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60 Seconds with James

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Posted on 08/03/19

Meet James Videgrain, a support worker at Silkworth Charity Group who joined the team last year. He has recently come on board on a permanent basis and runs the charities Art Group.

1). What does Silkworth mean to you/ why did you want to work at Silkworth?

Silkworth is very close to my heart. I was a client and graduated from treatment at Silkworth and I can honestly say that it saved my life. I really love working with clients as a support worker and find that it has strengthened my own recovery.

2). You run the Art Group at the Clubhouse, can you tell us a little more about that?

It is a very relaxed group that is run as a drop in each Thursday. People tend to come around 11am and spend a few hours with the group.  We find that it gives us space to relax and allows each individual to go through their own meditative and therapeutic process. There are lots of projects that people can get involved with from paint pouring on canvas to recovery stones and card making.

3). You're a new addition to the crayon box, what colour would you be and why?

I would be a green Crayon because it’s my favourite colour and represents nature. Also, my eyes are green.

4). What do you like doing in your spare time?

I enjoy going to the cinema, cooking for friends and walking my dog Hallie. I love the outdoors, especially when I am with Hallie whatever the weather. In my spare time I like to go to the Spa, a day is never wasted in the spa!

5). What was the last gift you gave to someone?

I gave some US dollars to my sister for her Birthday trip to New York!  

6). If you weren't working at Silkworth, what would you be doing instead?

If I wasn’t at Silkworth I would most likely be an English Teacher abroad. I loved my time doing this in Hong Kong and Vietnam.

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