Henshaws Yorkshire celebrated World Sight Day

Britain’s Got Talent star Christopher Stone was on hand to help Henshaws Yorkshire celebrate the achievements of visually impaired people at a World Sight Day inspired event.
The event, which was held at our dedicated Arts & Craft Centre in Knaresborough, aimed to celebrate the achievements of visually impaired people everywhere, as well as providing a really fun day out for all the family.

During the event there was a live performance from Christopher Stone, as well as arts and crafts activities, face painting and sensory games, in addition to a treasure trail around the centre’s gardens and buildings.

The celebration follows a week in which a host of local businesses, schools and community groups donned their jazziest clothes to support Henshaws Yorkshire’s fund raising campaign, ‘Wear Bright for Sight’.

Participating organisations paid £2 per person (or £1 for schools and playgroups) to sport their most dazzling clothes in order to raise much needed funds for Henshaws, to enable us to continue to provide support and services for visually impaired and disabled children and adults. The campaign attracted an enormously diverse range of support from local organisations like Barclays, Blueline Taxis, Wetherspoons, Hunters Estate Agents, Nidderdale High School and Goldborough Primary School, among many more.

Caroline Smale, CEO of Henshaws Yorkshire said: “It has been a really fantastic time for us, and our successful fundraising and awareness campaign has been all topped off by an enjoyable day of celebration at our Arts & Crafts Centre. We are so grateful for the enormous amount of support we have received from the local community, without which we could not continue to provide services for visually impaired and disabled children and adults across the region.”

Singing sensation, Christopher Stone, who performed at the World Sight Day celebration, said: “Singing for Henshaws was very special for me. The charity provides brilliant support across all the areas it operates in and I’m happy to help as much as I can. It’s also very special for me to be performing back near my home town of Harrogate.”

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