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Knaresborough crafts centre for disabled people launches Christmas appeal

Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough has launched its Christmas campaign to highlight the challenges disabled people face during the festive season.

Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough has launched its Christmas fundraising campaign, designed to highlight some of the challenges disabled people face during the festive season. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the difficulties the festive season can bring for people with physical and sensory impairments - unable to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and experiences of the season. Henshaws have also released a video, showing the art makers at work in Knaresborough and their heart-felt expression of gratitude to the donors and supporters who have funded the service. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoaU4NL3IhE It will be launched across the charity’s social media channels to raise much-needed funds to ensure that those living with visual impairment and other disabilities can live their best life, not just at Christmas, but all year long. Henshaws Director of Fundraising Stephen Tongue said:

"The Arts and Crafts Centre is a vital resource for those who attend its workshops but is also an important community hub. "We are appealing to the people of Yorkshire for their generous help in supporting the delivery of a service which is so vital to so many."
Henshaws has listed some of the ways that donations can help, including: £30 would fund a workshop at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre £5 would allow an art maker to experience one of Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre’s online workshops - a community space for people living with disabilities £1,000 would fund materials for 10 workshops for a whole month £3,000 would fund a whole month of online workshops for 600 art makers £3,000 would fund a full day of workshops for 100 art makers To donate to the charity, call 0300 222 5555 or visit Henshaws.org.uk Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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