Tim and Becca Cracknell
Project: The Maker’s Place
Location: Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset
Tim and Becca Cracknell founded the concept of The Maker’s Place. Tim is a builder and runs his own limited company. He has taught basic constructions skills to young people and completed an apprenticeship in Aeronautical engineering. He also has a degree in Youth work with Applied Theology. Becca has been an adult nurse for 17 years now, she has done various kinds of nursing in between having children, more recently working for Yeovil Hospital having founded and coordinating Craft Therapy in Cancer. She also has an AVCE in Art and Design and has completed an Art Therapy foundation course.
About My Project
We want to create a place that is welcoming and safe for a variety of people to come to make together. We want to use the therapeutic attributes of making as a tool to holistically support and love people. The team would also like to provide Maker’s Place users with the opportunity to learn about and grow in the Christian faith.
There is currently a 42 foot porta craft cabin with tea room. There is a vegetable plot and a few animals to care for within the peaceful rural setting of the farm. There is plenty of space and many opportunities to see the Community Interest Company grow. We currently hold contracts with the local NHS hospital to deliver Craft based support groups for cancer patients and the local council to provide NEET teenagers support. We are passionate to facilitate others to make things together and to create an environment that is welcoming to do so, like our adult and child monthly Make Together sessions. We also host big open events to the whole public, an opportunity to bring all together and share a Christian message whilst providing other all age activities.