UN Climate Conference COP26 was the ideal context for a visit by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and the High Sheriff to a community café and workshop on Godalming High Street that is doing its bit for the environment by upcycling old furniture.
Changing Perceptions is a social enterprise run by the Meath Epilepsy Charity, which supports people challenged by complex epilepsy and associated disabilities. It brings together volunteers, staff and those they support to upcycle and repurpose donated wooden furniture items then sold in Changing Perceptions’ showroom.
During the royal visit, the Countess of Wessex and Dr Llewelyn visited the excellent café. They chatted to the charity’s residents, their carers, staff and patrons before trying their hand at furniture upcycling.
Dr Llewelyn said: “Changing Perceptions has also increased local knowledge about Meath and the wonderful work it does to enhance the lives of those with epilepsy and its associated disabilities. The coffee and cake are delicious, and I strongly recommend the café to all residents.”