrilled to see their art appreciated and enjoyed.

Members of the public enjoyed a hot drink while they browsed the paintings, offered by ECL's Book Rest Café which is a work based training enterprise.

A total of over £100 worth of artwork was sold and all money raised will be invested back into the enterprise to help support the needs of adults with learning disabilities in Colchester.

Find out more about how ECL support adults with learning disabilities in Essex.