Heroic Designer Makes Bench for Heroes

A picnic bench designed by a severely disabled veteran and made entirely from recycled materials has been donated to the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Colchester.  Alex Stringer, designer of the “Alex Bench”, lost three limbs while on patrol in Afghanistan when he was 20 years old.

The bench, which allows wheelchairs users to sit comfortably alongside able-bodied people, is manufactured by the social enterprise Realise Futures.  It was presented to the centre by Realise Futures Chief Executive Sarah Sharlott in a ceremony on Tuesday, 11th February.



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