(by editorial board, Charity Today, March 21, 2020)
A Harrogate charity which empowers and supports people with disabilities to meet their full potential through therapeutic craft activities has been given a £2,000 boost from local Freemasons.
Members of Harlow Lodge, which meets at Harrogate’s Masonic Hall, successfully applied to the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund for a grant for Bilton-based Artizan International, formerly known as Craft Aid International.
The charity runs free weekly craft workshops for differently-able adults in Harrogate, Ripon and Leeds, and also runs workshops for long-term hospital inpatients.
This provides vital opportunities for people with disabilities to get out of their care homes or hospital beds, increase their social interaction, make new friends, build their confidence and learn new skills in a caring, supportive and…