Rotary Club of Reading

'The Engine Room Project'

Lisa & Paul

Lisa & Paul

One beneficiary of the scheme is Paul who came with Lisa to speak movingly of how he had been at rock bottom with depression and addiction, reluctant to leave his home until he had taken up art at the Engine Room. The positive effect on Paul was clear for all to see as he spoke with confidence and appreciation of the love and kindness that he had received from the people at the Engine Room.
They started last year in Jackson's former shop where it as so hot it was 'like an engine room' but they are now settled in Broad Street Mall where 20 people are participating in their work. Seven have gone on to further education - altogether a remarkable result for a few months' work.