Visitors to a charity-run North Yorkshire arts centre will be enjoying getting closer to nature thanks to a four-figure grant from property and renewable energy firm the Banks Group.
The Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough run by the Henshaws Society For Blind People has used a £5,000 grant from the Banks Community Fund to enhance the woodland area that sits behind the Bond End premises and which is used as a location for artistic activities for people with a range of disabilities.
“The woodland provides a wonderful environment in which everyone can let their imaginations run free and we know how much all our visitors appreciate that it’s there.”
A range of new plants and shrubs have been planted in the one-hectare space by some of the charity’s volunteers, with other improvements made to make it as easy as possible to navigate for its various users.
Originally founded more than 180 years ago, Henshaws supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities across the north of England to achieve their ambitions and to go beyond expectations.