Bulldog spirit strengthens Skillway

The High Sheriff visited Skillway in Godalming to thank the dedicated volunteers and staff for their tireless efforts in the face of recent challenges.

During her visit, Dr Llewelyn looked around the craft workshops and met some of the students learning such practical skills as stonework, carpentry and joinery.

She learned how everyone at Skillway had pressed on despite Covid-19 measures to continue helping Surrey’s disadvantaged and disengaged young people find “optimism, calm and fulfilment” while learning to use their hands.

As an NHS doctor, the High Sheriff is acutely aware of the complexities organisations have had to navigate due to Covid-19 and was particularly impressed that staff and volunteers at Skillway had kept going despite everything.